Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Finished Items!

I have been doing something other than moaning in the last week......
My Garden scarf is done. It is fab. The colours are excellent (thanks Lizzy) and I definately NEED some socks knitted in this colourway. I wonder if there will be any Lorna's Laces at NEC? Hmmmm..
Pattern: Garden Scarf from "The Happy Hooker"
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Bullfrog and Butterflies in Waterfall (One Skein) from my OSP Lizzy
Started: 6th September 2006
Finished: 10th September 2006 (in truth it took a return train journey from Wolves to London to complete)

Here is a close up: The latest pair of commuting socks:

Pattern: Based on the one that comes free when you buy yarn from Get Knitted. Cast on 60 sts on 2.5mm needles modified to add a slip stitch heel. Basic, boring socks.
Yarn: Lana Grossa Fantasy (I think)
Started: Mid August 2006
Finished: 13th September 2006

They don't match, I don't care. I have some more "weekend" socks. Horay!

I have stolen the picture below from Glenda as I forgot to take one before the Secret Pal Socks winged their way to her. She has been my spoilee for the past few months for Secret Pal 8.
Pattern: Um, a bit made up based off the ribbed socks I made for Tony and Non but with DK (48st)
Yarn: King Cole Merino "Anti Tickle" from Texere DK dyed with Kool Aid
Started: 26th August 2006
Finished: 2nd September 2006

Turns out these were perfect training for Sockwars. I've got some more Kool-Aid Dyed King Cole that I am going to use and bought some Brittany Birch DPNs from Gerald at I Knit London on Sat (Fab shop btw - loads of Collinette and Artesano Alpaca and other British yarns AND it is open late AND has a massive comfy sofa)

The socks for Toby also got finished, the second looked much the same as the first here.
They have been received, I'm yet to hear if they fit or not!

I've completed a couple more blanket squares too. I'll take another picture when I've got a few to show.

What else? Oh yes, I received my second package from my SP8. Haven't gotten around to taking any pictures yet.... but it contains some more dishcloths; a baby afghan pattern book and a little puzzle book. Thanks Secret Pal; who I have found out to be Serrano from Knitty and also these socks: Cablenet and Dimante

In other news, I'm looking forward to my trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show this weekend. I think I'm going to go on Saturday. I might make it back in time for the Knit n' Natter in Beatties too.
However I am most excited about going to see Robbie Williams in Milton Keynes tomorrow. Please pray that it doesn't rain!


Bryony said...

Yay! Those are all very very funky :) Loving the scarf and the colours in it. Did you enjoy working with the B&B? It looks to have a gorgeous sheen to it...

Lizzy said...

I have to say that your version of the Garden Scarf looks much better than the one in the book - more sophisticated. I must try some of this yarn.

scarletprincess said...

That garden scarf is amazing! I have the book, but actually getting enough learning in to make one seems quite far away!