Friday, February 19, 2010
Love the pattern and am on section 4 already. It just doesn't look nice in the lovely CTH Suri Alpaca - I don't like the fabric and the variation in the colours looks like a pile of vomit.
I am an Olympic Failure.
Into the frog pond with it. It is just too icky to live.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
My gift from M was him having the day off yesterday and for us to be together (with J) on my birthday. We had lovely food and a relaxing happy day, it was wonderful. However, I did get a lovely bunch of flowers from M and two tubes of my most favourite Floracology shower gel. J gave me a beautiful homemade card with some ££ in to buy a book he knows I've been after. Ma got the books I mentioned before and a little Eeyore birthday cake - hear J rejoice he loves that thick fondant icing you get on modern cakes.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Ma bought me 10 - yes 10 - Antonia Fraser books that I haven't read for my birthday (all 10 for £4.99 from The Book People). It was providence she asked what I'd like, their catalogue was delivered that morning, I showed her and said "I'd like those please." And she said "OK, go order them and I'll give you the money." They were delivered yesterday. Providence.
J also ordered Fang by James Paterson from Ma's book club - it arrived Friday he passed it to me to read on Sunday - he'd finished it. So I'll read that and an AF at the same time, just haven't decided which AF to start with yet.
1st Pyro almost done. They will be for Ma (Mother's Day) as with the closing of the lace pattern across the top of the foot they are too long for my stubby little trotters - the colourway is much more her anyway.
Citron was cast on 13/02 and I'm on section 3. Did you see the Men's Downhill last night - bloody brilliant!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I've chosen a Citron from 2009 Winter Knitty - good knitting for watching the games as I adore the winter Olympics. Casting on tomorrow because there is no way I am staying up to the wee small hours to watch the opening ceremony live.
Haven't posted a button cos I'm a Luddite! But am on the list of competitors via The Yarn Harlots blog :o)
Let the games commence.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Finished Mum's socks with a day in hand - phew.
Pattern Sunshine by CookieA from her book Sock Innovation. Nice pattern not too taxing but I still don't enjoy the combination of cables and socks much.
Yarn -Araucania Ranco Multi - a little scratchy but knits up well.
Needles - 2.75mm circs.
Monday, February 08, 2010
M was on call this weekend so we had a quiet one. Nice. I finished listening to The Warden and started on Barchester Towers.....got to love Mrs Proudie. Am also listening (again) to Wuthering Heights.
Book wise still on K-PAX 3 - didn't read much.
Listened to a lot of music.
Knit on Pyroclastic - ooooo is pretty - nice pattern so far. Also worked on 2nd sock for Ma.
All the rest was boring, mundane stuff - like ironing.
Am loving the new David Dimbleby (sp?) series on One - fab. Also watching the Bible series on 4. Previous two have been really interesting (even though I'm a Humanist) but Anne Widdicombe last night was a disappointment plus OMG (lol) her voice!! WTF, scary.
Have quite a lot to do this week so better shift and get to it.
Saturday, February 06, 2010
Friday, February 05, 2010
So here's the list - they will be knit at random as I lucky dip them - some are going to be quite a challenge, others less so.
In no particular order......
1) Spring Forward by Linda Welch using Jitterbug Raphael. (revisited pattern)
2) Greensocks-no-Ham by Me using Lorna's Laces Andersonville. (revisited pattern)
3) Embossed Leaf by Mona Schmidt using Jitterbug Gauguin. (new knit)
4) Nutkin by Knitzi using Lime Green Jelly hand spun in a crushed berry. (revisited pattern)
5) Angee by Cookie A using Easyknits Bambo mix in Choc-choc-cherry. (new knit)
6) Cachoeira by Kristi Geraci using Lorna's Laces in Wisteria. (new knit)
7) Mermaids Lagoon by Sadie Bellegarde using Sockomoko in raspberry. (new knit)
8) Pollyjean by M J Kim using Kate Fords Hand dyed Sock Yarn. (new knit)
9) Hourglass by Bev Elicerio using Wibbo's Works in Salmon Run. (new knit)
10) Flicker by Cookie A using Brooklyn Hand spun in Cocco Rose. (revisited pattern)
11) Saviano by Yarnissima using The Knittery Moses Fire. (new knit)
and last but by no means least,
12) Pyroclastic by Marlowe Crawford using Lorna's Laces in Georgetown. (new knit)
I have had so much fun rootling about in my stash and pattern hoard today doing this. I can't wait to start.
I am excited by this idea. They will be little packets of ready to go, socky goodness and the fun I am having trawling patterns and matching the designs with my stash is immense. I will even ball the yarn up ready so it will be a case of grab a bag and getting knitting....wheeeeeeeeeeee!
Plus I am so stoked on this idea it may make get my arse into gear and get Ma's 2nd sock on and off the needles in a jiffy. Number one is finished just need to get her to try it on for length - she has astoundingly long toes!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Have started number three - but not got very far - where does time go?