Monthly Archives: April 2009

Brainless and defenceless

Finally finished.

Pattern: Brainless by Yarnissima

Yarn: Wollmeise 100% Merino superwash in Rhabarber. 

I managed to snaffle this when the updates were regularly on a Friday morning, they now appear to be late evening when a certain country clears the lot before morning here! 


While I was on a roll with toe-up and Magic Looping I started another pair with some Posh that I bought a few years back . This is impossible to photograph and is not the best colour to show this pattern off but it was good practice and they are butter soft.

Yarn: Posh Laura in Harpsichord


 Recently there has been a glut of sock knitting books arriving here, can’t think how that happens.

My most recent two Cookie A Sock Innovation  and Wendy D. Johnsons Socks From the Toe Up favour semi solid yarns for their patterns.

This delicious parcel greeted me yesterday after what has been an interesting week travel wise.

Among my six train journeys this week I have been prevented from knitting by trains missing carriages x 2 journeys.

We set off yesterday morning at 05:30 (yes that early) to find the car had a puncture, slight delay, although the train I did catch was quieter than my usual so I was able to knit for a little longer.


Yarn Yard Bonny, Toddy, Beautiful and there’s a Betwixt for something lacy aswell.

No more til Woolfest I think.

I wouldn’t mind a turquoise though!

Tomorrow the Mac and I are venturing North.

Not sure York is ready for this.

Enjoy your weekend.



Spindlefrog Shetland 140g

Shade: Autumn Symphony


280yards/242m Sport weight


 Wildcraft BFL/Silk 100g

Shade: Sloe’s (Gin, yummy!)


203 yards/175m Fingering weight

You can’t see the sheen or colours very well in this picture, the suns shining today!

I have put my very first spinning attempt with it, this was done on a spindle but it still helps me see that there has been improvement.


Any ideas of what to knit with these would be welcome, I am gathering a fair selection of 150-200yard skeins of fingering/sport weight.

I am feeling the need to knit lace, why I don’t know because I have a bag of shawls that never see the light of day.

So ideas for scarves for

Sundara Fingering Silky Merino 500y, Marina over Icicles

Skein Queen Mulberry, 4 ply  375y, Rockpool

I think the last is Knitting Goddess 3 ply cashmere and have it earmarked for Ishbel, not a scarf but I just have to knit it!


Enjoy your weekend.

Drat, Drat and Double DRAT

You pack your bag for a short trip.

York  for a bit of hair therapy, boy did it need it!

You pack 2 knitting projects, socks of course.

The first you finish one the train on the way up, South of Doncaster no less.

You unpack your bag and take the second project to knit.

Wait for it.

You take out the pattern, for the Brainless sock you have already cast on. This is the second of the pair.

You take out the pattern……..Monkey……how did that happen?

Boom, Boom.

Had to relieve my dear Mother of her Woman and Home magazines for the return journey.

Whatever the Weather

 Weather = Gloomy

Himself = Late shift

Me = Avoiding Housework

Spin, Spin, Spin.  

Blogging = Needs attention 

 Tips required for spinning Gotland and Merino/Silk, it all looks a bit daunting to me.

Don’t over do the Chocolate.

Happy Easter.

Foregone Conclusion

You don’t have to know me too well to realise this Mac was just me.


It and the socks are going on a Fish and Chip hunt tomorrow!


Happy Weekend.