1 involving a cable needle
Yarn: Posh Yarn Emily
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.
Keep your fingers crossed I have escaped Trick or Treaters so Far, the Haribo will be mine.
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.
Manos del Uruguay 100% wool
Pattern: One Row Handspun Scarf
One day I’ll progress to grown up knitting!
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
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.
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