Confessions of a skull-obsessed knitter

Friday, June 30, 2006

*sigh* Almost

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This is my first attempt at "real" socks, not the ones done of straights and seamed. It all turned out beautifully, even my picking up of stitches has come along in leaps and bounds.

Except the sock has now been ripped. I used the measuring guide in Big Girl Knits, but maybe had both feet together when I wrapped the tape. It was huge!

Still, I am walking away safe in the knowledge that socks are not beyond my ability, even if taking accurate measurements is.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


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This is the part where I get to be smug, as the first Chr****as item is finished. I'm not this obsessive normally, but I hate having no time to work on fun stuff in November/December.

Friday, June 16, 2006

International relations (part one)

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My Secret Pal rocks! First she punked me into thinking she lived in Ireland, then she sent me this cool stack of goodies. I'm currently listening to her cool selection of Swedish music while wearing my Silk Garden wristies and plotting what to make with the skein of Kochoran.Our countries are playing each other in the World Cup on Tuesday, but I'm definitely viewing it as a friendly! Thanks Lotus, you're a star

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A sheep story

It's too hot to post much, but here are my pics from the Sheep & Wool Day at Spitalfields City Farm recently.

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Friday, June 09, 2006

And the problem is?

*takes a deep breath* The World Cup is held every 4 years, so please suck it up and let those of us who enjoy football have our fun.

I'm fairly sure that none of you are being tied to chairs and forced to watch it, and surely if there are huge swathes of the population indoors and glued to their tvs for the next 5 weeks, you'll get stuff done in less time, the roads will be less busy etc.

I honestly don't see the need for people to rain on my parade here.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Algodon Espanol

This is my stash from Spain, most of it purchased from a tiny shop, which was full of elderly Spanish women knitting.

All cotton, probably destined for crochet bags
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Left to right, tube-like cotton blend, already in use  - it's going to be a Clapotis for a gift. The middle yarn is a lot like Jaeger Celeste, but the colours are much better and it was a lot cheaper. Lastly, pretty, variegated cotton-mix, which may well end up as a shawl for my Grandma-in-law.