Monthly Archives: October 2007

Sock it to me – October 2007

6 Pairs.
1 involving a cable needle
Meida socks from Interweave Knits Favourite Socks. Page 69
Yarn: Posh Yarn Emily
Colour: Latte
An easy knit, much to my surprise.

2 Pairs of Bedsocks for the infirm.

Pattern from Debbie Bliss Pure Cashmere.

First Pair knit in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran which was much cheaper and is still very soft. Took 2 complete balls for the Large size.

Second Pair in some bargain Aran I picked up from Hipknits at Ally Pally, these took 4 balls as they were only 25grams.

Finally
3 secrets!

Keep your fingers crossed I have escaped Trick or Treaters so Far, the Haribo will be mine.

8 Weeks

First of the puddings (started steaming at 04:55 this morning), yes, I am mad. I usually use Delias recipe but this year have given this one a try, smells good so far.

A few gifts on the side, the top one was rustled up whilst I watched Rebus very early this morning.

Strictly another scarf

Manos del Uruguay 100% wool

Shade: 6927

Pattern: One Row Handspun Scarf

One day I’ll progress to grown up knitting!

Post photos galore!

My work phone rang yesterday and the following conversation was had.

  • The Boss aka Mr Yorkie: You have 4 bags of wool.
  • Innocent me: are you sure?
  • MY: Theres a Blue one, you’ve had one of those before. Theres one from Cambridge.
  • Me: Thats a Cardigan, it doesn’t count.
  • MY: humph, theres one from Yorkshire.
  • Me: Thats a swap, still doesn’t count.
  • MY: Oh hang on this last one from Australia isn’t wool it says Yarn.
  • Me: See you later Alligator!

Exhibit A. in the Postal saga, posted 15/10 First Class in bonnie Scotland (but not the remote bit!). Yarn Yard Sock Yarn on Blue Jeans and Parfait, delicious. The Blue Jeans is because I thought it might be better to tone down my sock wear for work……not.

Exhibit B. posted 16/10 in Australia, slightly more South than Scotland! The Knittery Warm Pinks Cashmere Merino Sock yarn. This is lovely yarn and $5 for each skein sold will be donated to Breast Cancer organisations. I would have bought it regardless, you may have noticed I’m a sucker for Pinks.
Both arrived yesterday, so that’s 11 days from Scotland and 10 from Australia. Is it a wonder Royal Mail are losing business.
Finally a package that was crammed with yarn I had swapped via Ravelry with Piglottie firstly the one I was expecting Sweet Georgia Speed Demon in Black Orchid which is impossible to photograph.

AND a very very nice surprise of Skein Queen Plushness in Foxglove.
This only took 3 days, not bad for 1st class………what is the point in paying the extra nowadays.
Anyway the arrival of these packages has stopped me filling shopping carts across the net, at least for a few days.

Post

Don’t talk to me about post.

I am hoping that we can’t open the door tonight because all my lovely parcels have arrived……not holding my breath though. So anyone, and I know of a few, who has sent me a package I will let you know when they eventually emerge from the depths of the Post Office.
Watch this space.
Edited 14:50: Oooops DH has called and there are 4 parcels….1 from East Yorkshire.xx

Its a secret.

Its very difficult not discussing the project you are working on, especially if you like the yarn or pattern. I am in love with Hand Maiden Seasilk, but don’t tell anybody.

My no concentration or some may say Strictly Come Dancing project is the My So Called Scarf which is almost there, may manage completion tonight. The yarn is much softer than I expected and the pattern, despite its simplicity, is very effective although the camera has trouble coping with the colour. It not quite as pink as it looks.


Now what to do with the other 13 skeins

I’m thinking this for some of the green.

Thanks for the sock size comments by some miracle I appear to have got the right size……time will tell.
The SIL bed sock wearer is in a lot less pain after the op but it will be a slow job. Her next op is to remove the socks, I am going to knit more in Pink which she never wears! That’ll be a test.

Vital statistics

Piece of Beauty Merino in Old School (sadly this is now discontinued)

I love maths, but since leaving school many, many moons ago I don’t have call for any of the fancy stuff.

You may have noticed that I like knitting socks. Size 4 socks or at a push size 3 (thanks Mum). My FIL keeps suggesting I go up to size 11, dream on. DH just moans about the yarn mountain so he won’t be getting any size 10’s. So far so good. Now I have recently decided to knit for gifts and they all have, by my standards huge feet!

Would someone please tell me how long to knit the foot before the toe shaping for a size 6 and also the overall foot length, please. I commandeered a colleague for the size 7 Bed Socks last week but don’t know a size 6 well enough to ask.