Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Look Where I am -

Amadeus (Amy's cat is now ours - just what I needed another pet.

Amy moved house and she is on a busy road and didn't want anything to happen to her cat so she asked if we would have him. Her reason - this way she gets to see him all the time.

Of course I had to agree, what else am I suppose to do? As you can see he feels quiet at home! Where he is sitting on the photo is 20 feet
high! It's the front part of our house and he is sitting on top of the planter boxes on the mezzanine. He is the King of the Castle even the dogs are put in their place by him. One quick slap on their back sides and they run from him. As for Pheb's she won't have a bar of him.

Back to Work Present - Ssshhh don't tell Kim, I decided to buy myself a couple of presents,
as you do when you feel you deserve one.

Heirloom Argyle is actually for Kim for a pair of sock seeing as how I stuffed up the ones I was suppose to give him for his birthday. I only managed to finish one (picture below) it turned out too small because I didn't make the required adjustments so they will have to be for me now.

And the knitting needles I need to make the socks for him so he can't complain now can he. I don't do circulars for socks so I just had to buy another pair of 2.75mm because there is something else on the ones I already own.
The Cleckheaton Country Silk I saw on Donna's sight RandonKnits and loved it so I just had to buy it. The patterns are gorgeous, there are some lovely things I can knit as presents for my daughter and nieces and last but most definitely not least, my best friend Stefanie.

February/MarchKAL - Gentleman's Plain Winter Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bus is what we are making. A good lunch break project at my new job. I get an hour for lunch so I will be knitting because without a car there is nowhere else I can spend my lunch hour.

Cameron Shawl

Cobweb weight compared to 4ply - tried to take a photo so you could see the difference, sorry it turned out a little (more like a lot) blurred. I was up till 1am determined to get it right. I am too embarrassed to tell you how many times I had to frog it, so I won't but I did finally get it right. It's soooooooo hard to knit with cobweb weight, when you swap to knit something else with a 4 or 8 ply yarn it feel so thick.

That's about it for today. Happy knitting everyone!


monica said...

He looks quite pleased with himself 20 ft up. Love the purple sock, and the new Heirloom yarn is going to make some lovely socks.

Nancy said...

Helen, I'm adding you to the Knitting Bloggers webring but you should find an image host for the button. At the moment it's showing as a broken link.


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Bells said...

buying presents for yourself is always justifiable. Always. You just have to find the justification when asked. :-) I must try the cleckheaton. It looks lovely!

monica said...

Helen, I have misplaced you email addy, my email went bonkers and I can't retrieve old email to locate it. I just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you today. I hope your first day back to work went well and that everyone is adjusting to you being back in the work force