Monday, June 25, 2012
Walking from our hotel to Woolfest is probably the wettest I have ever got in such a short space of time.....but it was worth it. I blew my wodge (been saving some pennies special like) and have posted piccies of my haul below.
We met up with some Border Terrier friends and their dogs at Grasmere- where I not only found the Herdy shop, mug above, which M got me as a little pressie but also one of my friends, who is a knitter, knit me a scarf. No-one knits for me! And I hate knitting scarfs so it really was an excellent gift. It is pretty and soft and come winter will get well worn!
As we headed out of the Lake District via Windermere which looked very swollen - so much water everywhere. We headed south to the Midlands and our next overnight stop in Burton-on-Trent - this not only broke up our journey but put us in the area of Melton Mowbray where we met up with some more friends on Sunday (and some of them have Borders). We spent a lovely day with lovely people and their dogs finally heading off for the final leg of our journey home....we got in about about 9.00pm yesterday.
Spent a quiet one today....cast on a new project with some new yarn (bad Dobby) and cat napped and relaxed as much as possible. Still tired but an early night should solve that.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
this. Finished, off the needles and now blocking - taking up our whole bed!
EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl - Gull Wings Pattern by Mwaa Knit Obsession.
Knit using 5mm circs (ended up using 3 circular needles all at the same time) it took 7.5 ball of Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply in a light sage green colour.
I am pleased to have it finished - especially after fuffing it up a while back and having to rip out about 8 rows of 500+ stitches.
Friday, June 08, 2012
The gusset I borrowed from 'The Show-Off Stranded Socks' (see a previous post) but worked in moss stitch, it is a bit fiddly but it looks really good (imho). I tweeked the heel and the toes to get some balance and to continue the flow of pattern and on the whole I am happy with the outcome. Just need to write up the pattern properly now - made notes as I worked through both socks and the pattern seems to flow well.
The socks are knit in Opal Uni - in an orange that is very bright and makes me even happier - on two 2.5mm circs.
(pattern is copy right of 'Dogwomandon't Designs').
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Wibbo's Words gifted me some Koolaid.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Still reading for the 52 book challenge, even though I've passed book 52 already. Getting ready for our family holiday this month and M's and mine trip away - am excited.
That's all the blog worthy stuff for now.