Monday, October 26, 2009

River Rapid socks - take 2.

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Originally uploaded by loobles2002

It's been all about getting stuff finished and off the needles. At this moment in time, for the first time in years, I don't have any socks on the needles!.......Wait I feel faint. I am down to 3 knitted WIP's and 1 in crochet, and the crochet one is squares and a very long term doohickey.

I will have socks on the needles by the end of today - I'm sure of it.

Last pair of these I made for Ma. I so liked the pattern I decided to make some for myself.

Pattern - River Rapid Socks by Sockbug - available for free on Ravelry.

Needles - 2.75mm circs.

Yarn - Lorna's Laces Shepherd & Sock in Bittersweet - these took about 1.25 skeins.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spirogyro Greenies

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Originally uploaded by loobles2002

Early Xmas pressie for Ma. She feels the cold and walks a lot so these are perfect and they match her coat.

Pattern - Spirogyro by Lynne Vogel availabe for free at and on Ravelry.

Yarn CTH Super sock in Green Mountain Madness.

Needles - 3.25 and 2.75mm dpns.

Time - in total 2 days but they were on the needles a weeks because I decided after glove one to have a break and finish something else.

My side of the bed.

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Originally uploaded by loobles2002

This is what happens to my side of the bed when I get up to go in the shower, every day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


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Originally uploaded by loobles2002

Started Sept 2008, finished yesterday.....mmmmm took my time. Actually, although I love this and it's a great pattern, clever but easy - no seams to sew, it is very heavy being constructed all in one piece. So the time it took was due partly to it making my hands and wrists ache.

It's a lovely fit and I know I will wear it loads.

Pattern - Rhinebeck by Lisa Lloyd from 'A Fine Fleece'.
Needles 4.5m circs and dpns.
Yarn Cascade 220 - 6 skeins.