Friday, February 27, 2009

Guess what

I have a pile of WIPs to finish, both knitting and non-knitting, but I decided to start a new project instead. I really like the look of the Reaglan Jacket from the newest Vogue Knitting and decided to cast on for it. I'm not entirely sure that it'll suit me but here goes anyway. I have lots of Rowan Big Wool in the stash and decided why not just cast on. One evening later, I'm pretty much done on the the lace section. I will have to shorten the jacket because if I followed the instructions, the jacket will be past my knees. Not a good look for a shorty like me. I also think I need to lose a bit of fat around the tummy to carry off the jacket. Oh well.......

Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's all about hats

The kids have been on half term. I have had no time to myself. thankfully, they are back in school tomorrow. I have managed to knit a few hats. The 2 for me are because I'm growing out my hair and it looks pretty grm until I can get to the hairdressers.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

F is for ....

Focus, Finishing and Frenzy and Fabulous. Well, only one of the projects is fabulous. The other one, I just don't want to talk about it!

First up, Dumpling from Rowan Babies. I made one pink for Keira about 3 years ago, but I accidently felted it. So I decided to make another one for Zoe. I don't often reknit things, so it would have been helpful if I kept some notes from the last time. I forgot the sleeves didn't fit into the armholes. 3 attempts later, I got that to work. The yarn is Rowan Big Wool in Mulberry which I had leftover from my project, Tess. I didn't have quite enough to finish the project, so the cuffs and the tops of the sleeves are in Sugar Spun.

Anyway, here is Zoe working her charm!

Finally, I finished my Embossed Leaves socks. I started them in August 2008 and finished sock one. Cast on sock two, and forgot about them. I was desperate to use my 2.75mm needles, so I thought I might as well finish them rather than putting them on holders. 3 nights of knitting later, I finish them. Can you guess what's wrong with them???? I accidently added half a repeat to the leg pattern, so 1 sock is slightly longer than the other. Doh!! I'm just going to live with this mistake. Moving on.....

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Socktopus House Quiz

SOCK(topus)CLUB House Sorting Quiz

My Result: Yarnacre Cottage
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Welcome to Yarnacre!  A Yarnacre loves life, enjoys the good times and rolls with the bad. You're easy going, love love yarn, and don't mind taking a risk now and then (ever finish a knit with 4 cm of yarn left? Oh yeah, you're definitely one of us!).  Adventure! Daring! Lots and lots of yarn! 

Yarnacre Cottage's mascot is a monkey.  The House colours are cinnamon and granite.
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Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow, snow and more snow

Today, London has had the most amount of snowfall in the last 18 years. Schools were shut. Public transport ground to a halt. Shops and offices didn't open. The theatre had shows cancelled. The economy suffered. And the kids rejoiced.

We spent our day having snowball fights.............
Building a snowman(or at least attempting to build one - sorry kids, your momma grew up in the tropics and has no idea on the proper construction of snowman, snowball or anything to do with snow!)
Posing with snowman (obviously, not built by me!).....................
Feeling stranded in the snow......................
This was what it was like when I drove home from knit night on Sunday.