Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thinking Pink Monkey Socks, a pair

These are all done now for the last day of October. Thinking Pink Monkey socks in Louet Gems fingering: colour Pink Panther. I only did the pattern on the leg as these are for closed in shoes.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Nearly done.

I've got less than half a sleeve, a front side, the collar and sewing up to do yet. I have really enjoyed this knit so far.

Friday, October 26, 2007


This yarn was sent to me earlier this week. I wanted to share the sheen and colour some more this Friday :)

Evolution in colourway Figgy Pudding from my friend Piglottie. I think it is you think so too?

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Autumn santa swap parcel arrived

This month's swap on Craftythreads'n'yarn forum is an Autumn secret santa swap. This box arrived this morning! :) I feel so lucky..........

These georgeous gifts arrived courtesy of an old blogless friend Farmgirl. Thank you for going that extra mile and really spoiling me :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Wollmeise Möbius-Wrap row 32 of 40

I have been feeling the love and colour of this wrap at the moment and have been knitting away at it. Each row is 400+ stitches in the round so it does take time with work and kids factored in, but I am about 80% done at this point. Do you 'feel' the colours as I do?

Claudia's pattern can be found at: Look under Free patterns/Freie Muster

Saturday, October 20, 2007

'Gifts' Galore...............................

I got home from picking my sister up from Newcastle Co Down this morning to find the postman had left 3 parcels. One was some Piece of Beauty discontinued Merino Sock yarn I had 'traded' off a fellow Ravelry member. Another was another 'trade' from a friend Piglottie and the third was a thank you gift from my Monkey Pal Sheryl who I had sent my Monkeys socks etc to me a few weeks back. I love the Eleanora sock pattern, it was on a 'to buy' list. :) What can I say I'm overwhelmed by the pleasantness of the trades and the gifts, Thank you all :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

YPF...........................Thinking Pink Hip Silk!

In honour of the special Day the 19th of October is I present pinkness in silk! I will be in pink today, will you? :)

Hipknits Silk DK in Barbie

Hipknits Silk DK in Baby

Now don't forget to check your breasts, ALL of you :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hard grafting? maybe not.............

I finished the first of my Thinking Pink Monkeys. I love how this yarn knits up and it will be even softer washed etc. :)

The first of the second pair of micro monkeys.

A progress picture of the Mobius-wrap mark II, and I think it looks way better this time around.

This picture shows some of the buttonhole detailing in the wrap and the lovely colour combinations possible with Claudia's yarns.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

SWIP ......?? Saturday WiP pics

These are what I worked on between sessions during the week. I occasionally had to hide the needles so the attendees didn't stab the facilitators with them! :D

Thinking Pink Monkeys with plain feet for a change. The yarn is Louet Gems fingering in Pink Panther.

Micro Monkeys in Iterlacement Tiny Toes: Grape Harvest

Friday, October 12, 2007

YPF a little late.................but Smoochy!

This is late due to the course this week! 11-12 hour days most of the week! Lots of sock knitting done to 'destress' during the roller coaster ride we were placed on. Back to normality on Monday and some pics of socks progress tomorrow. Enjoy!!!! :)

Smooshy by Dream in color: Wisterious from Socktopus

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Gratuitous yarn pic..............................

I'm on a heavy training course this week................6am start and 6-7pm finish all week. The light is no good before I leave and no good when I get home to take pictures, so here is a yarn pr0n pic to relieve the white/text. There is some knitting going on but not a lot and no progress report/pic for Wednesday.............

This is Fiesta Yarns Boomerang in Rhubarb, it is so so so soft.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

FOs............feels good to finish something....

Firstly I finished the Vogue Silver anniversary Flower Scarf by Nicky Epstein. Because I used Aran weight silk instead of DK I adapted the pattern accordingly and used a single row of larger flowers instead of a 'ladder effect' of flowers as desribed in the magazine. It makes for a lovely soft but weighty scarf.

I finally finished these little socks for my little'un, before the first one was too small. Mind you leaving the second one for a few months meant there was a slight difference in how they turned out, but he loves them. They are knitted in the leftover yarn from a pair for my SiL in Little Lola from Woolly Workshop.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Thinking Pink....................................................

Image courtesy of:

In keeping with the Breast Cancer Awareness theme this month I am adding a reminder to all my readers, check your breasts, get your girlfriends, boyfriends or partners to check them for you if you can't be bothered to check them yourself. Have fun but be safe and check them. My Aunt is 60+ having survived breast cancer 30+ years ago due to careful checking from an early age. :)

Do yourselves a favour this October and Think Pink!!

In honour or the pink theme my Sockamonth socks are Monkeys in Louet Gems Fingering in Pink Panther bought from Pick up Sticks and they are knitting up so soft.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Wip added to scarf

There are still some flowers to add :)

Prickly Pincushion..........

I took part in another swap on Crafty Threads. This time we sent pincushions to our pals. The one I sent was a boring felted i-cord sewn into a basket................this is the parcel I received from CraftyBernie my camera doesn't do the detail on this exquistite work of art (I kid you not) with pins made with tops of butterflies and flowers among other items.
Even the box was decorated beautifully!

A little magic Toadstool fairy home!

A little lady on the hill

Flowers in the garden

Did you notice the handmade plastic shrunken pin heads?

I'm totally bowled away by the pincushion, thank you so much. I feel so priviledged.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Flower Scarf from Vogue Knitting

I am about half way through this first one, I will add a red flower or 2 to lift the colour, but it is a lovely knit. It looks so complicated but is so easy to knit a child could knit it with help with the sewing and finishing. This is the second of the Hipknits kits that I bought from Kerrie

Wollmeise Mobius-wrap mark 2 ..........................

I am so pleased how this is turning out now. I had to frog the first one and start again when I discovered I hadn't knitted each 420 stitch round but counted only 210 stitches as one round, I had also used the wrong colour to start with and thought it too dark. It's beautiful looking now and deserving of Claudia's yarn and lovely pattern.