Monday, 30 July 2007

Sockapalooza socks...DONE!


Yes I had a sneaky try on...

Picture a bit glum but you get the idea!

Finally finished! So glad to have done it in time for the deadline, they look good, seen as they are only my third completed pair ever... I did make a boo-boo on the heel which I noticed before I started the second sock, but as I knew what I'd done, I decided to make the same mistake again as the socks feel fine on the feet and I'm sure my swap friend will like them. (fingers crossed!)

Right got a few days respite before I receive the yarn to do my step dads socks, can go and find one of my neglected projects!!

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Sockapalooza socks are go!

Not posted for a while so thought I'd better say some thing.
Been pretty much quiet for the past few days as I've been bashing on with my sockapalooza socks, big send off day is 2nd of August so I've got until Wednesday to finish, which at this rate, will be do-able!
I have worked out I do know the person I'm sending these two, after seeing her socks posted in two different places. I get the feeling that she likes matching stripes...oops! Well I did email and ask if she had any preferences... She looks like a much more accomplished knitter than I am, but this is the beginners group after all! Second sock is turning out to be better than the first, far less mistakes (not that there were loads on the first..) and I'm just wanting to get it done now, I've banned my self from starting or picking up any thing else until they are done..however, I've said I'll knit my step dad some socks on his birthday..18th of August, so I've technically got 16 days to finish them after I've done these...not going to see any of my own knitting for a while!
Mind you cracking on with knitting has been made harder after I got my (surprise) invite to Ravelry! It was a surprise because I'd only (in my mind) submitted my interest not a week before and with thousands of knitters trying to get on to this site, I should have been in for quite a wait, but it turns out, the first time I had a nosey at the site, I must have signed up for an invite, but I don't remember doing it..How I'll get time to knit now I'll never know! Taking photos of my stash and uploading them, photographing my projects, looking at new ones, seeing what every one else is knitting and in what colours, joining groups, reading the message boards... wow! Busy busy site...
Speaking of Birthdays, its mine on the 22nd... So much stuff I'd like..
Stitch and Bitch Happy Hooker (asked my sister for that!)
Drop spindle and Roving as I'd love a go at spinning
Kool Aid hand dying kit as I want to try my hand at that
Subscription to Middle Earth Yarns sock club cause I buy enough of her yarn to warrant it..
Now I'll probably have to buy most of it myself, but its nice to dream! (But I'll still be happy with what ever I get, including that nice Mission t-shirt that I've already picked out and is waiting for me to unwrap, still chuffed with that hehe)
Well better crack on with these socks!!

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Doctorin' the Tardis

Oh major geek alert!
I am actually obsessed enough about Doctor Who to request my own colourway based on the series as sock yarn. No I'm not joking!

White Oak Studio are to blame!

Desperate to cast on, but I can't, I won't, no....

Doctor Whoooooooo, Doctor Who...

Monday, 16 July 2007

Mystery Stole 3

Progress so far!

I think I'm up to row 65ish (not got chart to hand) Things have ground to a halt as I have other pressing time related things to finish, like my sockspalooza socks, and also some socks for my step dad for his birthday in august...

Close up of the stitches

Its looking good at any rate if I do say so my self!

But if you see me with any thing in my hands other than a pair of broadripple socks or some in Opal Rainforest snake, yell at me ok?

Saturday, 7 July 2007

Sock Yarn stash check!!

We've gone from this modest stash

To more sock yarn than I can knit in a year!

My name is Bex and I'm a sock yarn ADDICT!

I don't know where it all came from, honest! I just keep looking at online shops, and then the yarn ends up in my shopping basket, and then its paid for and is arriving here...We won't even mention the doctor who inspired sock yarn I've just commissioned from an etsy shop..
I suppose to balance the load, my "other" types of wool, I don't seem to have much of.
2 Balls of Bernat cotton tots
4 skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya
2 balls of pattons 4ply cotton
3 balls of twilleys freedon spirit
1 1/2 balls of peaches and creame
1 ball of misc 4ply cotton
9 balls of peaches and creame/ suger and creame/ bernat handicraft cotton en route from america
Then we've got the 5 balls of acrylic for my innocent hats, all the wool for my art of knitting throw, all the little bits my mum rescued from the charity shop for me....oh...

Monday, 2 July 2007

Knitting vid and cute booties!

Cracking on with multiply projects here, its a wonder I have time for any thing else the amount I'm doing!
Last night I suddenly decided I was going to knit my friend Sarah some little booties for her little baby Luke, did one in an evening, and hoping to get the second one done today at some point. Just hope the fit him now! I can never remember how small babies feet are and I'm probably worrying over nothing!
The pattern is baby converse booties from Etsy
Far too cute for words lets put it that way!

Also on the go is a sock for Callum, just 6 more rounds before toe shaping, in his favourite colour, green!
Some innocent smoothie hats to raise money for age concern have also got my attention, done 3 already! Really quick to do, I just need a innocent smoothie bottle to model them on!
Getting my gear together to start work on the mystery stole by pink lemon twist, already seen progress so far on our knit a long and its looking fantastic! I'm using some ebony zephyr and purple oily effect beads. Can't wait to get cracking.

It feels like I never stop! Good job I enjoy it isn't it lol
Will leave you with this cool little vid, Blood, sweat and wool!