Saturday, 27 February 2010

And they're mine!!

Yes, finally got a pair of these socks that I can keep for myself.... (the others went to mum who's not been that well and loves having them to wear about the house as they're very cosy so that's okay really) which is just as well cos I'm starting to think it would be nice to do a different pattern! It's fyberspates space dyed blue faced leicester sock wool and ridge and furrow pattern. And the blanket is growing - it did really need more wool so I sent off to Shetland for about another 600 grms - there's nothing worse than a too short and too narrow blanket when you're trying to snuggle on the sofa. So, what should I try to finish off now?

Friday, 19 February 2010


I was given these lovely flowers on Monday.... nice :)

Monday, 15 February 2010

More socks, sand and cake

Getting faster with this pattern now - just finished another pair for my mum, who was fascinated with the pooling of the colours and now owns 3 of these in different colourways. So have finally cast on a pair for myself...
We went out for some fresh air on Saturday - walk on the beach with the throwing of stones optional - then some nice tea and cake in the tearoom before back home for more food and DVDs. Nephew is one-armed cos of a kick boxing fall last week.... (yes auntie was in charge....) oops.
This cheery little robin was singing away inside Dobbies on my way home, made me smile!

Monday, 8 February 2010

A little winter trip

I love getting to take a little winter work trip that is almost as good as holiday - a week in Germany - lots of snow - I was staying in this lovely little red house in the woods - good company, good food (great cake....) and a day off in Bonn to go shopping and get some lovely sock wool. Which is just as well as I lied in my last post - I didn't get those nice fyberspates socks - I gave them to Mum who's not been that well and finds them really cosy in the house. So of course she got them and I just cast on the second of another pair for her. Ah well, I'll get a pair soon!