Confessions of a skull-obsessed knitter

Monday, April 17, 2006

All change

Work stuff means that I'm going to miss my Foyles-fix until the end of May. This is just plain wrong!

Something else that's wrong was my first attempt at following a "proper" crochet pattern. Sadly, I messed it up on section 1 of 3, and crochet only frogs in one direction, so the whole bag had to be ripped. *muffles a sob*

Sunday, April 09, 2006

What's my motivation?

Look what I've got! I've picked this book up at least 20 times this weekend, with project lust driving me crazy. I only have 2 knitting projects at the moment (well, and three 8x8 squares for a swap), so I think I can allow myself a crochet project too. I'm almost decided on which one too.
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This is what I've been knitting this weekend, the world's least inspiring project, but it was an order from a previously satisfied customer, and it's hard to turn down cash for a mindless ipod cosy.
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I'm not sure why this picture has turned out so hideously grainy, but this is my husband modelling my version of Skully from SnB. He's a great guy, and he didn't once bat an eyelide when I put his jumper aside to work on something more interesting. The yarn is from Texere, and has lovely multi-coloured slubs.
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Saturday, April 01, 2006


Last Friday I volunteered at the Relax & Knit stand at the Ugly-Ass-Cross-Stitch-Expo. It was good to meet so many knitters and realise I've been reading their blogs for ages!
I got the warm fuzzies from teaching someone purse stitch, seeing the enthusiasm for new and exciting yarns, and all of that good stuff.

Obviously, I shopped a little bit too. I was sooooo sensible. I took cash out the night before, and left my cards at home. I shopped so cannily, that I had enough money left to buy gourmet chocolates for the friends I was meeting later :)

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Yes, I'm going to give socks another go, once I finish a few of the current projects. This yarn is just the prettiest stuff ever, and I couldn't leave it alone.

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I bought a drop spindle a few weeks ago, and then HipKnits had this fantastic zine on their stall. It's incredibly down to earth, and has lots of useful stuff about vegetable dyes too. Yay!

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This is going to become a Tubey, I think.