Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I am itching to knit a bit of Lace, please don't give me any more ideas, well maybe one or two perhaps. I have Kiri, Spring Things, another Montego Bay and various others in mind especially if I manage to snaffle some Silk tonight, I'm not going to tell you where from because I need a fighting chance. Although I am confident, if the silk eludes me, that I have a few other yarns that will do.
There's Mitts aswell, think I need a lie down.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Finally, the person guilty of this crime is on his way to work. Scissors aren't exactly a new invention!!
Back to socks.
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Did you think I'd been doing nothing knitting wise recently, perhaps I've been knitting a jumper?
I think I have to admit that socks are definitely an addiction, one which I appear to have. Despite saying this year was for knitting other, even bigger, things I have already knit 5 pairs two of which were more than one colour. Have to say I prefer a pattern rather than multi coloured knitting.
Next Karenina Socks, pattern by Jane, from The Socktopus Sock Club. These are knit in The Knittery Merino which is a bit splitty but still very nice to knit with. Sadly I think they will need more than blocking for them to fit me. This is where tension is important!Evolution Rib Socks in Black Cherry. The pattern has been devised by Gilraen and works perfectly with the yarn which doesn't have a lot of elasticity. I have another colour in this yarn which will be cast on very soon.
After knitting so many pairs of socks I have experienced most types of DPN's, Boyes, Britanny birch, Knit Picks metal, Clover, Crystal Palace and Inox. Bottom of the list are Inox, I like 5" needles ideally, followed by Knit Picks these manage to provide me with many wounds. My favourite are Lantern Moon Ebony Sox Stix and as luck would have it they are soon to be adding a 2.5mm to their range. The very, very nice lady at Loop is going to let me know when they arrive, that will be a long lunch.
Enjoy our weekend, I'm hoping there's a delivery of Merino today for me to start some Mitts.
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Midwest Moonlight from Interweave Knits Scarf Style, knit in Hand Maiden Seasilk. Wouldn't mind one myself. This is the second version, the first was almost twice the width and although nice I didn't have enough yarn to make it long enough.
Here's a couple of links to better pictures from the recipients blogs, hope they don't mind.
http://theyarnyard.co.uk/newsite/content/blogsection/2/9/ - 11th December entry, if you're interested. These are the 187 stitch socks!
P.S. You may have notice this blog template changes regularly, I have ideas but not time to actually execute them so hopefully this will at least be neat!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Natalie updates her shop next week. Will definitely be knitting a few pairs of these.
Friday, February 22, 2008
So from top left we have the departure board at St Pancras with Eurostar departures displayed, it was tempting. This has a wobble, sorry, I was running late.
Two side views of the outside of St Pancras which I think is a fantastic building.
The additional modern structure from where I emerge everyday into a building site which is Kings Cross side entrance.
A view down platform 8 at Kings Cross towards the concourse.
The "Lighthouse" at the junction of Pentonville Road and Grays Inn Road.
A wall of words which is a feature of the new Regent Quarter, this is part of the Kings Cross regeneration project. Believe me my walk has improved noticeably in the last 13 years.
A famous Italian Deli which stocks everything but has retained its original facade, behind the metal gates are paper bags full of baguettes. If I had photographed the opposite way you would have had a lovely view of Tesco Metro which will no doubt put this lovely shop and others out of business.
I pass platform 9 3/4 every day, usually a little busier with photographers than this.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
And 3 balls of this deliciously coloured Bouton d'Or yarn. One I will have to investigate.
I took the camera today and managed to get a few pics despite being delayed. Tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Stash in Putney via Vauxhall so if I haven't had enough sproglett dodging I may venture into I Knit. Of course its only for window shopping, maybe that might be an itsy white lie.
I'm also contemplating taking my camera to give you some views of my daily commute, watch this space Harry Potter fans.