Sunday, June 29, 2008

This & That On My Needles.

I sometimes wish I had more hours in the day. But then would I use those extra hours to get a list of jobs done, or would I just make more unfinished jobs?

Some nights I am just too tired to pick up my needles of late. Now that things have slowed down some, I hope this will change.

These socks are going to be mine and this is some of that sock wool I bought back a few weeks ago. Just love the way the wool is knitting up and the self patterning as it grows.

Using bamboo DPNs by "Tulip" to knit the socks. Wow are they just a beautiful brand to knit with.

Amy is off to the good old USA on the 17th July and to get her socks knitted, I have joined a Thuja KAL on Woolaholics.

Then I found out my Step Mum needs a pair of woolen gloves for her hands when out walking. So this Tuesday when we go up to Port Augusta to visit her and Dad, I'll take the wool I have bought for her and see if she's happy with the colour.

So busy here and so trying to keep on top of what I want to do and trying not to add to the growing list of WIP.

Until next time....hoo roo

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My Cable Swap:)

I am so slack cry as my cable swap arrived back early this month and I have only just found time ( or should that read, made time) to pop photos up here to show you all.

Having thanked my secret swapper over on Woolaholics, I haven't actually showed the items off.

So lets take a look.

I love this skein of wool, so lovely and bright. I love bright wool too. The soaps are from "Amazing Soaps" and they smell so divine.

  • Delicate Rose
  • Patchouli
  • Ginger Lime

Then there are these most beautiful cabled gloves.

How gorgeous are they ?? I took them with me to Burra when we did a day trip up there and my hands stayed warm all day.

Colour is a beautiful soft green and green is my most favourite colour.

Love the idea of not having my fingers covered as it means I can get money out of my purse without taking my gloves off.

Thank you so much for this beautiful cable swap gift and I am so sorry I hadn't gotten round to posting these photos earlier.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I Have Sinned:)

Boy glad I don't do this very often, come to think of's my first real sock wool buy. I have been saving for quite a while for this trip and I am just so stoked with what I bought.

The best thing is, Pat joined in and picked out some sock wool as well for himself.

So I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

My sock wool choices.

Pat's sock wool choices.

Until next time....hoo roo

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Soakers All Finished.

At last I have finished Candice's trial soakers mrgreen

I knitted them in different colours as each stage was posted, at the beginning. I had no idea what I was knitting and so I need to understand what I was knitting. So I thought the best way, was to use different colours.

As there are no babies in my house and I couldn't get a cat to sit still long enough........ I have used the next best thing....... my teddy.

Now if your going to kind, as Teddy will be 45 years old this year and he's a bit sensitive.

Front view of Teddy in the new born soakers.

Look mum I have enough room to bend over.

Do these soakers make my bum look fat questionquestion

I really enjoyed learning how to knit baby soakers. Never heard of these until I became tangled up with the Woolaholic crew cool

I have no advice to offer to you Candice as I have no other soakers to compare them too. Love them and when babies are due in the family..... They'll be given a pair of these as a gift.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to learn how to knit them.

Think I have a date with a teapot cosy lol

Until next time....

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Less UFO's In My Knitting Box.

Out of 5 UFO's this time last week....only 1 left to be finished off.

Candice's soakers and I'll be printing the last of the instructions off her blog tomorrow. I did want to do these soakers first, but it didn't work out that way.
In the last 7 days I have

  • Completed and posted off the "Cable Swap" on woolaholics.
  • Finished off Heather & Emily's coat hangers.
  • My gloves are finished and kept my hangs warm the other morning, when out walking.
  • Tonight the Rainbow Hot Socks were finished off.

So 4 out of 5 item on the UFO list is a pretty good out come. Though I was hoping to have all 5 finished.

Already I am thinking of new projects I want to start. Its never ending mrgreen lol

Until next time....

Hoo roo

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