Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Le rectangle cest finis!!!!!!!

And I LOVE it!!!!! Hope my mother in law feels the same:-)
I decided against the edging in the end. I did attempt a bit, but it looked silly with a small edge, so I pulled it back and went ahead and blocked it without. It's plenty big enough without the additional size that the border would have added, so I'm pleased:-)

Monday, July 28, 2008

The end is in sight......

I've finished the main panel of the stole, just the edging to sort and then I can block:-) I'm a little disappointed that I didn't finishe this completely yesterday to coincide with the last day of the Tour De France, but I should only be a couple of days behind. I didn't plan to finish this within the 3 weeks, but as I got so close, I wish I had iyswim..... Anyhow, it looks the same as in the last post but longer. I'm planning on using an alternative knitted on edging so that I can finish within the yarn that I have, if it looks rubbish I can always frog and give in and buy additional yarn, but I think a differant edging will look ok????
I'm on annual leave this week, I had been hoping that the sun would shine, and although its really hot, the sun is reluctant to make an appearance:-( Lot's of knitting time though, which is always a bonus!!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm gaining speed!!!!!

Fifteen repeats done now, so thats half of the main panel of the stole! I can hardly believe how quickly its knitting up:-) I do have a potential problem however......... I've nearly used half of the yarn. The pattern says 1200yards, I have 1260 over two balls, and one ball nearly gone, so I'm gonna run short for the knitted on edging I think?? Unless I get a few more repeats out of the part ball left. I'm going to have to wait and see, but I can definately envisage me having to use a narrower edging and work out the math, or try to find some yarn in the same colour and dyelot as when I bought this over a year ago.................. nevermind, we'll just see!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I got it!!!!!!

The job I mean:-) Thanks for all the good luck vibes, they certainly did the trick!!!!

And now I can crack on with the TdF stole, I've done 7 repeats, so almost a quarter done. I'm hoping to catch up with the rest of the pelaton now the interview is out of the way!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Les Rectangle....

I've made a little progress on Les Rectangle...... Little being the key word!!! Not because its hard, just because I haven't had much chance to knit:-( Although progress is slow, I'm enjoying the little bit that I have managed to get done, its going quicker than I thought, two pattern repeats has taken about two hours, but for my first attempt, I don't think thats too bad! The yarn is lovely to knit with, and definately not as scarey as I thought it might be!!!
Its interview day on Monday, so the weekend will be taken up with preparation for that, but come monday evening I'll be through the warm up of the past week and a bit, and ready to start sprinting up those mountains:-) I have to say, I'm really enjoying watching the highlights of the Tour de France each evening. I've never watched it before and its great:-)

Saturday, July 05, 2008

On your bike!!!!!

Ok, so day one of the Tour de France today, and I've eventually settled on my polka dot jersey project!!! I was going to attempt lamanaria, but as this will be gifted to my mil for her 60th birthday, I thought she would get more use from a stole..... So I've picked a rectangle from Victorian Lace today.

The yarn is jaggerspun zephyr from stash, its a lovely ruby colour, just hoping I'll be ok with the proper laceweight thickness........
Sadly, I can't cast on today as I'm at work on the late shift, but I have an early half tomorrow, so I should get a few hours knitting in then. I'll have to mix my TdF knitting with my interview prep for the first week of the tour.

I've signed up for the Ravelympics too, to start in August. I love joining in a knitalong:-)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Butterfly garter rib socks

Made in Opal rainforest butterfly.
Size 2.5mm addi circs
Garter rib socks by charlene church in sensational knitted socks

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Just a quick update!!!!

To let you know I've been shortlisted for the job and will be interviewed on the 14th of this month. I have a presentation to prepare, but I think thats sometimes better than being asked questions as you can prepare better...... do you think???
I've got a place for the great north run too! SOmebody dropped out of running for the toby henderson trust before redeeming their coupon so I got first refusal:-) I'm very happy!!!!!!
Only sock knitting going on as I've been working, my first pair from sks should be finished tomorrow and I may have pictures!
Back soon, I'm off thursday and friday and hoping to get ready for the Tour de france knitalong, I still haven't decided what I'm going to make........