Saturday, 30 June 2007

MS3 beginnings

Started this yesterday, along with over 3000 other knitters. I'm using ebony zepherspun and grey iridescent beads. done 50 rows so far.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Opal rainforest socks

Finished these today after a break, so long a break that I sat down yesterday halfway through the second sock and thought I'd look at the first to see how much longer to make it, only to discover I'd lost the first sock. Panic and frantic tidying followed, finally found the first sock so now I have a pair.

Saturday, 23 June 2007

Baby Albert coat

Finished this baby cardi this week, a present for my childminders newborn grandson. It's knitted in Sirdar Countrystyle, pattern from The Knit Stitch by Sally Melville, very easy to do as all garter stitch but boring. Now going to do a bigger version in a raspberry colour for a friends daughter.

Monday, 18 June 2007

Another WIP finished

Finished this cardi yestersay, been on the needles since christmas, its from a magazine from at least 25 years ago, knitted in acrylic which I got for £1 a ball, the yarn has a shimmery thread running through it.

Sunday, 17 June 2007

Queen of the waves is blocked!!

Finished blocking this yesterday,heres the fence modelling again, Dh tried to take pictures of me wearing it and failed dismally, now cameras out of batteries. Its stretched a bit during blocking but think I could have blocked it a bit harder.

Saturday, 16 June 2007

Queen of the Waves is finished

Finished this at 11pm last night, its blocking now. the pictures shown are prior to blocking , displayed on the garden fence with a close up of the pattern too.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Even more shawl knitted

Well, I'm on the home stretch now, 150 stitches left on the needle, halfway through the last garter stitch section and one pattern section to go, then final shaping. Hope to have finished this over the weekend.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

decisions, decisions

Well I got the yarn and beads

for my next project, its the Pink Lemon Twist mystery shawl 3, yarn is ebony zephyr but do I use silver beads at the top or grey AB (think oily puddle) at the bottom, veering towards grey but not sure, well I still have a few weeks to decide.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

more progress pics

Well after rescuing the dropped stitch, got a bit more done today, now halfway through the first pattern block and its about a foot long now, definately feeling it knit up quicker now theres less stitches on the needles.

Monday, 11 June 2007

progress so far

Wel as mentioned the other day, making Queen of the Waves, getting on quite well with it, heres progress so far.

The shading in the yarn is starting to become more clear, unfortunately just after taking this picture I discovered a dropped stitch 10 rows down but managed to save it with a crochet hook. Phew!!!!

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Start of another shawl

Cast on for Queen of the waves by Ilja Leja on Tuesday. It starts at the hem and decreases so loads of stitches to cast on and you feel lke you are getting nowhere. 5 days and 20 rows later I can see the pattern emerging. Hopefully it will speed up a bit as the rows get shorter. Enjoying knitting it and as its nearly all garter stitch its a good pattern to do while watching TV.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

first felted bag

Made my first felted bag a couple of weeks ago but only attached the handle at the weekend.
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Now to cast on for the booga bag.

Friday, 1 June 2007


Well here is a picture of the newest addition to the family, Speedy, we got him on 7 May
and he escaped today as my toddler left the cage door open by accident, finally tracked him down to under the boys bed. Luckily I'd moved my stash from there 2 days ago (it was in a banana box) otherwise Speedy might have found some new bedding. Think we should rename him Houdini.