Sunday, 26 October 2008

Lazy Saturdays

I had a most enjoyable Saturday. I believe this is due to me losing grip on reality.

I spent most of my Saturday ironing. See! I am mad.

Anyway, I was working on a gift and this involved me, my steam iron, a wet tea towel and the TV. DH had to go to work so this left me free to watch several Nick Cave & The Bad Seed sessions. Bliss. I think this might be the reason why I ironed for such a long time as I danced and sung my way through the ironing pile.

I think I need to go to a concert. It has been a while afterall.

As a lazy day project, how about knitting and felting your own netball game (as spotted at Glastonbury 2008).

I am in vinyl love. I really would like this limited edition set by Eels. However, I can't afford it :(

On the knitting front, I you have time pop over to Woolly Wormhead's site and provide her with your head measurements as she is aiming to work out valid small/medium/large hat sizes.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Tuesday Night Knit Club

Had a great meet this evening. It was a small cosy group this evening so lots of gossiping.

Anyway, I have cast on a cute hat for preemies. Thank you very much for the pattern Woll-Ecke. I have been promising to carry out some charity knitting and have kindly been given some yarn (absolutely masses of the stuff!) by a friend of mine. Anyway, this means I must put my pointy sticks to work and start knitting.

The only thing for it is to try to dedicate little blocks of time. I am loving the pattern and hope to finish it tomorrow.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Ripe Wheat Doily

Ripe Wheat Doily
Originally uploaded by Captains & Mates
I'll whisper this bit ... I am suffering from doily madness.

This has caused me to cast on this project.

I really loved this doily that was crochetted by CharlotteUlmer (Ravelry link). I spent days trying to ignore it. It wouldn't go away.

DH is having palpatations ... he doesn't think we are old enough to have a doily.

I don't care. I have to make this one!

Time! It flexes like a ...

Well, madness has been happening at work and it has taken up almost all my energy. I have had a certain David Bowie line trot around my head as each time I look at the clock I discover another morning/afternoon has passed and my to do pile hasn't deminished in the slightest. Luckily, we have a new person in our department since the beginning of the month early and this will really help.

On the plus side (there is always a plus side, right?) I have managed to shake a few things off my needles. I am pleased.

Vera - the glorious VLT pattern is off my needles and off the blocking board. I have been wearing this loads but haven't managed to take a picture of it without pins. Soon, I promise. Meanwhile, enjoy some lace porn.

I also managed to finish All the Fun of the Fair (so called because I purchased the yarn at All the Fun of the Fair, London a while back. I love it and only have about a 1m of yarn left over. I am so happy although I was scared of running out of yarn.

Socks have been causing me some problems recently (did I boast at a knit club?). I have some gorgeous Natural Dye Studios sock yarn and have tried to made a certain sock pattern 4 times. The last time, I had to admit defeat. I love the pattern but the yarn hated it. Finally, I listened to the yarn. Afterall, a good knitter should follow the yarn where it leads her ... Nancy Bush's Latvian Socks (aka Spearmint Arrows). My sock yarn is happy and I am happy. I have wanted to knit this pattern for ages and finally it is on my needles. It makes me happy.

I have also cast on a pair of Thrumb mittens for a girlfriend. She works in a warehouse and her hands become really cold. I thought these would help defrost her fingers during break. They are mad and DH hates them. They really make me laugh. Just need to knit the left.