The musings of an obsessive knitter and stash collector

Thursday, December 13, 2007

A picture at least

One picture and then my camera batteries went flat - I currently appear to have the organisational skills of a rabbit! I'm part way through a sock but can't remember what foot size it should be, I've totally failed to finish any Christmas knitting and haven't even started writing Christmas cards yet.
This is the yarn that my delightful secret pal sent me, she also sent me the Sleepwalker socks pattern by Monica Nappe, I'm taking the yarn with me tonight to borrow a pair of hands from a family member for winding off the skein into a ball ready for trying the pattern out.
Anita, it's been a pleasure being spoilt by you, I'm sorry that I've been such a rotten correspondent - I seem to have been shockingly slow in replying what with work pressures and being ill.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Missing - presumed busy?

I'm really sorry I've been missing in action, firstly, thanks to my secret pal - a package arrived sometime at the weekend from Socktopus - gorgeous yarn and a really interesting sock pattern. I've not had time to photograph anything yet as I've been toing and froing as my mother is poorly, she's got a nasty chest infection that has upset her asthma (a bit like mine did) but she's wheezing and whistling like an old tea kettle. Luckily my big sister has arrived yesterday so I should be able to do pictures Wednesday night. We're all going to my mother's Thursday to see how she is and decide how best to help her.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Hecate's new friend

Not much knitting took place today but I do have something to show you!
I lunched with my mother today and collected various treats for Hecate and myself, this penguin is incredibly soft and snuggly and I had plans on it being mine!

As you can see, Hecate was fasscinated and I think has decided that penguin is to be her new friend as later in the evening she was curled up with it. What Hecate doesn't realise is that her honorary Grandma also sent her some cat treats and a Christmas dinner from Marks and Spencer - one foil tray of turkey and cranberry and one of vanilla and chocolate flavour dessert - she is one spoilt pussy cat!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Scarves? It must be Christmas!

Every year I swear I shan't knit any more fluffy scarves and every year my neighbour asks for more of them, it does at least mean that December starts off with two finished objects! November was pretty unsuccessful, I managed to make two pairs of socks, one of which is safely with my Secret Pal who can be found here . Laura has been a delight to spoil, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Having finished two scarves I'm back on socks, this is the first sock of a pair planned for a work colleague, it's in yarn from the natural Dye Studio, I always revert to their sock yarn when I want soft warm socks.