Wednesday, 28 January 2009

January Blues!

Well hey there,

I have been missing for a bit now so thought I'd better come back and share some stuff with you all.
I was reading the posh yarns blog earlier and I found a post that caught my eye it was about mental health (I am not totally nuts but January always makes me blue). So back to the post it was about a survey from mindapples ( and asked for 5 things that keep your mind healthy, a bit like 5 a day fruit and veg. Take the survey and give you self a boost!

Back to the knitting then - still working on Sue's socks, Coin Lace clapotis and new to the list - Sarah's new gloves owing to the fact that I have worn my old ones out!

Am off to walk the dog and give the blues the heave ho. More soon.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Last week!

Not sure how but last week disappeared into thin air. Not enough house work was done and boy was I made to feel bad about it! On the flip side the garden guys got plenty of mugs of tea and as a result my new fence is finished - hooray!

Also I have a huge confession to make I went on a bit of a yarn spree. Yep I bought 2 skeins of lace weight and 3 of sock / 4ply. I wound 1 skein of the 4ply and cast on the coin lace clapotis. In my defense though my other half was away all week and then Lottie (my daughter) was away from Wednesday to Friday so I was all alone. It was fun for a bit and I went to a 'pampered chef' party on Thursday but overall I don't like this alone thing - it is much more fun when everyone is around and much cheaper too. I then went back on ebay and bought the whole collection of Harry Potter sock yarn - it should arrive next week!

Never mind, another week over and all returned home safe and sound! The only bad side is the other half is off again tonight to return later in the week. Will try not to buy any more stuff this week (have bought my first harmony circular needle tonight!).

Will try to put up some pics soon - they always make things more fun. Back soon!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Sock monkey / bunnie followers

Today I found the source of the sock animal patterns - mega exciting as there are more sock animals than I ever thought possible so for all those of you who thought that they missed out on the box swap - take a look at these and have a go for yourself.

Go and see all the cool patterns for yourself. Start another item if you dare!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

I'm Back!!

Well Hi there did you miss me? Probably not but here I am again. Well Christmas crept up very quickly and at the last minute there was not time to say goodbye and Merry Christmas. So I will say Hello and Happy New Year instead!

You will be quite proud of me I think - I finished the other mitten so Jess now has a pair! And I finished my scarf (am wearing it constantly at the moment it is so cold).

I need to cast on some socks for a friend (that doesn't count as startitis) so will have lots to keep me busy in the cold. Also I have been working on the sock monkey/bunny (pics to follow). He has 2 legs and 1/3 of a body. Must dash back to the fire now am feeling a bit cold! Take care all and wrap up warm - it wasn't this cold on the Norfolk coast!!!!