Sunday 5 July 2009

Highs & Lows

It's been quite the couple of days, full of highs & lows.
Let's start with the good stuff, shall we?
High 1.
Mam was in great form yesterday. Full of chat and she actually cracked a couple of jokes! She also allowed me to give her a shower. I couldn't believe it. It was lovely to see her in a good mood.
High 2.
My lace scarf from Victorian Lace Today is finished blocking!

Ta da...
Pattern: Scarf with the striped border from Weldon's, Volume 5, 1890
Needles: 4.5mm Knit Picks Options
Yarn: Knit Picks Shimmer in Stained Glass, about 300-350 yards.
I'm really proud of this, my first proper lace item! I think it turned out great too.
High 3:
As I mentioned last post, I was 11 years married yesterday, the 4th. We went out for a lovely Indian dinner last night and look what hubby got me:
Addi Clicks! I'd forgotten all about these. I'm so excited to start a project with them!
They even come with a cute packing slip that's signed by the person who packed the box and a heart shaped pin so you can "Let the world know you are a fan of addi, worldwide friendships will await you"! hahaha
The inside:
Now onto the lows.
Low 1.
My Rick socks. They just wouldn't cooperate at all with the Bearfoot yarn. I tried 3 times but no go so I've decided to go with Hedera from Knitty Spring 06.
I got this much done watching the amazing Wimbledon final today. It's going well, but tbh, this yarn is not really good for showing up any stitch pattern. It's better suited to a vanilla sock I think. It's also seriously hairy yarn, there's mohair everywhere.
Low 2:
Alice went out cycling today wearing her Good Stripe Dress and managed to get oil all over it. I've washed it as hard as I dare but it hasn't all come out. I'm so mad. She was really apologetic, but I had warned her not to. There were a few words had. Not too many, as she really was sorry but all that hard work! Hopefully I can get the rest out the next wash.
Low 3:
The missing sock, needles & stitch marker are still missing. At this stage I think it's best to declare them officially gone. A moments silence please.
Low 4:
It's Sunday. I'm back in crappy work tomorrow while hubby & Alice have the day off. I hate my job.
That's my lot, a bit of a mixed bag!


knitting it up said...

You have the best husband EVER.

Jagienka said...

Congrats on your 11th wedding anniversary! What a great gift your husband got you. You lucky thing.

The shawl looks wonderful. Are you liking lace again?? Hope so ;o) with these fancy needles I am hoping to see more knitted lace on your project page on Ravelry ;o)

Alrischa said...

Hope you can get the grease out! My book reckons that covering grease and oil stains with talc with absorb out the oil. Don't know how well it works, though.

You really do have a great hubby! Mine has no idea. Ü

kelgell said...

Well your scarf looks lovely. Nice piece of work. Pity about Alice's's a pain after all that hardwork...but I can't help thinking it's memory making. Happiness to you all.

Tara said...

Congrats on completing your very first piece of lace! And from Victorian Lace Today, no less! I think it looks lovely. Sorry to hear about the Good Stripe Dress fiasco, though. I hope the stain comes out next wash.

WorstedKnitt said...

What a wonderful present your hubby gave you! Congratulations!

Lien said...

Whoa, what a great anniversary present! Almost up there with the time The Limey took my birthday off work and drove me out to Springwools!

Averil said...

Nice! I´m liking all the highs, and as Jagienka said can´t wait to see more lace on your projects page.

As for the low -olive oil is supposed to get rid of oil, that is before you use water on it. I know you´ve washed it already, but maybe it is worth a try?

Averil said...

I saw this and thought of you! It´s an addi have on youtube.