Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some knitting

I've been knitting a bit over the past month or so but DH has been so busy with the house that photos have been unavailable. However today he was a star took loads for me.

First up my failed February socks (again):

failed Embossed Leaves socks in purple Koigu KPM
'Not to be' Embossed Leaves


My spi is 8.6 & my feet are 8.5" in circumference so with 10% deducted for negative ease it should have worked but it didn't :(

close up of Embossed Leaves pattern
Embossed Leaves pattern


I knitted them together until the heel flaps were done & then separated them for the heel turn and gusset pick up. I just can't get them over my heel so back to the drawing board. This is the 2nd attempt at using this yarn (1st attempt here) but I'm not giving up. They'll be frogged very soon & I'm already searching for another pattern. Probably something from Charlene Schurch this time...

I'd also like to share something with you.

Last week whilst I was ill I was very surprised when a little parcel dropped through my letterbox. I hadn't ordered anything & was puzzled when I felt the soft package.

Gill from The Woolly Workshop had found out that I was ill & decided to send me a little Get Well Soon gift:

gift of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett in Landscape Mist from The Woolly Workshop
100g of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett in Landscape Mist


She's admitted to a bit of blog surfing to work out which colourway I'd like & she chose well as I adore the combination of purple and brown. It was a lovely thing to do Gill & I was really touched, Thank You. :)

On that note the Chipmunk face has gone and I can see my cheekbones again. I'm a bit tired but otherwise ok. I was lucky that I didn't have a fever with it and know that it could have been far worse.

3 comments:

Cybèle said...

The colours in that ball are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing what you'll make with it. Glad you're feeling better.

franney said...

What a shame about your Embossed Leaves, they look so beautiful too :o(
The Landscape is very pretty too, what a lovely present, i am glad to hear you are feeling a bit better {{hugs}}

Lexie Knits said...

Wow, you were right when you said that the purple was a lovely colour, it's gorgeous! such a shame they didn't fit, 3rd time lucky! Iv'e been practising my turkish cast on and I think I may have cracked it! Thank you so much! x