Archive for June, 2007

There have been sniffles and sneezes chez nous. What I thought was a hangover on Sunday (we won’t go into that) developed into a full-blown annoying cold. Annoying because it’s not quite bad enough to earn me time off work to stay home and knit all day ;-) I have been fighting the bugs with sudafed and strepsils, and when that didn’t work, red wine. I hope to be able to breathe again by Saturday.

In the meantime, what better to raise the spirits than some completely unnecessary stash enhancement (yes I know that word ‘unnecessary’ will surprise some of you, but remember, I am She-Of-Little-Stash)


I have been resisting the lure of new Seasilk colours for an entire month. Today I caved. It was inevitable really. Surprisingly, the colour is pretty true in this photo, my camera and I have been on interesting terms lately but really what was needed was for the clouds to go away and give me some light already. It will eventually be a flower basket shawl (see, SOLS doesn’t buy without a project in mind at least), but before this yummy yummy baby can grow up to be a shawl, I need to finish three other shawls which have been commissioned by the end of the summer.

I should be knitting.

But before I go, remember I said I really liked this month’s Spunky colour? Here ’tis! (some of it)


I still love the colours, but Coopworth is not the softest of wools so I’m pondering what I’ll do with it. It may end up in a felted bag or perhaps a cushion cover. What do you think?

Must go knit :-D

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Entries are coming in and it’s been great fun to see the variety of different results.

Here’s a couple to inspire you:

01knitflix.jpg   Crinkly merino by Janice

06veronika.JPG    Cotton and merino blend by Veronika

Don’t forget, you still have one more week to get your pics to me in time for the prize draw!

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I got my Spunky Fibre parcel this week too ;-) It’s great colours - sort of thundery pinks and purples - and I can’t wait to get spinning on it.

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Yes, I do still knit. It’s just these days, I tend to knit at work and spin at home, and my camera lives at home … well you know how it goes.

So here’s some of what is currently on the needles…

The Looza sock: I’m using Trekking Bamboo, which is quite interesting to knit with - a bit hairy but softens up a lot. The pattern is from Knitting Vintage Socks but without the lacy cuff.


New socks for me: Sorry, the photos are hopeless because it’s dingy weather here, but it’s coming along nicely trust me :-) The yarn is from Cairi’s Knitting Goodies on Etsy, I loooove her colours and am desperately resisting joining the sock club (not to mention the lace club) (my stash is full my stash is full my stash is full…)


I am also steadily working away at the Purple Cable Extravaganza (close set cables every 4th round for 8″ - whose idea was that anyway?) but it’s at work so no pics today.

And a finished object!

The Seaside Socks which I forgot to photograph before sending them off. The pattern will be available soon from Angel Yarns. (please note arty seashell shaped sock with accompanying beach pebbles ;-))


I have deadlines, and I do want to get to the shop today to hang out with the crowd, so I must go and treadle a bit more.


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