Monthly Archives: September 2007

Sock Course – 29.09.07


I finally managed to attend a Sock Course and how much did I enjoy it!!!!!!

Loads, it was just fantastic!

Ok so the picture does not really resemble a sock, but at least I have managed to practice all the techniques needed, to create one!

I managed the cast on, heel shaping, picking up stitches, and then toe grafting!

We used 4mm DPN’s with DK wool and it was great. So I am off to start a pair in DK to see how I get on before I resort back to the normal sock yarn and smaller DPN’s so watch this space for a finished pair!



September has been a month of wonderful postal parcels being received!

First is my bag I received from the bag swap on Angel Yarns. Beautiful isn’t it? I love it and all the goodies were great as well!

This was my swapees first time at intarsia and lace and I think she did a wonderful job! Thank you!

Next I have some yarn that I swapped with a lady in the States. I wanted to try Sugar ‘n Cream as you can’t buy it here, and she wanted to try Natural Dye Studio yarn, so we swopped! I love the colours she chose they are great!

Yummy parcels!!!

Scottish Wedding 15th Sept ’07


Friday 14th Sept, we started our journey to Scotland to attend the wedding of Simon’s cousin in Pitlochry. The journey took forever, but it was lovely once we got there, except for the weather! It was not great!

The weather went off well and here is a picture of me in my shawl and also a piccie of the bride and groom!

We left on Sunday and went to Edinburgh which was lovely!

Favorit Place / Color Swap Questionnaire


Here are my answers to the fun stuff of a swap I am in!

What is your favorite color(s)? LILAC, INDIGO, VIOLET, PINK, WHITE

What are your least favorite colors? ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN

If you have a favorite brand of yarn, what is it? LOVE ALL YARN!

What weight yarn do you prefer? ANY

Is there any weight of yarn you’d rather not have? NOPE!

Do you enjoy novelty yarn? If so, what kinds do you like and dislike? NO THANKS

What are your favorite fibers? DON’T HAVE ANY

Do you have any fibers that you dislike or worse yet, have an allergy to? NOPE

Do you have pets? If so, what do you have? NO PETS

Do you spin? NO

Would you enjoy receiving spinning related items, such as roving? NO THANKS

Do you knit, crochet, both, or other? KNIT AT THE MOMENT, GOING ON A CROCHET COURSE IN OCTOBER

Is there anything within your craft that you haven’t tried yet that you’d like to try or learn? LOADS!

Is there anything that you enjoy collecting, aside from yarn? X-STITCH KITS

Is there anything else that your pal should know to help her spoil you? I ENJOY PLAYING GOLF, READING AND COOKING

Christmas Around the World Swap Questionnaire


So here are the answers to my questions!

Are you religious? I don’t attend church except for wedding, funerals and christenings. I did also get married in Church in White, but I don’t read the bible. So sort of!

How long have you been knitting? 1 yr

Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Beginner / Intermediate. I say that because I have been able to make shawls, but struggle with socks!

Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? Cross stitch, reading, cooking, golf,

Favorite color(s)? Pink, violet, lilac,

Do you collect anything? Yarn and cross stitch kits! LOL!

Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? allergic to Bees!

Do you have any pets? No

Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? Tea, Hot Chocolate only if it comes with whipped cream and marshmallows!

Cookies or Sweets? Cookies

Do you knit socks? I am currently learning and attending a course on 29th Sept, so hoping to conquer!

If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) Anything, dishcloths, shawls,

Do you put up a Christmas tree? If I am at home for Christmas then yes we do

If not then what do you do? If away from home, we still go out for Christmas meal!

Favorite holiday treats? Mince pies!

Favorite holiday smells? Open fires

Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? When possible I like to celebrate Christmas with family, getting up, opening presents, having lunch (probably at a restaurant) coming home and chilling with everyone.

What are your favorite holiday traditions? Don’t have any.

Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about….” Family, friends and giving!

If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? an angel

What was your favorite gift you’ve ever received? I have loved all my gifts so not sure I have a favourite.

Or given? N/A

When do you start your Christmas? I start shopping in November time, but planning what I am going to do and where I am going to go and what I need to make, around Sept / Oct time.

Do you send Christmas cards? Yes

Do you make them or buy them? Sometimes make, sometimes buy

What is your favorite Christmas dish? Brandy pudding

Carolers are at your door. What do you do? Listen to them and give them money

When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning

Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Family

This was great fun! Good questions!

Knitting Update


So a quick update on my knitting!

My FC No 2 is on the repeat 10 and is coming on well, really enjoying it and working very hard to get it done in time! Fingers crossed I manage it.

I will be having to start christmas presents very soon though, so the shawl needs to be done ASAP.

I have an accessory swap that I am involved in on the go at the moment, will be sending my stuff this week, so am very keen to see what I receive back!

I am also doing a bag swap and that is great fun although I need to knit the bag, and may take it to Scotland to do on the train!

Oh and I am finally on Ravelry, what a fantastic website.

Short and sweet but need to get knitting!