Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I have so very little knitting to show at the moment. I've been busy digging up the allotment and things are just hectic at the moment!! As usual I'm late as with most things. Apparently I should have been digging over in the autumn and planting out now - Spring time. So I'm digging and planting - a no no in the planting world, I'm supposed to leave the soil to settle or something like that.....

My squares are coming along on both Picnic and the Mystery Blankets. I have one more to complete for my April squares on the Mystery Blanket - just in time. The other reason I have so little to show is because I made an agreement with myself not to start another sweater/cardigan until I finish St. Brigid and she is here still unfinished!!

But baby garments don't count. Again, most of my projects are non mobile so I need something to tag along with me!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Growing Pains

Presently we have growing pains of every kind in this household! Young man is growing out of everything, I'm in pain from stepping on every cable and gizmo attachment known to man and under the sun that comes with electronic games kids love to leave on the floor, in the sofa, in the bathroom.... you get the picture.

Oh and Picnic is growing:

I've been knitting squares over the past couple of days - I'm still smarting from Capri. My latest book acquisition has thrown up a few possibilities

I thoroughly enjoyed knitting the Madli stole for my sister and have been looking forward to starting another one. I've narrowed my choice down to two shawls from Victorian Lace Today. I have fallen in love with this book, since viewing many of the finished articles on Ravelry. I'm going to start with a rectangle shaped shawl and hopefully progress to a hexagonal shawl. We shall see.

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I don't seem to be able to get this knitting thing right. when I work on Capri it snows, when we should be having sunshine - yet when I rush to get St. Brigid out, we have brilliant sunshine. I'm nearly finished Capri. I have the buttons to sew on. I'm not sure where my brain was at when I worked out the sizing - it's too small. No amount of pulling and blocking is going to change that. It may be Amelia's curse of the Calmer - it's hard to say. My tension seems to be okay, my skirts fit the same, so its not me!! That just leaves my marvelous mathematical calculations - something I regularly suck at.....
I've given Capri buttons - I didn't like the popper things they used. It looks lovely, it's too small!!

I finished the jitterbug socks. The young man is wearing them - he won't take them off! They are yummy. The yarn is slightly thicker than I would normally use, so they knitted material is denser - perfect.

Thursday, April 03, 2008


Look what I got in the post today:

I won a competition on Knittiotherapy's blog!! I was the 400th person to leave a comment. I'm so chuffed. Just what I needed for our newly dyed yarn - made all the more special because she was there on the day.

I'm trying to finish the jitterbug socks so that I can start on one of our home dyed yarns for the young man.

I'm on the 4th repeat of St Brigid's front. She's going slowly but surely. Yesterday, my April package came for the Mystery Blanket KAL. I realised I hadn't posted about the March squares so here they are:

I still have not sewn in the ends. Must do that soon. The house was my favourite square.