Saturday, 11 October 2008

Moving to a new home

I have moved over to a new blog. This new home is where I can broaden my horizons and it fits my new altered life much better. I hope old friends will find their way over and can live with the fact that it might not be all knitting- don't get me wrong I still love it but I am making time for other things I love to do too!

You can find me at Ever a Work in Progress

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

How wrong was I!!

It seems that by the end there were over 4000 of us taking part in this challenge. Wow that is phenomenol by anyone's standards and a bit shout out to Ravelry and the folks over there that organised it all!

Well I did finish the mitts. I had an interesting time with the pattern (which could have been avoided had I read it properly oops) and messed up on one of the thumb gussets but they are just for me and they were finished in 12 days so 5 days ahead of schedule so yay for me.
On the downside however attempting two projects was a step too far and the scarf is sooooo far from finised lol, maybe by 2012.....

Thursday, 7 August 2008

And they're off!

Well at 1pm Friday I'll be picking up the needles and taking part in the phenomenon that has become Ravelympics. There are over 1200 of us taking part in several teams.

The rules are simple; you must cast on during the opening ceremony and cast off before the torch goes out at the end.

Rather stupidly I have signed up for 2 events, the mitten medley and the scarf for TeamMine. Probably a bit much to take on but hey ho I love a challenge and the finished products will be well used.

Good luck to all Ravletes!

Seona x

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

I know I know....

....more socks.

I love these socks! These are tidal Waves but with some changes, ooo how brave do I feel lol! I made them short socks and carried the pattern down the top of the foot. The Dream in Color Smooshy yarn is so lovely to work with, really soft and the changes in tones are so subtle, will definitely be ordering lots more of this!

But I'm going to take a break from socks for a bit - some early Christmas knitting to get on with.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Another FO

The waving lace socks are finished!

Now I loved this pattern and I loved this wool but I would not put the two together again. The lace pattern only needs a solid yarn and this yarn is so gorgeous with the tones that it can be seen to its best in a piece of plain knitting.

Now onto the next..........

Sunday, 20 July 2008

A lovely week with added stash!

Been another busy but great week here. Went to a friend's wedding on Thursday and had a fabulous day. Sadly DH couldn't get the time off work so my lovely son escorted me. It was blowing a gale and although the heavens opened when the newlyweds left the church it brightened up into a gorgeous afternoon and evening.

DS and me - running late as usual!

The beautiful hotel where the reception was held.

Was lucky enough to add to my sock stash this week from Socktopus - what excellent service, gorgeous wool, beautifully wrapped and quickly delivered. Thanks Alice will definitely be calling again!

Been focusing on finishing the waving lace socks since I am desperate to use the blue to start my Muscari socks from Knitty for the July/August knitalong, ah well back to the pins

Hope it's been a good weekend for you too!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Another FO

I don't know! It's like buses, nothing for ages and then two in quick succession. This is a winter hat/headband called Calorimetry, which I finished as part of the July KAL (knit-a-long) for one of the forum groups over there. Will be great with my long hair, it's so think I get far too warm in a hat but love cosy ears!