Archive for February, 2008

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bloking

February 20, 2008

Aah freudian slip in the title. Simon and I have spent this evening BLOCKING not bloking 😉 the hoodie is pinned out to the required dimensions and I have enough wool for little bits of finishing off.

😀 😀 😀

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purple

February 11, 2008

I am holding my breath when it comes to this hoodie. I changed my mind on the contrast cuffs. One arm down and aesthetically it is very pleasing. However, I am going to be about a quarter of an inch shorter than I would’ve liked in the body because I am running out of yarn. I have ripped out my swatch, maybe I can get a few more rows with that, but I also need to be able to have enough to sew the hems in and the armpit lil holes shut.

Our sofa arrived safely today-moving the old sofa out yesterday was not a safe operation, as Sy fell, pulling the sofa that was upended on top of himself. The war wounds don’t look very impressive though as we were good and iced them (+ drank vodka to numb the pain)

I think lots of knitting will get done on this sofa-you can see the slidey outy seat on the left-it pulls out further too =) I was all prepared to have to grow to like it in situ, but “I just love it” , Sy sums it up.

I shall go and wind the last skein of grey hoodie wool…

Oooh, whilst picking up some essentials in a certain supermarket that doesn’t need any more advertising, I bought some foam interlocking gym mats for £7.50. My new blocking boards =)

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progress-ish

February 8, 2008

Well my plan to do X rows on my boring project a day, fell by the wayside! OOPS! The hoodie sped along nicely and I almost got carried away, but remembered to swatch and cast-on for the socks with just about enough breathing space to finish them. Cast-on last Friday and finished them Wednesday morning ready to be posted (no I didn’t knit in the theatre in the end)!! I got some VERY bad photos as I couldn’t figure out the self timer, but I can’t even share them, as Sy has snaffled the card reader!

There are some photos up of the ravelry meet up last weekend though (different camera)-bad ones again, so if you want to see them, go browse my flickr 😉 The meet up was funky =) much better than I could have anticipated.

The pictures I will share with you are what I was faced with last weekend. Saw heaven:

I’m not complaining, as it’s all tidied now and we have 3 new radiators plumbed in! 🙂 This weekend is more tiling in the bathroom and sorting out space to store our current sofa, as our new one is arriving on MONDAY! we weren’t expecting it until the end of March.

A sleeve on my hoodie is calling!