Monday, October 29, 2007

Harry Potter swap socks, finished!!!

Uptown boot socks form Favourite socks IW press
Yarn: BFL/Alpaca from Bright dyes
Colour: Ravenclaw
Needles: 2.75mm Boyes DPNS

Monkey socks, finished!!!!

Monkey socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: posh yarns Lucia
Colour: Merry Berry
Needles: Addi 2.5mm circs

Friday, October 19, 2007

Hour glass sweater.

I finished this today, intending to give it to my sister as a christmas gift, but I'm not thrilled with it tbh...... Maybe it will look better after blocking and on a real person. It looks like a sack on me cos its too big, but my sister is bigger, so should fit her ok.......Maybe I should get her to try it on and see if she likes it??
Anyway, the yarn is Kilcarra donegal tweed, and the pattern is from last minute knitted gifts.
I just need to crack on with the second monkey sock now.......
I'm feeling much better, thanks for all your well wishes! Back to work on Monday for four night shifts:-( No chance to knit either, and I hate nights! I don't sleep for very long through the day, so end up absolutely exhausted:-(

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I'm having a bit of a finishing off few days! Tryng to make all the wips in the side bar 100%, so I can change them for some of my other lonely and discarded half done projects LOL!!!!
Pattern: Katy, by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora, 9.5 balls
I really like this, and will hopefully get lots of wear out of it over the winter months:-)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Monkeys, one down!

I finished the first monkey sock today, pheww!!!! I was beginning to think I'd left it a little late, now thats not like me at all is it LOL!!!!! I still have the second sock to do, but considering last week I had one harry potter sock done, and half a monkey sock done, and now hp socks are finished, and the monkey socks half done, I think thats pretty good!!!! I really like the monkey pattern, and will be making a pair of these for myself once these swap monkeys are all wrapped up!
As its Breast cancer awareness month, and pink socks are popping up everywhere, I'm going to make myself a pair of pink socks for october. Using the sugar mice yarn from skeinqueen, they should knit up quite quickly cos the yarn is a bit thicker than standard sock yarn.
I've pulled the union market pullover out of hiding, and hoping to make some good progress on that over the next couple of weeks too!
I'm still feeling a bit unwell. The GP thinks I have glandular fever, so I'm waiting for some blood results to come back, and if it is that, I'll be off work for a couple of weeks I think......... So aside from feeling grot, I should get plenty of knitting done!!!!!! I always like to look for the silver lining:-)

Monday, October 08, 2007


I finished making this up tonight. I'm pleased with how its turned out, and I really like the rowan buttons which I chose.
Pattern: Cinnabar
Yarn: Tess Dawson dk Merino
Colour: Chocolate
Needle: 4mm brittany Birch
Size: 33.5"

I haven't blocked it yet, but its machine washable yarn, so I'll just throw it in the machine over the next few days!
I can hardly believe where the last week has gone. I had a week of annual leave and it went by so fast, I felt like I got nothing done:-( I was a bit unwell both in the run up, and after the GNR, I think I've had some kind of virus, and have felt a bit yucky!!!!! I've been back to work today, and definately not feeling the benefit of a week off at the moment! Only 9 weeks to go to the next weeks holiday:-)

I've totalled up my fundraising efforts, and have managed to raise just over £400, so I'm really pleased with that. Big thankyou to everybody who supported me with this!

For the pay it forward post from a couple of weeks ago, there were a few comments, so I've tried to sort who's already been picked for pay it forward elsewhere, I may have it wrong though so I do apologise...........??!! SO.... Paula, Aknita, and Ladybird Linz will be my pay it forward recipients. I think I have all the addressess already, so you'll be surprised at any time ladies:-)

I've finished my harry potter socks for the Harry potter sock swap, but I can't post them here as my pal knows my blog............ Pictures once she will have received the parcel though, so sometime later this month!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Fundraising Raffle!

I am holding a raffle over on the crafty threads and yarns forum, to help me raise money for The Toby Henderson Trust, Autism charity. This is in conjunction with my doing the great North run for the charity on the 30th September! There are quite a few prizes, so rather than post all the pictures here, if you're interested in entering, all the details can be found Here