Saturday 12 July 2008

Quick and easy

Remember last time I was a bit "delicate"? Well here's the perfect delicate knitting project:

Pattern: Branching Out Scarf from Knitty, Spring '05
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, left over from my Tangled Yoke cardigan, 1 skein
Needles: 5mm

A great knit, really simple and pleasurable. Done in one day! It's blocking as we speak so I hope to get some better pics when it's dry.

My next new project:

I'm calling this (Wishing I was in) Montego Bay scarf. It's from IK Summer '07 and I'm using Handmaiden Sea Silk in Rose Garden. yum yum yum I can't say enough about this gorgeous yarn! Another really simple pattern that actually reminds me a bit of the shopping bag I made a while ago...

Anyway the reason for the project title is the ultra crappy weather we've been having here recently. This is the second summer in a row where it has done nothing but rain, rain, rain. So depressing. I'm off for two weeks in a couple of weeks time as my daughters creche is closing for 5 weeks (how convenient of them) and if this weather keeps up, there'll be a serious incident in the family... last year when it was weather like this we were all so stir crazy in the house not being able to go anywhere that it was argument city. Fingers crossed we get a few "summer" days so we can get out!

The second noro sock is nearly finished thank God. I'm really not loving this Kureyon sock yarn. But, I have so much left that I'll have to make about two more pairs out of it! I really should do them straight away, otherwise I'll probably never pick up the yarn again and I want them for the much longed for Florida vacay in October to wear with my birkis.

Not much other news, Dad got his second cataract done last Monday and all went well thank God. He should be back to his great old self in no time now. Mam is just Mam, the days all seem to blend into themsleves for her now poor thing. I know Dad wants to go away for a couple of days and who could blame him after what he's been through, but she just doesn't want to leave the house anymore. I told him to just book it and she'll go but he's a bit reticent. maybe I should take the bull by the horns? I know where he wants to go and when, and if I book it then she can't complain. Hmm I think I feel a cunning plan coming on!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!


Tara said...

Isn't Sea Silk the absolute best??? I'm using it for my Lace Ribbon scarf, and I love it. I want to fill a whole rubbermaid bin with it. And isn't it funny how everyone uses those interlocking foam squares for blocking? I can't imagine going back to towels!

knititch said...

i adore your blocking board. i use a yoga mat for the same purpose. same material.