Monday, May 01, 2006

Two And A Half Out Of Three


Yes the socks that were orders are nearly finished, working on the last Opal one now. The Opal yarn is in their Dreamcatcher range, which is bright but I think I prefer the fair isle look better, but the person who these are for is a pink girl so I think she will like them. I have promised to have them finished by Sunday so the pressure is on. The brown pair are slightly shorter as I was running out of the yarn, I have already knitted a pair using this yarn which is Rowan Tweed DK and they sold at the market. They make an ideal boot/hiking sock as they are quite thick, I do hope that the new owners like them.

The weather is definately getting cold, damp and miserable, good old Tassie weather. What better way to spend a day than sitting by the fire knitting, it brings back childhood memories of my mum and I sitting by the fire knitting together, I lived in Campbell Town then which, is even colder than Launceston.

Today was Stitch n Bitch and as always a great time was had by all, I look forward to our get togethers. A great afternoon is spent knitting, chatting and eating yummy food. We even had a couple of people come in and ask about our knitting group, so maybe we will see a couple of new faces next time. Our meeting room is located next to City Mission, a local op shop and a few went to check out if there were any bargains and the LOVELY CINDY came back with a delightful book of baby knits for me, thankyou I love it.

You may or may not notice that I have added one of those web referrer thingys in the sidebar, I have seen them and thought how cool it was that you can actually see where some of your visitors come from and at the same time you can link back to them, how cool is that. Oh yes I must get out a bit more, I think!!!

18 comments:

2paw said...

The colours in the Dream sock are a really interesting combination!!
Lovely referral thingy - what does it do?? You are very clever with the blog bling!!! Ah ha - you have a blingblog!!
We were all having such a good time inside at our meeting it could have been snowing for all we knew!!!

Katt said...

Today was good fun! I do hope our little lookie lous come next meeting and arent like the lookie lous at the market!

I love the Dream socks! And I so have to make some myself for the cold weather to come (I can see its going to be a chilly one this winter).

Katt

Suzi said...

I did like those Opal socks today and I am not in any way shape or form a pink girl.

Just typing the word pains me. But hey were sooooo nice. Cindy may be convering the rest of the world to green, however I fear ......

Suzi

trek said...

I like my Site Meter, too!

Wool Winder said...

Haven't tried Opal yet, but soon I hope.

Shelley said...

The socks all look great! Hope those two who inquired about your group decide to join. I was looking on the net for knitting guilds here where I live, and there aren't any! The nearest one is about 2 hours away.

sillyewe said...

Awww, it IS a lovely piece of Australia!! :0) I actually got to see a family of platypus (platypi???) in the wild. Very cool. Doesn't Launceston have a hot springs and an insanely high wood/rope bridge somewhere near there?? I also climbed the nut! hehehehe. And my God, the flies!! Anyhow, I am still in love with it. I lived in Adelaide for a year...cried all the way home to Texas. :0)

fitknit said...

Socks look scrummy Shazza! I had coffee with Marg (knitwitq) who said she always knew the SNB would go well in Launceston.

Michelle said...

those pink socks are gorgeous!!! while reading cindy's comment...i had a laugh...sounds like bling bling blog :)

michelle
http://knitty-bitty.momo4ever.com

Zippianna said...

Those are the most spiffioso socks I've seen in a long time. So cheerful!

Katt said...

A question about those 8ply socks.

exactly how much wool do they use? I got a bit skein here with about 260 meters in it. The pattern calls for like...285meters I think does it use all that much? cos I if I can pull them off with the 260m ball I will be happy.

Katt

Little Purl said...

Wow, those pink socks are really cool!
I agree, the weather is foul. Today was freezing, rainy and grey. Yuk.
Have a good night!
Little Purlx

KnitNana said...

Love those socks - I AM a pink girl, and that colorway is so nice!
(((hugs)))

Katie said...

Man, those pink socks are BRIGHT!

Suzi said...

I do believe you've been spammed!

I'm popping back at teh insistence of Sandra who is yet to learn how to post on people's blogs, to let you know her socks are divine! It's liek walking on air.

Margaret informs hers are very warm and her black and white cat is intrigued by them. The only other socks that have intrigued him were the ones she knitted herslef.
He obviously has good taste and appreciates the effort in handknitted socks. Pity he's a cat.

Suzi.

Cathy said...

The pink socks are verrrrrrrrrrrry bright but also verrrrrrrrrrrrrrry pretty.

Had a good time at S'n'B but didn't get much knitting done.

Cathy

Kylie said...

The socks look fantastic.I never thought pink & brown would work together, but i just love it. I think your pink girl will love them too.

Laura said...

Sharon, great job on the socks! As always your blog looks great and I enjoy checking in to see what you've been doing!