A very Merry Christmas.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2009.
A very Merry Christmas.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2009.
A little treat for myself, ordered 18/12 and delivered 22/12, what service. I want to knit them all, NOW! Good job I have a few skeins in stock.
A very belated look at what I returned home with when the Dog, Chicken and Aardvark knitting group in Brighton had a Safari! See here.
Having ventured East on 2 buses with my bags of cakes and swap items I did actually return with less than I took, but only on the cake front. The number of artisan yarn stalls was a feast for the eyes, Nimu, Lime Green Jelly, EasyKnits and Wibbo’s Works to name the ones I can remember. I tried to be good but as I stalked people with my book of Raffle tickets I had too many opportunities to browse. In the end I returned with what wasn’t freely available elsewhere, at the time.
So we have Wibbo’s Works Sock yarn in Northern Lights (very like handmaiden and Malabrigo colours to me) and Chocolate Fondant. Hopefully you get the colours from one of these pictures. This yarn is 75% wool and 25% nylon, 420m per 100g.
Next, from the very nice Jon, Easyknits Fibre in Planet Earth. After seeing the yarn version of this I am confident mine will not spin up anything like! Also an Easyknits Sushi sock roll in Monster Mash. Both of these became my birthday presents from SIL.
Finally a raffle prize, no it wasn’t a fix. There were lots of prizes so it did mean alot of people went home happy, always a good thing. I chose some more WW yarn this time Organic Australian Merino, Sport weight and 2 x 100g (a huge 750m) now I haven’t a clue how to do it justice. All ideas gratefully received.
I think the event went well and considering most of the organising and cost was by one person they remained reasonably sane throughout! Well done Peri and I for one totally understand if you still have your feet up. BUT, there aren’t enough of these events locally!
Heard of it yet?
It gets a big mention in the current Yarn Forward magazine, still not heard?
It gets an even bigger mention here, that’s because the very nice Natalie is the instigator of this.
So P/hop = Pennies/hours of pleasure
How many times have we all taken for granted the free knitting patterns available and saved ourselves a fortune? This is a very good way of giving a few pennies, or more, in recognition of this to help those less fortunate. I know things are tight currently but if you can give a little.
Normal service resumes when I can take a decent photo of some delicious yarn, Wibbo’s Works!
Playing catch up, I have another meme to compose but this is easy….
This meme is originally from the Big Read. Apparently they reckon most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Underline those you intend to read
3) Italicise the books you LOVE.
4) Post your list so we can try and track down these people who’ve only read 6 and force books upon them.
1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
6 The Bible (some)
7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch – George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis
34 Emma – Jane Austen
35 Persuasion – Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne
41 Animal Farm – George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding
50 Atonement – Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel
52 Dune – Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
72 Dracula – Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses – James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal – Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession – AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Alborn
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
94 Watership Down – Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (seen the musical plenty of times so I have the gist)
A few more than 6, I am currently reading One Good turn by Kate Atkinson, highly recommended.
No its not a train. I’m just chuffed that I have managed to spin an amount and weight thats useable, must be doing something right now.
Although the plying may me my downfall, I think I’m going about it the long way.
This is Yarn Yard BFL Superwash, 98g of fibre = 248m of roughly Sport/Fingering weight yarn.
The final picture, you may have noticed, is a different colour fibre. It is what I’m working towards, Yarn Yard Merino/Silk I have 200g of this and want it to work.
Don’t faint with shock, I have been knitting but I just can’t tell you about it because the pixies are watching!
Yarn: The Knitting Goddess –Same Difference Sock
Shade: Camouflage (I think)
Yarn: The Yarn Yard – Bonny
Shade: ?? This is a sock club yarn from last year
Pettern: Basic Sock with a Picot top.