Saturday, April 25, 2009


I've been very busy today:

Oscar the Airedale Terrier ungroomed & looking very shaggy
Oscar before grooming

Airedale Terrier before grooming
Annie looking stinky

Annie & Oscar two Airedale Terriers freshly groomed & looking lovely
Annie & Oscar

Oscar the Airedale Terrier freshly groomed
Oscar looking clean & handsome

Their winter coats are now in the compost bin and both dogs are feeling great. However we'd forgotten just how small Oscar is although he makes up for the lack of inches with personality!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sock update

Toe-up Diagonal Lace Socks in Purple Koigu
Diagonal Lace Socks in Purple Koigu

I finally settled on Diagonal Lace Socks by Wendy Knits and am really pleased with the combination of yarn and pattern. The construction of the sock is almost identical to David's Toe up Sock Cookbook but without the maths so I'm using the pattern stitch & the maths from David's pattern. They fit really well which is great as I was starting to think that this yarn was jinxed!

Then as if one wasn't enough I've got another little pair on the go:

two at a time cuff down red baby socks, just past the gussets & ready to work down the foot
red baby socks in progress

These will be finished soon but not revealed fully until gifted.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Dual Dishcloths

In a recent swap on the Crafty Threads & Yarns forum I was spoilt by Modelwidow who spent a lot of time stalking me which is evident by the wonderful items she sent:

swap gifts wrapped in lilac tissue paper
Everything was very neatly wrapped in pretty lilac tissue paper.....

Dishcloth & gifts including a small notebook, purse & a bar chocolate
Dishcloth & gifts

Leaf Allover Dishcloth knitted in Anchor Magic. Colours are a mix of red, purple & pink
Leaf Allover Cloth in Anchor Magic

and then as I was tidying up our 'studio' I found another little gift:

Stitch markers with a purple bow tying them together
Purple & Silver Stitch markers

Thank you so much Modelwidow. Everything was chosen with great care & I really appreciate it. The cloth is great to use in the kitchen & the yarn is far more absorbent that any I've used before so I'll be keeping an eye out for it.

I sent to LadybirdLinz who loves the colour green and anything to do with ladybirds.

Summertime Spa Cloth pattern from Creative Knitting July 2008
Summertime Spa Cloth

Pattern: Summertime Spa Cloth
Yarn: Texere's Double Top in Turquoise
Needles: 3.75mm
Time: March 17th - 20th 2009. The cloth kept me amused whilst I was sick with mumps but don't worry Linz I washed it before I sent it to you!

close up of the Summertime Spa Cloth

I also included a few extras in green with the 'ingredients' to make some Ladybird stitch markers!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Now the fun begins...

Toe up sock toes
Toe up sock toes in purple Koigu

and I get to choose the pattern!