Thursday, 30 December 2004

happy new year.

I just popped into uni to grab a sock pattern of the internet for caroline who arrives at our house tomorrow! So here is the challenge, can I make a pair of socks in colinette skye in 24 hours??? I have a feeling I can!

Haven't finished the waistcoat, it was making me feel sick knitting so many squares I did however give the lady my handdyed, handspun scarf instead she loved it, the wasitcoat will be finished soon.

Mum brought me a bag of silk garden for christmas, and I can tell you I have nearly knit it all in the form of Klaralund. It is sooooooo easy!

Pictures next week when I am back in work.

Happy New year people.

Ps have done loads of dying and spinning as well.

Monday, 13 December 2004

Monday pictures.

Considering my lack of posting, I have actually been knitting more than usual, taking every opportunity to try and  get my christmas presents finished.

So here is my progress so far on my domino waistcoat:


The colours are quite delicate, and it needs good light to appreciate the domino effect, here is a close up:


I  am really pleased with it so far. I know you are thinking now, 'how is it ever going to be a waitcoat?' Just try and visualise. (The jagged edge is the bottom, and it is knitted a square at a time!).

I also had to get some mad collinette skye for christmas socks and here it is. The colours are wonderful, the greens are much brighter in real life. I recomend this wool for the most beautiful, scrumptious warm socks.


Our stitch n' bitch christmas party was saturday afternoon, and it was fantastic! We all had really good chats, food, cups of tea and got loads of knitting done!

Thanks Marie for hosting it!

Friday, 10 December 2004

More photo's coming soon.

I have been really, really bad about posting this week because I have been so busy, but I should have a picture this afternoon of my experimental domino project, which is due to be a christmas present. I'm very pleased with it.

I have also managed to recirut some new psychology knitters. One is coming for a lesson next week! Madness.

And Stitch n' bitch tomorrow, I can not wait!!!! I am so excited to focus on knitting for a while and forget psychology, I have had an amazing week in work, but it's quite emotional, I really have to challenge myself not to get scared about moving on in my career, I always avoid public speaking and paper writing, but it seems as if the time is coming where there is the opportunity to do it with lots of support, so either I stay where I am forever or move out of my comfort zone, and start moving forward.

I also have signed up for an intensive welsh course which runs 5 days a week 8am - 9.30 am for 25 weeks. So I should be fluent at the end!!! I love the welsh language!

Oh the way the other post was referring to Orlando Bloom.

Monday, 6 December 2004

A picture!

After writing this post many times, I'm not going to tell you who I met at the weekend. He is GEORGOUS!!!!!! But I shall stay Shtum. However if you emial me ..........

Now to knitting! I finally managed to get a picture so here is my dads scarf when it was nearly finished. It's an old photo cause it's finished now but it's better than nothing:


What do you think?

Wednesday, 1 December 2004

I know I'm a failure!

No pictures still. Sorry.

Started running experiments so a little extra knitting time! Lots to get done for christmas presents. Dad's Gloves. Finish Anths Noro gloves. A waistcoat which was meant for someones birthday in Feb, so I really have to make this, and a pair my special thick Colinette  skye socks for someone special. And a rustic embroidery for my mum. I don't even have a single free weekend before christmas.