Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A strange week...

It has been a strange week. It snowed on Sunday. Luckily it wasn't this heavy when I was driving back from Sunday lunch or I would have been quite scared! (As I am quite rubbish when it comes to driving)My poor little car getting all cold....
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Then I realised it has taken me nearly a month to knit one Christmas sock for Tony. What is going on? And more importantly how I am I going to finish the other one and a pair of knee highs by Christmas?
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Then I managed to pick up too few stitches whilst watching the TV on Sunday evening... spot the deliberate mistake?
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Don't worry, Nellie will have two legs the same by the time she is finished, I thought Ysolda might want to see my wonky attempt at her Elijah pattern (which is fabulous BTW - all of those Jean Greenhowe dolls I knitted flat, why??)
However I have snapped one of my Brittany Birch needles that Adele sent me whilst knitting Nellie :0( So now I am having to knit with one 2.5mm and 4 2.75mm needles and DK yarn, which is kind of hard going!
Finally, here is one Christmas present that is finished. Kai by Louisa Harding in Rowan All Seasons Cotton for a little man I know.
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

And now for something simple....

After all of the MS3 knitting I decided I needed to knit something simple.
Just in time for the cold weather, a trip to the Lake District and the Christmas Market in Birmingham - a garter stitch scarf in Rowan Big Wool.
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Swan Lake

Yes, it is true, after 3 months my MS3 is finally finished, blocked and ready to wear.
I am ridiculously proud of this project, mistakes and all.
I really feel like I have learnt a lot since August, and I am no longer scared of lace!
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The Malabrigo lace was just devine, it is so soft and I know it is going to be really warm.
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I'm not sure you can see, but there are little tiny brown seed beads all over the stole and they give a little weight to the ends.
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There are loads of mistakes, but I don't really care. It still looks beautiful. I really can't believe I made it!
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Pattern: Swan lake - Mystery Stole 3 - by Pink Lemon Twist
Started: 2nd August 2007
Finished: 1st November 2007
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace Weight