Friday, July 13, 2007

Blogging friends

I am constantly amazed by my lovely blogging friends. Look what arrived from California!! A beautiful baby blanket from Ruth. It's gorgeous and I love it. Baby is such a lucky thing! Apologies as the photo doesn't do it any justice - it's pretty grey in London at the moment. I'm just thankful it's not raining. I promise a better photo soon. What's even better, Ruth is visiting London in August and I hope I get a chance to meet up with her. (This might be a bit ambitious as I will have newborn in tow along with 2 kids on summer holidays. I guess, we'll see.)


I really seem to have neglected this poor old blog. I have been working on a bunch of stuff (mainly trying to clear some WIPs) but I have made great progress. Remember, the Cambridge jacket which I was knitting for hubby in the dark grey Cascade 220. Well, it no longer exists. I wasn't enjoying it and it wasn't coming out right. So off to the frog pond it went. I just need to decide what else to knit for him!

I also started Rusted Root, months ago when it was the winner in the Sexy Knitters Club knitalong. But I ran out of yarn at nearly the finish line and had to make a special order from the US. The dyelot is totally different but I'm just going to finish it anyway. I just have to finish the ribbing on the sleeves and they are done. Sorry, there won't be a modelled shot just yet, the big, fat belly is still in the way!

I have a small confession to make. With all the stress over the last few weeks, I have seriously fallen off the yarn diet wagon and I mean seriously. I have bought some yarn since the start of the year but it tended to be a few balls here and there for specific projects and got used - like 1 or 2 balls of the Noro Silk Garden. When I hit the Liberty and John Lewis sale, look at what I walked away with - it's another mountain of yarn. I won't say how many balls but I did buy Jaeger extra fine merino DK, Jaeger aqua cotton, Jaeger Siena 4 ply, Rowan Kid silk Night and Rowan Big Wool. I blame stress and the joys of retail therapy. OOPS!

8 comments:

ra said...

well hey if you're going to fall off the waggon you may as well fall hard. That's some stash you have there, should keep you going for a while. I guess it's recompense for not being at Woolfest and having to look at what everyone else got. Nice one.

That blanket is just beautiful. What a lovely gift.

Kim in Oregon said...

Oops indeed! Hey, it happens to the best of us. And you now have such lovely yarn....and as you say, it will be difficult to go yarn shopping with the three little ones!

mary said...

Bravo on your stash enhancement! Your rusted root is looking great too.

Rain said...

Ooh great haul. You sure know how to binge in style!

The rusted root looks lovely in that colour.

The blanket is beautiful

ruth said...

Don't feel badly if you can't meet me in London. I actually would feel quite bad if I made you get up to see me - esp with 2 kids in tow and a newborn!!! But all your London info has helped us alot! Thank you! And glad you enjoy the blanket!

Kathy said...

You will need all that yarn, because you won't have time to shop when baby comes. The gift blanket is so precious.

JL said...

Love the big buy u got there.

Allison said...

Don't feel bad about falling off the wagon-Jaeger Extra Fine Merino is being discontinued so we HAVE to stock up before it is all gone!