Thursday, July 31, 2008


I just love this woman. She is my good Karma!! I won another of her competitions and look what I got:

All made and dyed by her pretty hands!! Thank you Sue.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stuck record

This curved edge cardi is REALLY kicking my butt. Seriously. I can't finish it - it seems to be never ending and I can't work on anything else. My conscience won't let me!! I am winning. I seemed to have knitted at least 10 feet of 1x1 rib for the edging. I think I have another 10 feet to go. I'm about three quarters of the way round - oh and my mum's birthday was 2 days ago.
See - yards and yards of ribbing!!
And it's not as though I don't have things to finish. I haven't finished my July Mystery Blanket squares and then there are Picnic's squares, not to mention Mossy.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

At last

A finished object!!

I finally sewed the zip into the baby jacket that went wrong. It is missing the yoke pattern, but I was loath to rip out all my hard work to start again. The jacket has now been sent to mum and new baby. I learned a valuable lesson = take sock knitting to the next Flugtag contest!
Project details:
Pattern: Based on a Debbie Bliss pattern
Started: 3 June 2008
Finished: 9 June 2008
Needles: 6mm
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino chunky - 5 black and (tiny bit of )duck egg blue
Comment: Love the yarn. Very quick knit. Even though I mucked up the pattern, it turned out ok!!

Yellow peril is almost finished. More news on it progress soon.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Knowing me - meme

Since I have very little to show at the moment I thought I'd indulge in a meme.

I have been memed by Karin ! - Knowing me

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?

I was chasing around after a 2 year old. I had just changed jobs and I was considering emigrating.

2. What are 5 things on my to do list today?

Go see my mum
use up the bananas and make banana bread
fill up the petrol tank
finish socks

3. What are your favourite things to snack on?

anything that's within reach

4. Where are some places you've lived?

I'm a London gal born and bred!

5. What would you do if yo were a billionaire?

besides buy a wool shop? Travel and take care of my family

6. What jobs have you done?

Till girl, bar tender, Personnel Officer, Project manager, Advocate

7. Which other people would you like to know more about?

Yvonne and Polly

It's grey and a little miserable at the moment, no good for taking photo's. When the weather changes, I'll show and tell.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Zip Zip part 2

All is well with the world - John Lewis saved the day with the perfect zip!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Zip Zip

Have you ever been busy doing nothing? I've been so 'busy' over the past couple of weeks, but I can't say with what..... Certainly not knitting or the allotment - oh yes, homework. My course finishes in 2 weeks and I've been burning the midnight oil somewhat!!

There really is not much on the knitting front I finished the baby jacket but can't find a 25cm open zip locally, so I'll have to go further afield!!

I've started a new project for my mum. She chose the pattern. I'm using Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, and I'm not sure how I feel about this yarn. I like it because it's so soft, yet strong and it's shiny. I don't like it because it has bits of slub, it shows up every bad habit I have and it fuzzes very easily. I'll let you all decide why I call it yellow peril....

The July package has come for the Mystery Blanket, so I'll be posting the completed squares once they are done.