Thursday, August 24, 2006

This week I have mostly been.....

Knitting, crocheting and winning quizzes!
My one skein "jaywalker" scarf is progressing nicely. I hope to have it nearly finished by the end of the weekend, as I have 2 x 3 hour car journeys to my flat and back in which to finish it. I am really happy with it. I hope my OSP will be too.
The from the top right we have my first blanket square, using Jaeger Aqua Cotton. It is not nearly as soft as the Baby Cashmerino I used for Toby's blanket, but I reckon it will be much more hard wearing, and can probably be used as a playmat as well as a blanket. The mercerised cotton is lovely to crochet with and is quite soft in a cottony type way! There is a close up below.
Then we have two new socks, one for Toby, which I fear may be a little big at the moment, but he'll grow into it! The other one is my Lana Grossa sock. I forgot I was going to make it a "toe sock" until after I'd started the decreases. Couldn't be bothered to frog it, so just finished it a normal sock.
Other news from this week.... I've been out with my new work colleagues and we won the Birmingham office pub quiz, which was very exciting. We got a trophy which is now proudly displayed in the middle of our 4 desks. Was good fun, and nice to be out of the house! Going to London this weekend to try and get the flat ready to sell.... It means I can collect and the knitting things I've forgotten (like all my needles) and hopefully I can start on the socks for my secret pal (which of course should have been posted by now). Have a lovely bank holiday weekend everyone.


Penny said...

What a lot of lovely knitting! I can't decide whether I like the Jaywalker scarf most, or the blanket square.

Anonymous said...

I really love that blanket square. The bright colours look really great... Kerry