Sunday, August 26, 2007

Awesomely autumnal socks.

Oh socks, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1) You're cashmere and silk, and handpainted and beautiful

2) When I started knitting, sock 1 was the perfect colour for autumn leaves and made me feel better about the coming winter. Seasonal knitting is perfection. (I know sock 2 is a different colour. That's because they're made from handpainted yarn.) Sock 2 is the perfect colour for autumn.
3) You fit. Beautifully.
And, erm, yeah. I love you to squishy pieces, socks, and I am desperate for the heatwave to end so that I have an excuse to wear you.
The yarn is Eva 4ply in crabapple from and the pattern is Falling Leaves from Knitty, but with the addition of a twisted rib cuff because I have fat legs even when I'm not pregnant.

Labour of love

These pictures are here primarily for blackmail purpose. I wasted 6 hours of my life on tidying my sons' bedrooms, throwing away large quantities of lost/ broken and disassembled toys, and I swear, I have never felt quite so awful in all my life. These pictures are here as the before shot, because if that room EVER goes back to the way it looked before, I am posting the after shots on the internet and giving all their family members my blog address. AND inviting Kim and Aggie around for tea. Non-coercive parenting is one thing, but living in a hovel is another.
On the bright side, our central heating gets fitted on Tuesday, so I get lots of lovely hot water and all the deep and soothing baths in the world :) It seems a fair trade-off for that much work.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Sorry for the sideways pictures, I'll fix them asap. This is Skye's daisy cardigan (pattern free from The Garter Belt), with an applied i-cord trim to the front and no embroidery cos I just don't do that sort of thing. And I love it, and she loves it because she knows how to take it off :) Bless. Size 2T, in cheap cotton from Texere, and yes, it's far too big for her. I still love it anyhow...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Baby Surprise Jacket

Well, in a moment's madness I started knitting baby things again. Actually, I just started knitting full stop- but I digress. Here is a 3/4 finished BSJ, complete with lifeline and stitch markers. The reason it is only 3/4 finished is because I just ran out of yarn, and DH has put a parental lock on to stop me buying more. Isn't it cute? Isn't it truly bizarre, the way it goes from blob to jacket? I love this pattern, I really do.
I've also nearly finished a daisy cardigan for Skye, from the free pattern. Yesterday morning, I had knitted as far as the armpits- today, I have two sleeves and I'm most of the way down the body. True to form, I'm also running out of yarn :(