Saturday, March 31, 2007
Just arrived back the class was brilliant especially as there were only 2 of us. Nic is a brilliant teacher and Stash is sooooooooooo Dangerous.
Needless to say Koigu, Malabrigo and Fleece Artist were involved. Pictures tomorrow.
Thank you Nic.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Can I introduce you to my latest challenge, knitted in Colinette Jitterbug colour Castagna. The pattern is Cafe Curtains which has proved fast to knit, uses less yarn than others AND has taught me how to knit short row heels and toes.
Do you get the feeling somethings not quite right?
I loved the colour until, on the second sock, this appeared.
I trust you can see the huge black/green lump.
What to do?
Its 27th March
These are obviously part of my March quota.
The pool will be hidden by shoes/boots.
Carry on and ignore it, thats what I am going to do.
Friday, March 23, 2007
Don't you just love the colour of this, well maybe not for those who don't like pink!
I have had my eye on this ladys yarn for sometime but they sell out quick. I jumped at the chance when this one was issued to celebrate the first birthday. Should have it sometime in April.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Now for a small stash replacement exercise which is much more my taste.
Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport in Black Purl , so soft and a lovely colour = Ella for me. Brittany Birch Crochet hook for this years education. Huge Addi Circular needle for the Moebius class.
AND this just hopped into my shopping cart, got to make the most of postage. Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock in Lakeview.
Saturday, March 17, 2007
I think before I splash out on the yarn for this I will try and sneak a visit to Coldspring Mill to see if they have any Noro Bargains. Do you think my husband will notice a slight detour, possibly not if Bettys in Ilkley or Harry Ramsdens in Guiseley (The original with chandeliers-unless theyve remodelled it since I was last there) are used as bribes.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Then we will have the problem of which colour Lorna's Laces to go for, I am leaning towards Black Purl but Mineshaft is also tempting.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
One down. Very easy knit apart from toe for some reason I lost it there, I think the quality of some of the singing on Celebrity Fame Academy may have had something to do with it!
Have booked a Moebius class so I know what April will be and that's after I have bought the complete stock of Stash Yarns, taking SIL to restrain me. Although I hope they have some Fleece Artist Sea Cell sock yarn left.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Once again I have been in York for the weekend. The picture above is the best we could get through glass of Bettys window display in Northallerton, marzipan farm yard and lots of chocolate specialities for Easter. they sure have some skilled and very patient staff. The Breakfasts aren't bad either.
Due to the train journeys I managed to get quite a bit done on the "Red Toes" Day Socks one is complete and I hope to finish the other tomorrow. Knit in The Yarn Yard Shelter Charity Yarn and the pattern is SKS Baby Cable.
Of course I have enough yarn and there is no reason to acquire anymore! WRONG. Schaefer Anne which was a bargain £8 from HipKnits, the colours are autumnal but at 560m per skein the possibilities are endless.
Sock clubs don't count because you have already paid in advance! This is the Yarn Yards March offering which I think is the best so far but then I like a bit of green to warm up blue.
Thursday, March 01, 2007
Nearly forgot the late runner. In the yarn I was trying to save Posh Yarns Emily in Polka. The pattern is Lichen and yes these were my Waterloo, I did run out of yarn so had to use a very good match, Posh Yarns Sock Club yarn from November I think. These do look slightly mis-shaped but I only have a size 4 foot. They do fit honestly.