Sunday, 27 April 2008

We have a new neighbour....

Meet Tallula, she thinks our yard is also hers.

Special Socks

WOOOO!!!....I’ve done it….a SOCK KNITTING CLASS….and no surprises, but I’m in love with the idea of knitting a million, billion socks. Mel taught me the magic loop method of knitting in the round….which is awesome….just one 80cm circ required, none of these clumsy, fumbly dpns!!!....couldn’t be easier!

Below is the mini sock that we knitted in class, it’s teeny, tiny and ok, it’s a lil misshapen, so if you know any teeny, tiny people that only have one club foot, man do I have the sock for them!!

And another scary photo, my first attempt at Kitchener Stitch (type of grafting for you knitting noobs)….hmm, not so good, so I think I’ll be sticking to a 3 needle bind off.

So with all these new found heel turning skills, it’s only right that I should start stock piling some divine sock yarns….the colours in the new Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn are just TO DIE FOR….it feels complete rubbish to knit with because of the coating that’s on the yarn….it’s soooooo grippy it tangles all over the place….but I’ve been assured it washes out!!....and besides the colours are just TO DIE FOR.

Before I cast on 10 million pairs of socks that will only ever get half knit, there’s still a lil Eliza baby blanket that needs finishing….almost half way there. Just finish the ball I’m working with now and it’s all decreasing from there!....and seeing as Eliza could make her appearance anywhere between now and 6 weeks time, I need to get onto that down hill run pretty damn soon. (Been saying that for a while now….ACK!!!) ....DAMN YOU SOCKS!

mmm toasty....