Showing posts from March, 2007

Hello Strangers

Ever feel like life is conspiring against you? Not been the best few weeks but all is fine in the grand scheme of things. Thank you Amanda and Marianne for your concern. Knitting liking blogging has been sparse of late, Horace is finished and awaiting his photo call - he's cute - though he somehow ended up with wings instead of arms! What knitting there is, is on a garter rib sock from SKS and I'm finding the instructions great. Things are definitely looking up, am off to Salzburg for work on Friday and have a tip for a good yarn store from Dipsy Doodle. Thanks again Dipsy. Just got to find that passport first....

Moonlight and Sunlight

Little Miss Moonlight is coming along well, a nice easy knit so far: Today though, it's all about sunlight:

A Letter from America

Sorry, I mean parcel but I can't get The Proclaimers song out of my head...when you go will you send back .... Take a look up the railtrack , From Miami to Canada....This was a firm favourite of mine growing up because of the line "Lewis no more"; endlessly entertaining when that's your brother's name :o) Anyway back to the parcel - the Blue Sky Cotton has arrived: What beauty. It is softer than I realised cotton yarn could feel, and the colour is everything I had hoped for and more. Yum! Fantastic service from kpixie .com , I ordered the yarn last Tuesday and here it is just a week later, they packaged it beautifully too, couldn't have asked for better. They offer 10% off your first order so well worth a look ;0) I'm just going to leave it in its box and enjoy it for the moment. I'm finding I get immense pleasure from all the preparation for a big project and yarn gazing and fondling needs to be given its time allocation before the more anxious proc

Clearing the Decks

In preparation for Moonlight and Flair I've been clearing the knitting decks today. I finished off the teapot stand for the kitchen: Learnt how to do the cabled cast on for this and it's my first bit of double moss stitch. Every project brings me new skills at the moment which in turn brings a great sense of achievement in the simplest of objects. The yarn is the same as I attempted the driving gloves in. I say attempted as after several weeks of mourning I've decided that there is no way back for the driving gloves. Here is the monster! I've no idea what happened here as it is the right gauge and yet the glove that should fit me, fits my 1TB who is 6ft5in and definitely does not have the hands of the average woman! He did say he'd wear them in this fetching shade but he doesn't like the style that means it doesn't fit snug around his wrist. I would try them in another yarn but they are knit flat and then seamed which seems wrong for gloves. I'll look