Sunday, December 23, 2007

Socktopussy........

As I think I've mentioned before, I joined the socktopus Bells and whistles club, and my first parcel arrived on saturday. I'm so glad I couldn't resist, the first parcel is brilliant!!!!

The yarn is a cashmere blend from The Knittery, which is an Australian Dyer, and the colours are so good! The pattern for this yarn is by Jane, the very talented designer behind the spiral socks, and check your breast socks...... also included was a sock pouch, which is great, and the first one I own, and finally( nearly forgot the chocolate) an audio book, which jane listened to whilst designing the socks! Cool or what!! I love audio books, so was especially pleased at getting another in addition to the two i get from Audible each month. I can hardly wait for the february parcel now!!!!!
I've been knitting quite a lot, and avoiding the internet to a certain extent. Less surfing certainly equals massive increase in knitting productivity:-)
This is Sherbourne, by Jane Ellison. Made in Noro Iro. Its not quite finished, I need to source and sew on a zip, and the sleeves are not seamed a yet, but I really like it!

It was my sisters birthday today, so gave her the yucky hourglass sweater, and she loved it!!!!!!!!! It fits her really well, and looks so much better on her than it did on me!
I've still got gift wrapping to do for the big day, and as I'm working tomorrow, I'd better get a move on! Merry christmas:-)

6 Comments:

Blogger gilraen said...

I loved my parcel too :)

Georgous Noro!!! Lucky sister :)

5:40 PM  
Blogger Auntie Noo said...

Have a fabulous Christmas xx

6:01 PM  
Blogger belaybunny said...

ooo, that looks a great club to be in!! Have a great Christmas and New Year!!

Great noro knit too ;)

6:07 PM  
Blogger Piglottie said...

How much do I wish I had joined the Socktopus club?!! Gorgeous! As is Sherbourne.

Have a wonderful Christmas hun, and try not to work too hard! *hugs*

11:47 AM  
Blogger clarabelle said...

Lovely Noro and sooper-dooper sock yarn!

Glad your sis liked Hour Glass: I'm still ploughing on with mine and keeping my fingers crossed re: the sizing.....

Hope you've had a great Xmas and good luck for the New Year!

1:57 PM  
OpenID putasockinit said...

Love your Sherbourne! Looks fab in the Noro. I'm quite fancying that sock yarn too!

7:23 PM  

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