Wednesday, August 21

WIP Wednesday, week 34

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Crochet cardigan based on Blusa Queen

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Monday, August 12

In progress

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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:

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Friday, August 2

WIP...Friday?

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

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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.

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This picture is out of date because I decided the 2x2 rib was too boring to knit, so have frogged it back a little.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

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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.

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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! :)

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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