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.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Not a very active life in The Brownies although I did make Sixer! Gardening, Animals and Collecting.
Girl Guides however was a different matter and still I was 1 badge off queens Guide. Think I'd lost interest by the age of 16.
Some of these I haven't a clue about but strangely I do recognise:
Housekeeping, someone had me doing their ironing for that!
Childcare, yep I was babysitting regularly.
Cooking-how that popcorn filled the kitchen.
Camping-never again (the memories of burnt Rice puddings linger still).
I could guess at Sewing and Flower Arranging
One looks like Fire Making but I think I would have remembered that.
I'm sure I have a Guide Handbook somewhere.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sandsend and Staithes. Needless to say the above photograph is all we managed, once you approached all these places you could see the mist just peeping above the surrounding fields then you dropped down into it. So all in all a wasted journey photograph wise but the air was a bit fresher than that in a big city.
The weekend wasn't completely wasted we managed a very nice brunch in Bettys and my hair is slightly more respectable. Its always worrying when your hairdresser says "hasn't it grown"!
And the Moss Stitch Cushion, well that lovely Mummy of mine came up trumps.
Poor thing is somewhat bemused, and a tad disgusted, by her first Appraisal form, you don't expect one of these at the age of 70! So would I be.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Finally making progress on the first Socktopus Sock Club offering, Karenina by Jane Lithgow.
Then I fancied trying Toe-Up again, glutton for punishment I know.
Both of these are Beaded Rib, this pattern has excellent short row instructions.
Sunday, February 03, 2008
Knit in Yarn Yard Lace (which appears to be this weeks bargain) the pattern was much easier than I was expecting because of the hype. I like to try new things and this taught me how to bead which I am sure will be useful, it is also the first Cobweb lace I have knit and I am sure there are other things but it was a few months ago now.
P.S. The cushion cover is finished and ready for dispatch.
Friday, February 01, 2008
I have decided to delve into the bottom, the very bottom, of my knitting bag and retrieve the longest outstanding WIP!
The dreaded Moss Stitch cushion cover.
Some of you may have read about my dislike for this stitch.
If I show you the date on the magazine page from which this pattern is taken maybe you'll understand.
I didn't think it had been around that long. At least the magazine is still in existence.
My shame is complete when you see how close I was to finishing it.
About 15cm to the finish.
There will be 2 skeins of Rowan Tweed DK left over appx 240yds. Is that too thick or even not enough to knit a Monkey or would it have to be a Baby Gorilla?!
May even get a gift bag started.
One things for sure I will get a bottle of something Red started.
Enjoy your weekend.