Monthly Archives: April 2007


It looks alot when it all arrives at once, especially as I wasn’t the one to open the door to it….

This is the sock yarn that slipped into the Dye kit order

And this is the Etsy purchase, my favourite by far but then I do like Pink and Green. Included was a little extra aswell.

Have tried out my Kool-Aid dye kit today, don’t like the way it looks at the moment but will reserve judgement until it is wound into a ball.


I’m Back

Have had a week in Majorca with no computer access and have missed catching up on all the gossip. I took my knitting but didn’t fare very well because 30 degrees just drains me. So this month I may, or may not get a pair of socks knit. Will take the Spanish view, Manana. Its good to catch up with blog land.
Pictures are of Soller and Port Soller, we could have leaned off the tram to the port to pick Oranges and Lemons. The perfume from Orange blossom was all around.
Post wise, there wasn’t the deliveries I was expecting, just Amazon and a note to say the sorting office has a parcel.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry

I am getting restless, lots on order and it can’t arrive quick enough for me. With new suppliers I get a little nervous as still haven’t had a wool order from last September…..but they took the money of course. Others are so reliable you can almost guarantee a delivery date. I love receiving packages by post, a much more relaxed shopping experience.

Fyberspates Sock club.


Hello Yarn Acid Dye Kit and a little skein of sock wool!

and something from Etsy .

The new Harry Potter but that’s not due out til July, can you believe how early certain places wanted to take your deposit.
One that did get through and in under a week, a couple of back issues of Interweave knits.


Not alot to report on this week, work isn’t good material! So I thought I’d record my current works in progress, not the ones that are buried in my work bag. Sock work has been slow but I have had an enjoyable time playing with lace. What socks I have started are patterns by the supremo Cookie A. Her patterns are so satisfying to knit and very clearly written.

Hedera ( this is the second, can’t give too much away) in Posh Yarns sock Club yarn.
The lovely Ella in Lornas Laces Black Purl. I am almost up to where the shoulders divide.
A close up of the pattern.

Last but not least a pattern some of you may recognise, its one I have had on my pile for a while awaiting the right yarn as they appear to take more than most socks. Pomatomus in Lornas Laces Lakeview.

Don’t watch this watch that

I aren’t sure how many people read my blog but if you haven’t already check this site out. A very generous lady helping a deserving cause.

Seasilk and Lace

I have to confess to not advertising all my purchases on this blog, but today’s delivery is just whats needed for a sunny day.

Handmaiden Seasilk in Sangria and Mineral
Amy Butler Fabric for more sock bags, including another for me!
Now for my first piece of “big” lace. I am a little behind most of you but have finally knitted a Forest Canopy Shawl, very easy and very fast. There will be more as its a very satisfying knit. Even more so the blocking, I thought I was a little over zealous but its obviously whats needed to open the pattern out. Knitted in Yarn Yard Sock club wool and with 2 extra pattern repeats, I think I could have done one more and then used the contrasting ball for the edging. I am taking l am taking Aprils club yarn with me to Majorca in the hope of another so will test the theory..

And doesn’t this look tropical, I had trouble getting it to stay put on anything else.

A little history lesson


Whenever we visit my parents they try and shame us into removing items from the past. Ones which generally we have said we don’t need but they feel are too good for charity bags.

This time books were on the agenda and in the same storage place we found a couple of my early knits. I realised Rowans worth when they first started and spent a substantial amount of my money on decent yarn that I had so far been unable to get hold of. A major event in my knitting life was Bobbins opening a shop in York, long gone, selling Rowan and Annabel Fox yarns. Don’t know what happened to Annabel Fox.

This is a cardigan I knit at the time from a Rowan Kit, for my sister, I think its almost timeless and certainly has alot of wear left in it. Don’t think I’d ever tackle something like this again although once again my poor mother had the sewing up to do. The other cardigan we found is, I think in Annabel Fox chunky and has a pocket on the back. Never been worn, I can’t decide whether to rescue the wool or not.
On the book front we didn’t find my copy of Pollyanna which was read to me hundreds of times, suppose my Dad will know it off by heart. Did manage to find a Milly, Molly, Mandy and this which brought back alot of memories. I have added a picture of the back cover as this gives you a clue as to the repetitiveness, that children like, of the book and also the educational side of it.