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January 2008

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She likes chocolate she does

Lily brought a friend home to bake tonight.  She does that.  No warning – just wanna bake!  She’s actually very good and can be trusted with most things in the kitchen.  So relatively little input needed from me.  As you can see….. …they didn’t exactly go easy on the chocolate. Results were yummy though!

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It didn't want to be a sock.

It really didn’t.  That’s a thumb gusset you see there. In the absence of a freakishly small-heeled person the Vine lace sock has been ripped back to the ankle. There are 54 stitches in the round at this point, which is about hand-size.  It’s a rough job but hey, picking up ripped YOs ain’t ever pretty! Virtually thrown back on the needles in disgust.  Why can’t I finish anything in this yarn???? Honestly – it’s like my own knitting Smackdown going on here!

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Not happy…

…with the Vine Lace sock!  I asked Lily to try it on just now and there’s no way it’s going to go over her heel.  She’s a very narrow UK4 so hardly clown feet!  Recommended gauge was 8sts to the inch. I’m getting 7 sts AND I picked up extra stitches to make the instep deeper!  I suppose alarm bells should have rung when I saw other people with the same problem on Ravelry but I carried on regardless –…

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Just 2 days….

That’s how long I lasted before buying another lens. And it’s yummy one – EF-s 60mm Macro lens.  I love it!!!  This camera really is like a new baby in the house. I’m totally muddling through everything like a first time mum and it’s a steep learning curve for me!  Photo is Araucania sock Take 2.  Had a disaster with Embossed leaves and ripped it off the needles in temper. This is Vine Lace from Socks,socks,socks.  You can’t see any…

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It made my day!

What a lovely surprise to have been nominated for “you made my day” by Sam.  The idea being to nominate 10 bloggers who inspire you and brighten up your day.  Time to pay it forward, methinks. I nominate: Sticks-strings – for making me wish I could just hop on a plane to the US to yarn shop with her asap! Yarnstorm – for photography that makes me green. Vintage Pleasure – for that full-on cosy vibe and gorgeous crafting. A friend…

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Spice up my life!!

Not a lot of knitting action today.  I’ve got a friends toddler with me at the minute and the 2 definitely don’t mix.  Toddlers and yarn – no no no!  And this evening Lily and I are off to see the Spice Girls.  Apparently we need to get there hours before the concert starts as people queue for miles for a glimpse of David Beckham!

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What was I saying about Araucania?

I think I probably didn’t sound too enamoured with Araucania earlier in the week but I’m giving it a 2nd chance.  And I have to say in the semi-solid shade I’m using for Embossed leaf, I’m loving it!  It even feels softer too – all in all these socks are a pleasure to knit .  Of course, there’s a cue for sock disaster if ever I heard one! 

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