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April 2008


A tiny wee surprise!


my review here Yesterday’s post heralded an envelope of sufficient importance that my lovely husband called me at work: “There’s an envelope here. It’s from America. I think it’s what you’ve been waiting for.”

his comment is here It took great fortitude and all the character built by D of E and all those other things you do as a teenager that people in warm dry houses describe as character building to stay at work for the remaining 6 hours and not rush home immediately (or suggest H get on a train with the parcel and meet me for lunch). When I did make it home just look:
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My tiny wee sock from Marisol who blogs under the wonderful name of Purls just wanna have fun. And with the tiny wee sock as you can see she sent me a tiny wee sock blocker key chain and
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Tastylia Australia all of this – a lovely card, the tiny wee sock pattern, her blog card and CHOCOLATE!!! As Marisol is several thousand miles and an ocean away I have to send my thank you hug virtually but in all seriousness THANK YOU – I had a grotty day yesterday to finish off a stressful week and that was a wonderful surprise to come home to – above and beyond the swap requirements and I am very grateful.

binäre optionen nach wirtschaftskalender traden The yarn is Wolmeisse which I’ve never encountered before but I think I might just be on the start of the slippery slope. The colour is chilli red which I love and the chocolate is red fire. To continue the red theme, I brought the sock to meet a little red in my garden!
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It’s been really great getting to know two new bloggers in this swap, Marisol and Amber so go and say hello to them!




source with fervent apologies to John Masefield I must down to the yarn again, to that skein catching my eye,
And all I ask is my DPNs and a path to steer them by,
And the label’s snap and the swift’s creak and the ball-winder’s shaking
And the blue mist watched before my face, to stop the skein from breaking.

optionyard unseriös I must down to the yarn again, for the call of wool twice-plied
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a train delay to let my fingers go flying,
And the knit flick and the purl curl, and the frog frog, sighing.الخيارات-الثنائية-MT4-التداول I must down to the yarn again, to the commuter’s knitting life,
With a storyteller lulling me home, tucked in elbows to avoid the strife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long sock’s over. stock option demo April 080
I have finished the first Ocean Toe with much misadventure – tall tales to come at a later date!


A recurring theme


have a peek here It’s the weekend!! Hurray!! – Three guesses what I’ve knitted:
April 074 Yes, no prizes because it is all too obviously another Lizard Ridge square – it seems that this is the perfect wind down knitting; mainly stocking-stitch and just the odd bit of short rows to keep me from falling asleep. This is the ninth square I’ve done from the seventh (I think) ball of Noro and it’s the first duplicate colourway but clearly not a duplicate square. H thinks that we need to go for a 7×5 blanket to make sure it’s really big enough to curl up under so I am officially over a quarter of the way there. I have now really run out of Noro though – I feel something must be done to fix that 🙂

binäre optionen erklärung Speaking of recurring themes I think I may be a fair way towards developing an addiction to Lush bath explosions. Our usual bubble bath is deeply sports orientated and comes described as “muscle soak” so I popped into the Birmingham shop the other day for something a little bit more girly. I got girly. I bought “The Comforter” which looks like a blackcurrant swirl, smells like it and produces huge pink bubbles – it’s wonderful, and as a little freebie the lady in the shop gave me a promotional half a bath ballistic which I think was “Fairy Jasmine” although mine looked more lilac than the website – it smelt divine and was twinkly with purple glitter. As our bath is a delightful shade of avocado we really think purple glitter enhances it!! Hmm – I think I have to go shopping


Two feet – Green


opcje binarne da sie zarobic Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again and blossom, but we hope it, we know it.

C’est finis! Bare sticks and a bit of string have produced these:
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My Lucky Leafling socks, finished this afternoon on the train home and with the end wounds in at the traffic lights in the car on the way home from the station (I wasn’t driving I promise! and you know there’s no stopping a knitter with an almost finished sock!).

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Yes these
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Are the March socks from the Rockin Sock Club in STR mediumweight. The fit is truly lovely which is partly down to the lovely yarn and partly down to the genius of the Cat Bordhi inspired pattern – we likes it, we loves it, we wants it … oh, hang on, that’s something else.

The other thing truly wonderful is that I got home in the daylight to take pictures – hurrah for Spring -sort-of!

I must admit to you my dear friends that I may perhaps, perchance and possibly have had an ulterior motive for finishing the socks. I am awaiting the arrival of a Firebird and as it’s already arrived a little bit further north I thought I could tempt it to arrive with the promise of empty needles and a train commute.

Alas no, it was all in vain. Having said that I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that the Firebird might need a bit more attention than train knitting offers so I left off looking for the birds in the leaves, went to the stash and found:

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The Ocean!! Gorgeous sea coloured Arucania Ranco from H at Christmas and (more) Cat Bordhi – I’m making the socks at the bottom on the book cover.

(I bet the Firebird arrives tomorrow!)


No Knitting just Pie


Pie is good

Pie makes us smile

Hurrah for pie!

In other not so interesting news I have knit a good chunk of the right front of the Quarterpint Cardigan. I could take a risk and show you as Mum’s gone on holiday but now she’s in with the internet generation (and worked out that this is a fantastic way to keep tabs on me) you never know, so I’m not taking the risk.

H has done one exam (he survived we think) , two more to go – must go feed him pie.