Wednesday, October 2

Bits and bobs

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Misty rainbow and burgundy socks made on the CSM.

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Rosedale and spiral socks in progress. Two thirds of the last round of that sleeve is red after one of those pesky Noro knots, so a little tinking is in order because I suspect it'll bug me, and it'll be right on the arm scye. The spiral socks are fun but slow! I'm debating on when to terminate the spiralling...

Newsflash: in the back of "Think outside the sox" are some very useful instructions on various basic stitches. What I have been calling k2tog for forever, is actualy k2togtbl. Oops! Luckily I'm not too OCD about such things, but it's something to remember.

I'm not even halfway done on Rosedale and am thinking of getting 13 random skeins of Noro and knitting another one, but making it in intarsia stripes so as to make the most of those lovely slow ombre shifts. Hmm, a late autumn bout of startitis. The ravelry stash is at 98, below 100 for the first time in ages, and that includes 10 yarns destined for socks.

Current mood: amused

Sunday, September 22

CSM socks

Made another pair of CSM socks this weekend at a CSM event in Kegworth, from a lovely hand-dyed yarn with twinkly bits in. Pictures when I take some! Not bad considering I had to borrow some ribber needles and a hooky tool, having left my tin of important tools at home. Whoops!

There won't be much machine knitting for the next few weeks - himself has decided to repaint the office, so the contents of that room are now in the knitting room, making it very hard to get to the machines! Hopefully it won't take too long, first coat went on yesterday. Blue paint gets everywhere!

I'm currently crocheting away on a single-bed size blanket using up yarn oddments. Knit for Peace are asking for blankets, 3' by 6' or 6' by 6'. It's warm work!

Friday, August 30

Almost FO: drip candle socks

These are so satisfying, I'm almost considering buying some yarn to make another pair! Hmmmm... think the idea is to use up oddments, haha..

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And no, I haven't woven in any ends yet...

Monday, August 26

Some more finished socks for the shop...

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Purple Rain
Red socks
Sea greens
Candy stripes

Yes, I must be the only person bonkers enough to be making socks in the middle of a heatwave! Well, no time like the present!

Current mood: hot

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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