Saturday, January 31, 2009


I can't believe we are a month into the new year. Where is the time going? I have not finished my William Street socks for the Personal Sock Stash Bust 2009. There were a few hick ups first of all the original ones I pulled out of the bag I did not have two circulars it called for and out of the thousands of sock patterns would you believe it I couldn't choose a replacement. So I ordered the needles from Meaghan at YarnsOnLine and will go ahead with the pattern when I pull out the bag next time.

Next I pulled out the William Street socks but only got a quarter done reason being: DH wanted a new pair of socks knit in red because his favourite one I knitted him have a hole in the toe. So I started knitting his red pair of socks from the Araucania but had to get a second skein in (He has big feet) one is not enough for the Seeded Rib Socks from Ann Budd's book ..knitting socks. He is doing Chemo again and when he goes to Chemo he always wears the socks I knitted him. I best hurry and finish them.

I've also bought some gorgeous sock yarn from Jen at Woolgirl. She had a big New Year Sale on it was very hard to be good and resist from buying too much.

Jen always puts a little present in with the orders and this time she put in a cute little sheep stitch marker.


My purchases were:
The Unique Sheep Leili sock yarn in Raspberry Lemonade


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Miss Babs Yummy Superwash
in Iris






in Cleopatra





I am also knitting a Gansey but first I am doing the sampler and after that I should be able to design my own time permitting of course.

This is a great book with very clear and easy to follow instructions.






I also fell in love with this gorgeous shawl I would have liked to use the yarn this was knitted in but I could not believe how expansive it would have worked out to be. I have found the perfect colour and yarn sub I want to use so hopefully it will work out well.

I am also still working on my Commelina and it's looking good but progress is slow due to sock knitting. I will get there!!! Amongst my other UFO's I am chipping away at Botticelli and also Autumn Rose. Problem with Autumn Rose is I made and error and have to frog back a little ...sigh...oh well these things happen I guess.

It's my DS's first day at Secondary College tomorrow and he is very nervous poor thing. With his Dad being so ill and starting a new school is all bit too much for him and us as well. I am worried about him but I am sure he will be alright.

That's it from me for today I hope you all have a wonderful week and happy knitting!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

I've had a slight problem with my first brown bag sock, too! I'll be blogging about it soon. I plan to continue on with my bags but will probably have a few bumps along the year. That shawl at the end of your post is amazing!

monica said...

All your yarn is lovely as are the patterns you are using for them. Wishing you speedy knitting on the red socks for Kim he can't be going to chemo with holes in his socks.

I hope you are safe from the fires we have been hearing about. I have been thinking of you and your family, keeping you in my prayers.

Good luck to your son at his new school. I hope it will be a smooth transition for him.

Maureen said...

Helen,
I've been watching with great sadness, the news from Australia. I hope you and your loved ones are safe !!