Wednesday, August 21

WIP Wednesday, week 34


Drip Candle socks in progress - just cast on for the other toe today, so as to try and even out the yarn usage. Two CSM socks awaiting grafting.



Apropos nothing, this box of knitted and crocheted goods is just about ready to be posted. The Passap scarves are 80 stitches wide, ss 4/4, and at least 600 rows. Makes a 15cm scarf with 4ply.


And, sneaking in an FO, I bring you another sideways crocheted hat

Current mood: annoyed

Friday, August 16

Finished object Friday

A bag crocheted from leftovers:


Crochet cardigan based on Blusa Queen



Monday, August 12

In progress


In progress, rainbow gradient socks. Yarn from Unbelievawool.

I won an award at work, and got myself a new camera with it (Canon EOS 4000D). Some test shots of the beautiful but deadly Eddie:



Friday, August 2


Yes, I was a bit tardy with the photos this week. Must try harder!


A collection of Passap tuck blankets, some finished, some not. I do a super stretchy cast off by hand and it takes some time. Using up oddments of 2/30s acrylic found in the garage, it's a baby blanket pattern from the Metbury Baby book.


This picture is out of date because I decided the 2x2 rib was too boring to knit, so have frogged it back a little.

Current mood: okay

Sunday, July 28

Fibre East

Fibre East - the weather was dismal, it drizzled all day both days! Luckily for me, the KCGuild stand was indoors, where it was dry but stuffy. A lovely display of knitting "through the seasons", including a knitted four seasons pizza. Completely failed to get any photos of the stand, hopefully it will pop up on the guild website at some point.


Picked up three yummy skeins of sock yarn (the one on the far left is already part knitted up into a plain toe-up sock), some lovely buttons and two butterfly hair clips.

Wednesday, July 24

WIP Wednesday

When I start hankering after crocheting yet another blanket, when I already have four tucked away in the wardrobe (only really get used for camping), then I know it's time to cast on a new crochet project. I had some leftover cotton (Stylecraft Cotton Classique) used for making a beach bag last year, and thought I'd make another one, but this time with a fancy stitch pattern I was lusting over. Red Heart's Twilight Shells throw is lovely, but why not use the stitch pattern for something I can actually use?
Of course it's now on hold whilst I await the delivery of some extra blue yarn.


Instead of finishing a lace shawl I knit (knat?) some time ago, with the fiddly knitted-on sawtooth edging I keep dropping stitches in, I cast on for another shawl - the Spring Tulips stole. Managed to lose the pattern so that one is also currently stalled until I reprint the page that I need.

(Picture to follow - it's not THAT exciting so far, only an inch of knitting!)

So last night I cast on a sideways crochet hat, loosely based on this pattern, but for an adult. I made up a ball of "magic yarn" from leftover tapestry yarn from a needlepoint I completed a few weeks ago and clearly forgot to photograph for the blog. It must be real wool because I am replacing the knots with spit joins as I go, so much neater! Because what else does one do, in the middle of a heatwave, but make a warm woolly hat! :)



Our cat Eddie has been a bit poorly, he started peeing blood this weekend and after an emergency trip to the vets, a bladder infection was diagnosed. So far he's accepting his adulterated food though I have to watch - with the hot weather, we have windows open and regularly get "mugged" by next door's cat. Oh well, I suppose the traces of cystitis meds probably won't do him any harm. In other news, we decided to change the bedroom light with a fancy chandelier, and managed to fix it so that the upstairs lights kept tripping. I think we should just get a proper sparky in next time, save three days of using the bathroom in the dark!

Current mood: loved