Monday, May 26, 2008

I've been a bad blogger

It's that Ravelry lark, you see. Every time I have some time to spend at my computer I find myself drifting over there and neglecting my blog. Has this happened to other people too, I wonder?

Anyway, a Bank holiday.

And sunshine...a rare combination in this part of the world. Sure enough, we have gale force winds too, which makes the 15 degrees outside feel much colder than that. This morningJ and I walked around Cowpen Bewley Woodland Park, avoiding the hill as the wind was whistling around our ears badly enough lower down. Since then I have been knitting. More Georgia. Linen Drape is lovely, but splitty. I'm not looking forward to sewing this up. I've also cast on another sock - a simple sock, plain vanilla, stocking stitch sock. Useful for picking up for waiting in the car and at appointments.

We sat on the deck a little, this afternoon, admiring the garden and drinking lattes. Nice to get time to relax.

Sunday, May 25, 2008


Don't you just love Dylon machine dye? This was a pile of white and grey items yesterday. I feel so much better now, although it might be the sunshine too. Garden's loving it.

Several projects on the needles at the moment: Susie Hoodie from More Big Girl Knits, in Donegal Silk Tweed from New Lanark Mill. Unfortunately, I picked a charcoal colour and it's really hard to see to do the cabledesign in the evenings, so progress is pretty slow.

As a bit of light relief I'm still working on an adaptation of Georgia, in linen drape.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Finally Springing

Spring is finally springing here. The temperature rose to 20 degrees today. Combined with all the rain we've had, the garden has really taken off.

No knitting pictures today as I have been working on my Susie Hoodie (sorry, it's a ravelry link) from More Big Girl Knits. I'm doing it in Charcoal Donegal Silk tweed from New Lanark Mills, so it photgraphs badly. It's slow going too as each round has over 300 stitches. Stll, I'll be smiling when I don't have to do endless seeming.

A knitting-related link, though: If you are a on ravelry, have a look at what Krystofer is doing to raise money for Aids research. He's taking part in the 2008 Aids Lifecycle. If you're not on ravelry, you can find his donate page here. He's holding a draw of the people who donate at least $10 towards this. Prizes are amazingly generous. If you have $10 to spare, pop across there now.