Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sunny Holiday

A fabulous time was had in our beautiful little cottage on Exmoor. We had gorgeous sunny weather for virtually the whole week. Lots of walking and wildlife spotting. We went to the sea, to the moors, for cream teas, duck racing,and, of course, to the pub! We even had the first BBQ of the year and sat outside until the sun went down. Glorious.


I managed a little knitting whilst away... No swallowtail progress, but I did finish my Speedway Socks:
speedway 007 speedway 008
Pattern: Speedway Socks by Anni Design
Yarn: Regia Kaffe Fassett in Landscape Fire (4259)
Needles: 2.5mm
Started:17th April
Finished: 4th May
Comments: A fabulous alternative to the jaywalker, gives a very similar pattern, but it is STRETCHY! Horay. I love these, I even took the time to make them match perfectly. My new favourite socks.
I started my Stashbuster spirals too... spot the deliberate mistakes made whilst watching films!
stashbuster spiral 001
Unfortunately for some unfathomable reason I've make this one far too small for me so I think they will have to be a present for someone with smaller feet (I can think of two people who fit into this category but I'm not sure if either of them will like them! Fi? Kerry?)

And now for the exciting UK Swap news I promised in my previous post; Delle (my downstream swap parter) and I are co-hosting the next round of the UK Swap. We are waiting for final confirmation that all of the parcels from the last round have been received and then we will be announcing sign up dates and the swap theme(s). Come and join our Ravelry Group for more info. This will be my first time hosting a swap and I'm really looking forward to it... :0)


Queen of the froggers said...

I love your socks!

scarletprincess said...

So glad you had a good holiday, the weather has been glorious for the most part this week :o) I love the speedways-very very you! The stashbuster spirals are super cute too and really like the colours you used. If only I did less surfing and more knitting I'd have at least one of the gift socks done ;o) x

Roobeedoo said...

I would have commented at least an hour ago but you made the mistake of linking to ravelry and I got distracted! Love the speedway socks - must use that pattern for some of my stripey stash! UK swap of great interest - have joined the group - woo hoo!

Craftyfox said...

I love both pairs of socks they're great.