Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

October 31, 2009

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What do you think of my pumpkin carving? Sorry it’s a little blurred I had to take the photo without the flash so the candle light glowed through. I’ve only ever done faces before so it was fun to try something new. And this is the back….

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We don’t really do much for halloween but I have worn orange/black striped socks and an orange top all day.
I have been knitting, my current works in progress are:
1) OpArt blanket for Tilly – 35% completed so far. Progress is pretty slow as it’s a very dull knit. The rows are getting really long and will only get longer……….
2) Cardigan for mum – my own pattern. I’m using the Elizabeth Zimmerman percentage sweater idea to knit it and so far it’s working. I need to knit the sleeves now so we’ll see how I get on with them.
3)I bought some Zauberwool sock yarn at the knitting and stitching show earlier in the month and last night I cast on and knit the toe of a sock just to see how the yarn knits up. I’m now trying to decide whether to knit a plain sock and let the yarn colouring speak for itself or if I need a stitch pattern of some sort to relieve the boredom. Will keep you posted.

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Bad blogger

October 10, 2009

I’m sorry I’ve been absent for weeks. I don’t really have an excuse except for Saturday 26 Sept because I spent almost ALL day knitting frantically for K’s wedding on 27th. You’ll be pleased to hear I finished the shrug at 10.30am on 27th (I had to leave the house at 11.40am!!). But I am NEVER EVER knitting to such a short deadline again. It took ALL of the fun out of knitting my shrug. Was awful.

Anyway, knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace, London tomorrow so I will blog something interesting after that, I promise.

In short,
1) Knitting group last Sunday was really good, 9 people now.
2) Tilly’s OpArt blanket is progressing slowly.
3) Work stinks!
4) I’ve made a clever brown necklace.
5) Shrug is finished.