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Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's finished!

Freda is done! Haven't tried her on properly yet but am quietly confident ....

Friday, August 28, 2009

Lovely yarn ...

I was introduced to Rowan Alpaca Cotton by Amanda at kangaroo yesterday, and I will have to make something in it very, very soon! It is sooooooo soft!


My yarn for my Noro Jacket has arrived at Kangaroo and I had a quick look yesterday! It's Silk Gardne/Silk Garden Sock in shade 8 - blues, purples and greens, and I am going to buy it with my birthday money next month.

Ryan ....

.... didn't do as well as he could have in his GCSE's and knows he should have worked harder and revised.

He is prepared to resit those that he can (ICT for example) but we're not sure what will happen for his 6th form courses. He will find out next week when school starts.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Planning a clothes shopping trip ...

... at the end of September.beginning October with Helen (another knitting pal). We are of a similar size and, as I usually only have myself to approve of my purchases, she is coming alon (or rather, taking me) as an adviser!

Should be fun!?!

Feeling quite confident ....

.... that Freda will actually fit me! I have completed one sleeve and have the back/fronts knitted to the armhole, one front finished completely.

It is more fitted than usual for me and Frances will be very pleased if I actually like it as she keeps nagging me to wear more fitted clothes!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Supergirl ...

or Ryan as he's better known!

He went to a fancy dress party at the weeknd and walked round Crawley Down complete with a blonde curly wig. He wondered why he was getting tooted by several motorists!

Jazzy pix!

This kitten should've been called Joseph as he currently has a pink chin and four blue paws - he loves to play with pens! But he is very loving, and very vocal especially when he's tired!

Seriously Overdrawn!

So have lots for sale!

Rowan Big Wool
Rowan Felted Tweed
Debbie Bliss SoHo
Lion Brand Microspun
Patons Smoothie
Malabrigo Silky Merino
Sirdar Denim Tweed Ultra
Sirdar Foxy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yet another week ...

.... goes by!

Ryan gets his exam results on week on thursday, so we're getting a little bit jumpy. I wish it didn't take so long for them to come through!

We have had a few dramas this last week with Amber being ill (severer constipation), and the toilet being blocked (nothing to do with Amber!).

My knitting is very slowly growing - I am nearly up to the armholes on the Freda cardigan. I am knitting the fronts and back in one piece which I didn't think would work out, but it seems to be working out OK.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Knitting for 2009

Right, my list of projects for the rest of this year (I want to get rid of some stash)

Tumbling Triangles Ruana (entirely from stash)
Dream in Colour cardigan (Cascade 220)
Clappy for Auntie Ann
Noro jacket (new purchase with birthday money)
Cat coloured scarf
Sugar Scarf (Araucanie Ruca)
Shrug (Jo Sharp yarn)

Oh, and to finish Freda and Bounced Check.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I've started a group on Ravellry for those (mad) people who go to the knitting group at Kngaroo every thursday,

Am I mad?

I committed myself to making the jacket in the Noro Volume 26 book yesterday! It's a very 'elaborate' pattern and Amanda (Kangaroo) is going to run a blog to make my progress, and has ordered the yarn for me. The pattern calls for Kureyon/Kureyon sock but, as there doesn't appear to be a sock version of the shade I liked (and Kureyon is a bit scratchy), I've gone for Silk Garden/Silk Garden Sock which will cost more but will, I think, be worth it. I am going to buy the yarn with my birthday money so won't be starting it until around October 1st.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Finished Objects

Sunshine Clappy scarf

Spring Green bag

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another week goes by ....

.... and it's now AUGUST! Christmas will be here in the blink of an eye, so by then end of this month, I think I'd better have made a start on Auntie Ann's clappy.

I'm still not in a brilliant place with my knitting, I have no motivation and don't seem tobe be able to concentrate for long. I have, however, managed to finish the JL Salvia clappy scarf which took over a week, and have started a Ballet Lace scarf in the Tempted Hand Painted Glam Grrl which has REAL silver running through it, progress is slow as I seem to be forring at least one pattern repeat a day. I have also made a tentative start on Freda from Noro Catwalk in Silk Garden after being nagged (Frances) about knitting things too big.

Frances is going to be the recipient for my Liesl (yes, it's too big for me) which everyone liked at Knit'n'Natter yesterday but I'm not too sure whether I will make another one for me but then I do have that rather lovely Scotian Silk ....

Jasper is growing well and a right bundle of mischief but we did have to hold a mini funeral for Fidget, one of the younger hamsters, this week. We have tried to introduce Susie to the kitten but neither of them will entertain the idea - lots of hissing, spitting and growling!