Friday, February 29, 2008

More socks.........................................

These socks were finished a few days ago but I have had nearly a month of the pc behaving badly so I am only now getting to post these pictures.

Monkeys with a no purl mod in Wollmeise Sockenwolle: Paul.

Micro Monkeys in Fiesta Baby Boom: Wild Oak

Monday, February 25, 2008

Thank you DreamCatcher!!

This parcel arrived yesterday!!! Thank you Dreamcatcher it is a georgeous cowl, knitted in Posh Yarn Emily (colour Digress)the pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. There is also a lovely card and sock blocker keyring and the Burnt Sugar honeycomb chocs are all gone!!! Yummmmy :) Thank you again, now to get a move on with my own PIF gifts!!!! :)

Closeup of cowl, isn't it so pretty! And it feels so soft. :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

YPF.............Friendly donations.

This beautiful and unusual yarn was given to me by the lovely Shannon from Knit me a River. Thank you Shannon :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

Still with a dodgy pc :(

My main pc is still awaiting pick up, I guess there is always a down side to getting away for a few days! Dublin was fabulous! Cold but sunny, dry and wonderful! I even got into see Lisa and Jacquie at This is Knit. They had lots of scrummy new yarns!!! "I'll be back" However I was on a mission to pick up some DB Cashmerino DK to do another Rib and Cable Cardigan since my little sis ran off with the last one!!! I got this lovely blood red (it looks blood red to me!).

I also picked up some Noro Cash Iroho to complete my Sursa, which has been waiting patiently for this :)

I also got in a little knitting! Some more socks..........

My Karenina Socks by Jane Lithglow:Socktopus Club socks.
The yarn is Knittery Merino cashmere sock yarn.

Another pair of No Purl monkeys in Posh Emily: colour Pomegranate.

That's all folks, for now, there will more later in the week, computer permitting!! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


My computer has given me a difficult weekend! It will not switch on for more than a few minutes at a time! So it has to go back for repairs, and I may lose everything on it, nothing life saving is kept on it but the patterns, pictures and bookmarks for Firefox will be a pain to sort out. I will just have to see it as a real spring clean! So I spent the weekend rebuilding my old PC so that I had internet access. You never realise how much you miss something until you have to do without!! I can go up to 3 weeks on holiday without pc access but not a day at home without shaking! That is bad........

Now onto knitting. :)

Some WiP pictures, bearing in mind I have not got my usual software etc!

First up: I am almost finished the Paul Monkeys. Doesn't this picture look apt for this week, Valentines Day? Consider this a little heart I send out to you during this week of 'love' :)

Then I am on the toes of my Evolution Ribbed socks in Flamingo Sunrise. I'm posting 2 pictures to show the fabulous pooling at each side. I love it anyway :)

See the little ball of yarn leftover, I could have easily knit longer cuffs, and these were an inch longer than the first pair I knit! So still a reasonable yardage with this pattern, thankfully. :)

I'm off to Dublin on Thursday so there may be no more new posts until next week, Half-term is a wonderful invention!! I really need a break. And a trip to This is Knit I think, since I have been relatively good, for me ;) :)

Friday, February 08, 2008

YPF........................Flamingo Sunrise

This week's yarn is more Chameleon Colorworks Evolution sock yarn in Flamingo Sunrise bought from Socktopus. I guess I love this yarn. It's being knit up into more Ribbed socks. :) The sheen/shine off this yarn is amazing........

Do you like it too? I hope the lovely warm rich colours cheered you up like it does me :)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Paul down......................

One of the Wollmeise Sockenwolle Paul Monkeys now done. This yarn is really divine to work with, very soft despite not yet being washed!

I used a non twisted rib on the cuff for a change with a no purl modification. Everything else is as CookieA's pattern states. I used 2.5mm needles for the sock but 2.25mm needles for the heel flap. :)

Friday, February 01, 2008

YPF ...........................Skein Queen's Garden Party

This Skein Queen's new Aran weight silk yarn. The colourway is called Garden Party. I'm so guilty, I couldn't resist! Could you??

I could imagine wearing an outfit in these colours at the Queen's Garden Party and not feel out of place. :)