Sunday, 23 January 2011

A bit of fabric fun

Well, not quite yet.

A while ago I was given a big bag of yarns by a lovely lady. As it is mainly comprised orphan yarns I decided to split it into colour groups and create some cloth on my rigid heddle.

Using yarns at random I direct warped the loom. The picture shows the warp which still needs to be tied on. I can't wait to see how the cloth works out. Honestly, it could look ... well ... different.

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Alchemy

After a problematic start I am making progress on my sock. The top 3 patterns are now complete.

It is time to start the cross & diamond leg pattern. Once started I think it will progress quite quickly as the pattern is established. It is also the point where shaping starts so there will be less stitches per row.

I am loving this pattern and the zauberballs. Good job as I have a second sock to knit as well.

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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Childhood memories

When out shopping the other day, I found these. I used to have these as a kid but you don't find them in the UK.

They taste just as I remember them tasting.
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Saturday, 1 January 2011

A is for Alchemist

I have signed up to take part in an alphabetical sock knitting challenge in the UK sock knitters group on Ravelry. This was inspired by my lovely friend and podcaster Miss Elle giving me a sock pattern for Christmas.

It is a challenge where participants can knit as few or 26 pairs of socks in 12 months and I have lots of socks I want to knit and a rather large stash of sock yarn. So today I have cast on and started knitting my first A-Z KAL pair - A is for Alchemist.

I think they are looking mighty fine so far.

I think I might need more knitting needles ...
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