Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I Have Been Knitting

Funny isn't it how when you have a knitting blog, the more you knit the less you blog and the less you knit the more you seem to be able to post about it. Well that is true in my case anyway. So judging by the lack of posting going on around here, I have been knitting heaps. I am now up to the top shaping of the sleeves for Janelles lacy jumper.

Now I think I have screwed up the shaping bit, as I am not real sure what on earth I am meant to be doing here!!! The front and back have a border stocking stitch section and so I continued this throughout the whole shaping, making it easier to shape as there are a lot of yfwds, you can make and/or lose stitches real quickly with this pattern. I am going to take it along to my knitting group today and see what they reckon but you know what, I ain't changing it even if it is wrong.

I have nearly finished the first sock for my special swap I am involved in which is all top secret at the moment, all will be revealed soon. I'm not going to post photos of the socks until the recipient has them as I don't want to spoil the surprise for her.

I have also been doing some more stash enhancing, some lovely Lornas Laces sock yarn here which I purchased from PURL YARNS I am definately itching to knit this lovely yarn but it will probably be stashed until Summer when sock knitting is at it's peak at Shazzas Knits. I have been buying some lovely patterns off ebay too from Jarob Farm, she stocks Fibertrends patterns. A delightful flamingo and some lovely face washer patterns made their way to my door this week. Wash Cloths as they are called by our US friends, I was having a little chuckle the other day about this as I am sure they chuckle at face washers.

I sold another pair of my socks at the market on Saturday and the lady asked me could I knit her another pair, yes I said before I thought of my poor neglected cabled shrug, 60's Cabled Jumper among many other things!!! Oh well it all helps pay for my yarn so that is a bonus I guess.

Anyway I will leave you today with the latest pic of Rocky, doing what all cats do best, sleeping in front of the fire. They always manage to open their eyes slightly as you take a photo of them don't they?

12 comments:

Jennifer said...

What a comfy looking cat!

Janette said...

Your knitting is looking super, but Rocky is the best - he's gorgeous!
Janette

Katt said...

Knitting looking good...And looked even better today!! lol

you cat is so cute..

Katt

fitknit said...

Great news on the socks front! Pity about all the other WIPs LOL

Fifi said...

Oh, Rocky is adorable! They're so sweet when they're sleeping.

craftybernie said...

Little Miss CB says your cat is so cute!

2paw said...

I think the distinguished knitting panel today declared Janelle's top to be expertly executed and divine!!!!
Yes! The Labradors do what the very contented Rocky does : just open their eyes a tad. Animals must have inbuilt camera detectors!!!

JoanM said...

Your lace knitting is really beautiful. I am sure Janelle is egging you on to finish it

2paw said...

Very gorgeous new blog-lift!!!

Wool Winder said...

Can't wait to see the lacy jumper all finished. Looks like it won't be long now! Love the differences in terms like face washer/wash cloth. Jumper is another one of those. Here in the U.S. we would say sweater. A jumper would refer to a sleeveless dress that is worn over a blouse. This is so interesting to me.

amanda j said...

That jumper is looking fabtastic, and your blog looks wonderful! I love that colour. Lucky Rocky. I wish I could curl up and go to sleep in front of the fire!

Zippianna said...

I love your kitty cat. And your knitting! I think you are darned prolific, Gal!