Monday, December 31, 2007

Old Year Round-Up

It is that day of the year again where its time to review what I've knit over the last 12 months.

Not surprisingly, there have been lots of socks.
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There were three shawls (knit for Kerrie).
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Handses, headses, neckses.
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Bodies
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Babies
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A toy.
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There were also the designs of Kerrie's that I knit for her (two tops and a triangular scarf).

Overall, I think I can say that being unemployed for a fair whack of the year was definitely good for my productivity! Nearly everything was knit from stash although I certainly didn't go the whole year without buying yarn. I still have more than enough yarn to keep knitting without having to buy more. I'm going to limit my purchasing again in 2008 although I have signed up for the Blue Moon Fibre Arts Rocking Sock Club. :-)

Here's to hoping that 2008 is another year filled with fibre-y goodness...

Monday, December 24, 2007

Season's Greetings

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Whatever you celebrate, I hope you have great one.

As usual, I've made a donation to the Dog's Trust in lieu of sending Christmas cards. All the homeless doggies say 'woof-woof woof-woof woof!' (Eng. trans. 'thank you very much!')

Wishing everyone all the very best, lotsa love Sue :-)

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Misty Garden

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I've finished knitting the Misty Garden scarf from Scarf Style and although it wasn't intended to be a Christmas present I think I will be giving it to my mum. I haven't knit anything for her this Christmas so finishing this just in time is perfect!

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We've had freezing fog here for most of the week so an FO with 'misty' in its name seems very appropriate. Its very foggy again this morning with a hard frost and according to Yahoo its -4C here at the moment.

Great weather for knitters!

Ravelry link

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Lightweight Mountain Peaks Shawl

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I actually finished knitting this a couple of weeks ago. It was knit as a sample for Kerrie using her laceweight cashmere. I used a different colour for the edging because I wasn't sure I had enough of the pink. As I was running rather late in getting it finished, I didn't want to knit half the edging and then rip it out because I'd run out of yarn!

It is absolutely gorgeous and as light as a feather. I wouldn't say it was really difficult to knit but it did require a whole lot of concentration. It is probably the most frogged and tinked thing I've ever knit!

But it is done and it is beautiful.

And you know... I would knit it again!

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Rainbow For A Grey Day

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The weather is vile here today. Grey and rainy and generally blurgh! So here is a rainbow to brighten it up! Opal Rainbow socks cast on waaaaaaay back in September and finally finished. I used my usual non-pattern of 60 sts on 2.5mm needles with a short row heel and standard toe.

They are bright.

I like them! :-)

Ravelry link

Sunday, December 02, 2007

It's Maxi!

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Just so you don't think I've died :-) here is a pic of the mega-cute Max to keep you going until I have some real knitting content! The pic was taken by my bestest friend Meg when she visited in September. Max adored Meg hence the really sappy look on his face!

There will be a finished object appearing soon I promise. Possibly two if I manage to stay awake long enough after work to do more than eat dinner. :-)