Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Two days of Knitting, Crochet and TV

Hi everyone

Hope you enjoyed the last couple of days as much as I did. Christmas and I don't agree with each other too well. So I stay at home with my knitting and the TV and some good books. Just whats needed after a busy and changeable year.

So wracking brains about what to do for new baby niece Eloise - I recalled a big pile of granny squares my mother made for me years ago - that I intended to make into a big throw - but we ran out of yarn - Lightweight DK by Rowan - now no more - so they've sat around - as I didn't know what to do with them.

So this is what I did. Took 16 - crocheted together and then put the icing round the edge. I know that she will be inundated with new clothes and toys - so I did this for her - and am hoping that it will become her favourite - no pressure from Aunty Sue then gggg....

Then the other major achievement - I finished Beth's Moon. It was supposed to be made for her 4th birthday - I did bits here and there - but couldn't seem to get it finished. Well I just sat down with the beads and sequins yesterday and finished it. She will be 8 in February!!!

I know she will love it - she has seen it from time to time and I know she has a space for it in the newly decorated bedroom the girls will be sharing. Shes told me about that space frequently lately - a very polite child - not to just say 'Aunty Sue - FINISH IT!!!'

I have completed the inner square for my hap shawl - and am thinking about - note thinking... starting to pick up all the stitches around the edge to start the fun bit.

Well that's about it - looking forward to tomorrow - will see the kids etc and give them their pressies. Then Beth and I will troop off to Liberty for the Knitting evening (she hasn't been for a while and loves it so - seeing some of our knitting chums) and then on Friday we have a date to go and see Happy Feet at the cinema. Then the weekend spent writing my CV. I'm looking forward to 2007 - the last few years have not been great and 2007 I intend to make some long overdue changes.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Socks that Rock Yarn

Lime green blog post to hi light the lovely yarn that I received last week in the post. My first two skeins of Socks that Rock yarn. One in a yummmmyyyyy Lemongrass and the other in Watermelon TOurmaline. I also got their fairisle book and was sent a postcard of socks part knitted which is a lovely to look at and drool over... and a great sticker - which I couldn't find for the photo.

I do have xmas socks for someone to finish - with bells on - thanks to Noonie at Harrogate for that idea. I know they'll go down well. But when they're done my socks that rock will jump to the needles - think I'll use my new knit picks to knit them with - and I'd like to try the Jaywalkers pattern that I found on Dawn's blog - a link to MagKnits - the pattern was from Sept 2005.

Here's the pic...

Making stockings

Hi I'm Sue's neice Me and aunty Sue are making stockings for Sue's friend Penny, Baby Eloise and me Beth.


  1. Draw a stocking shape on a piece of paper. Cut it out.!!
  2. With the stocking shape put it on the felt then draw round the stocking shape. You will need two stocking shapes for each stocking.
  3. Cut out your stocking shapes.
  4. Then if you have beeds or buttons you can put your buttons and beeds on the cuff of stocking on both sides.....
  5. Pin two stock sides together, wrong sides together.
  6. Zig zaground the stocking edge and leave the cuff part open.
  7. Find a nice present to put inside your stocking!!!!!!!!!
If you dou't know what I mean you can look at the pictures to help you...

Monday, December 04, 2006

SUCH a lucky girl!

Came home today to a HUGE box on my doorstep. (The door outside my flat - within the building). I am taking part in a sock yarn swap for the festive season.

I will spare the blushes of my new friend - she knows who she is and those others who need to know also know. Also not sure what the form is - so don't want to embarass anyone.

Two yummy lots of drinking chocolate, sesame snaps, two sock patterns and two lots of knit picks sock yarn - plus a natural one for me to dye.

A magazine and smarties and a pudding with two sundae glasses that have flashing lights:) Also a magazine, handcream and music.

I also get to try the famous knit picks circular needles.

Thank you very much for your generosity.

I almost forgot - a jar of Billy Bee honey for a certain young niece who loves the stuff - thank you too on her behalf - she will be absolutely delighted.

Isn't the internet a wonderful thing - it brings the potential for new friends almost on a daily basis.