Sunday, May 31, 2009

Summer Evenings

Some might think that we're missing our Wood Burning Stove....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We've been away for the weekend & I packed some long abandoned projects to keep me busy. One has already been finished & my Baby Ribbon blanket above is near completion as I'm working the border. Each round is taking over 20 minutes so progress isn't fast.

I've concluded that I have too many projects on the go and am trying to do something about it....

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Finally February Socks.....

After 3 attempts I've finally made a pair of socks with the beautiful Koigu yarn I received as part of the Hot Socks Swap. . My
first attempt last year
was a disaster as was my second. But finally I'm happy with the combination of yarn & pattern:

Blue & Annie
Diagonal Lace Socks

Pattern: David's Toe Up Sock Cookbook for the structure & maths with Diagonal Lace as the pattern. The construction of the two patterns is the same but I wanted the reassurance of the formula from the first.
Yarn: 2 skeins of Koigu KPM 115711
Time: March 22nd - May 4th 2009
Needles:2 x 2.25mm 60cm Knit Picks (or KnitPro as they're now known) circular needles.
Technique: Two at a time toe up with a Turkish cast on & a very stretch cast off. .

Diagonal Lace socks in purple Koigu KPM
see how well they fit my feet!

Diagonal Lace socks in purple Koigu KPM
Diagonal Lace pattern

and finally the blocked shot:

Blue & Annie
opening up the lace pattern

The colour is a bit dark in the last photo & more accurate in the others.

I'm pleased that I've finally made a pair of socks with this yarn that I'm satisfied with. I've already cast on another pair but will be frogging them later as the toes need another plain row between increases so in the meantime I cast on for a quick project last night.....

Monday, May 04, 2009

Homeward bound

We've had our first caravan holiday of the year and am now heading home. DH and I relaxed whilst DD typically found loads of reasons to strop. My purple koigu socks are finished and I'm about to swatch for my next pair whilst DH takes us home.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


We met this old lady on our walk this morning....

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Purple Progress

The heels have been turned + I'm now working up the legs...