- first sock finished
- second sock knitted half way down leg
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
YARN: Kanebu Kintting Yarn Chuboso 4ply from the Smith Family a few years ago.
- sock 1 - done
- sock 2 - knitted to gusset
ISSUES: I'm bored - these were the fourth pair in quick succession.
ACTION: Just bloody knit it. They'll be finished in a lunch hour or so if you do.
Friday, May 29, 2009
YARN: Cleckheaton Studio Mohair in the mauvey pink colour.
PROGRESS: Slow and sure - nearly 40cm of 180cm knitted in
- This is the project most likely to be still on the needles at the end of the challenge. That's OK, it's not due until October.
- The stripey effect is deliberate and will be echoed at the other end to account for different dyelots.
ACTION: Knit a few rows everyday.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- This is a personal challenge to reduce my WIPs either by finishing or frogging what's on the needles.
- For the period 1 June - 31 August 2009 I will knit only current WIPs.
- Given the number of socks in the WIP pile - it's socks in the daytime and out and about.
- Hats are also acceptable portable knitting but no more may be cast on until the socks are done.
- Jumpers, cardies and blankets get knitted at home/at night to maximise concentration time unless there is a particularly portable piece.
- There will be three items in my knitting sights at any given time - the portable (most likely sock) project, the at home project (jumper, cardie or vest) and the blanket that I'm knitting for TOF's Mum which will get a little attention each day.
- Each project will be documented prior to becoming the prime knitting item during the period and its progress assessed regularly.
- There is a get-out-of-gaol free card only if a quick gift is required and the yarn is already in stash. (I anticipate some baby socks or hats may be needed during this challenge.)
I'll put a list of items up in the sidebar tonight. There are more than I thought and I cleaned up a couple in the last day or so when I found how truly little there was to do to fix them.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
I anticipated couch time with the chicken soup for the eyes that you all kindly recommended, but found myself making soup instead. We have Smashing Pumpkin on the left and Chunky Veg & Ham on the right.
Why "smashing" and "chunky"? Because the blasted stab blender died. Anyone recommend a good replacement?
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Had to go to Medicare yesterday. Wanna know how long I had to wait in the queue? Go on, guess?
Ribbed blanket for TOF's mum in Cleckheaton Studio Mohair. Details on Rav.
3 minutes. I had time to sit, take photo and knit 27 stitches.
Can't even rely on inefficiency these days. When am I meant to get knitting done if it's not in queues?
Oh, and I got more back than I expected!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
9am Up early for us on a Saturday and at Kingston for the Snow Sports ACT annual sale, via a drop off at my brother's on the other side of town. The Old Flame has some items for sale* and wants to check out what else is on offer. I knit a beret I'm winging in some 12ply remnants but forget to take photos.
10.15am Old Parliament House, Canberra for the opening celebrations of the new Museum of Australian Democracy (yes, it's a MAD House). A friend is serving up breakfasts, so we scam a couple of bacon and egg rolls, grab 5 minutes with her, take some pics and race off. Am still knitting the beret.
11.30am Belconnen Remand Centre Open Day . BRC closed recently, being replaced with the state of the art Alexander Machonichie Centre (gaol). The open day was our only opportunity to see the inside of the BRC which will soon be demolished. Eye-opening. Squeeze in flying visit to Vinnies as it's just across the road. Continue to knit the beret.
12.45 pm Ginninderra Labor Club for early Mother's Day celebrations with TOF's extended family. Very nice lunch. Knit beret and finish in car on way home.
4.00pm Home to change for the evening's engagement - Brumbies at home to the Crusaders. Woollen trousers under jeans, two long-sleeved t-shirts, fleece and, wind-breaker, hat and gloves. Should be almost warm enough.
4.15pm Start for Kingston again to see what's sold and collect what hasn't. Cast on a TTWC as we leave home.
5.20pm Park car at Civic to catch free bus to Canberra Stadium. We're early, so head off to King O'Malley's for a Guinness to kill time. Continue knitting TTWC.
6.00pm Get on very crowded bus to Stadium. Kind young man gives me his seat so I continue to knit.
6.30pm Arrive Stadium, settle into seats etc. Knit beanie.
7.30pm Finish beanie.
7.40pm Kick-off and not enough wool to cast on another beanie. Ah well, the Brumbies thrashed the Crusaders and two items of headwear in a day is a reasonable result.
10.00pm Have caught bus back to Civic and collected the car. We've only had water and a couple of bananas since lunch so drop by the G-Spot for a Bastard to find that it's the second last night of trading! Tragedy! It's our venue of choice for after the footy and, more importantly, for first breakfast on those early mornings (4am) on the way to the ski fields.
10.40pm Home, fed and changed into trakkie daks . Cast on a new pair of socks.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills 5ply Colonial, they took 12 days of mostly monogamous knitting. The pattern is Sarah Golder's Simple Socks (Rav link) from Yarn, issue 5.
Here they were off to the opening of the National Library of Australia's Treasures Gallery - a Preview last Thursday.
And here they were finished off over a bottle of Cabernet Merlot on Sunday night.
Because the yarn is pure wool, I knitted a strand of fuzzy nylon through the entire heel and foot.
The reason the heel in this looks different - I ran out of the dark brown fuzzy nylon and had to use a grey. No one else will notice and if they do, they can knit socks.