Sunday, 28 January 2007
Posted by justclaire at 1/28/2007 01:31:00 pm
Tuesday, 23 January 2007
I thought I'd whip up one of these that everyone's knitting, before the cold snap really kicks in here in Southern England. I though it would be perfect for avoiding "hat hair" when one arrives in the office. What I should have realised (or perhaps I should have googled first to find out everyone else's opinion on this pattern before I cast on) is that this pattern is designed to fit a GIANT! I cast on the 120 stitches as the pattern called for and was merrily knitting away when it struck me that it looked rather large so I called the husband (who conveniently, has a gigantor head) and held it against said gigantor head, and discovered it was enormous on him too.
I frogged it.
I have since cast on with 100 stitches with 4.5mm needles and so far, so good. I think (fingers and toes crossed) it will be a perfect fit. The yarn is Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk Aran in "Granite". This is Gorgeous stuff to knit with. I'm nearly finished and therefore, hopeful that my normal sized head will be wrapped up all toasty and warm for tomorrow morning's commute in the cold morning air.
Watch this space for the final article.
Posted by justclaire at 1/23/2007 07:02:00 pm
Posted by justclaire at 1/23/2007 06:59:00 pm
Sunday, 21 January 2007
Mum loved the clapotis. It arrived in New Zealand in a record 4 days from the UK hitting her doormat the day before her birthday. I'm so happy she liked it.
On a separate note, the Booga Bag felted up just fine. I stuck in the washing machine on a 95 degree hot wash, no rinse cycle with a couple of old towels and it came out pretty damn cool. Pictures to follow tomorrow.
Posted by justclaire at 1/21/2007 08:50:00 pm
Saturday, 20 January 2007
Posted by justclaire at 1/20/2007 12:59:00 pm
Friday, 19 January 2007
Thank goodness this week is over. After yesterday's storms here in the UK, I have absolutely no plans to go very far from home weekend. Instead, I'm going to hunker down with the hubby and the doglet, and watch movies and knit all weekend. I do have to pop out to the post office tomorrow to pick up the lovely package of Malabrigo that I bought off ebay from the lovely people at Quality Fibers. I'm hoping to finish the Booga Bag and get it felted. I'm onto the i-cord so once that's done, I can stick it in the washing maching and hope for the best!
The weather forecast for next week is bad, bad, bad, here in the southeast so I'm not looking forward to a week of horrendous train journeys into London every day. If we get a single flake of snow on the tracks, the entire Southeastern Trains network seems to grind to a complete standstill. Still, only two more weeks of hiking up to London all day and then I will be a lady of leisure for the foreseeable future. I'm giving up work for a while to organise the house and our lives. I can't wait!
Posted by justclaire at 1/19/2007 06:51:00 pm
Sunday, 14 January 2007
I hope it makes it in time for her birthday.
Posted by justclaire at 1/14/2007 08:13:00 pm
Round 22 completed on the Booga Bag
Yarn is Noro Kureyon shade 134.
This will be my first attempt at (intentionally!) felting something.
Posted by justclaire at 1/14/2007 04:02:00 pm