Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sunny Saturday

I have woken up to brilliant sunshine which matches my mood. Work has been super busy for the last few weeks which has meant long working hours and working at the weekends. Thankfully though we managed to get what needed doing done this past week so for the foreseeable future I am back to just working a 40 hour week. My crafting (and housework) has been somewhat neglected while work has been taking most of my waking hours so I am rather behind on achieving Mays goals but hopefully this weekend I will be able to make some good progress. First thing I am going to do is make a start on my de-cluttering and organising.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Pair

Pattern: Basic Ribbed Socks by WiseHilda
Yarn: Opal Magic
Started: 1st May 2010
Finished: 15th May 2010

I think I must just have set a record; I have managed to start and complete a pair of socks within a few weeks. Normally when knitting socks I seem to finish the first one then take a break of several months before even starting the second one. I am really pleased with how these have turned out and rather like the mis-matched look. As usual I have a lot of yarn left from the 100gram ball I started with so may well be knitting a pair of trainer socks from the same yarn.

As predicted work is rather frantically busy; which means that I am having to work longer than normal hours and including working at the weekends. This means that I am feeling very tired and stressed out plus my crafting time has been severally reduced. In order to cheer myself up I have decided that I need to start some new projects and so last night cast on a new triangular scarf using a couple of balls of Regia Design Line Kaffe Fascet yarn in the Molten Earth colour way from my stash.

Pattern: Goddess Shawl by the Knitting Goddess
Yarn: Regia Design Line in Mirage Earth
Started: 12th May 2010

Although this is a great project to have cast-on given my current mood and very tired state, as it is relatively simple but with enough to keep me interested I think I might have to cast-on something else in a more cheerful colour. So I am off to go and have a look through my stash and see what grabs me.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Half A HD

I feel like I might be coming down with a bad case of startitis; so in order to try and stop myself starting dozen of things on Sunday I cast on a pair of simple ribbed socks with a ball of yarn which has been languising in my stash for far too long. This afternoon I managed to finish the first sock and have cast on the second; hope to get most of the knitting on the second sock finished this evening while watching the election results.
Since it would be really difficult to match-up the socks 100%; especially given the one row of pink after the heel on the first sock, I have decided to just go with the flow and started the second sock about were I finished the first so will end up with mis-matched socks.

And finally I have gotten around to blocking my Flames scarf.

Warm & Cosy Flames

Started: 11 Jan 2010
Finished: 24th April 2010
Pattern: Winter Flame by Juliet Romeo Juliet
Yarn: The Knitting Goddess 4ply Sock Yarn in Warm & Cosy colourway

The pattern is a free one I found on Ravelry and I am not sure if it available anywhere else.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

April Report and May Goals

My goals for April were:


  1. Finish Monthly Musings; No progress
  2. Make progress on The Big Zipper; No progress
  3. Finish Knitting Goddess Needle Holder; stiching finished just needs making up
  4. Start & finish Knitting Goddess Stitch Marker Holder; started


  1. Finish red marble short sleeved jumper; Yes finished and has been worn
  2. Finish Mae's yellow cardigan; have made a little progress
  3. Make progress on lace long sleeved cardigan; not even picked this project up
  4. Make progress on cabled jacket: as with the lace caridgan
  5. Finish Blur Easy Lace Scarf; finished
  6. Finish Flames scarf; finished the knitting and is currently being blocked
  7. Make progress on at least on project for the Knitter's Anonymous Knit Along; Yes Ishbel has been cast-on and is now at the lace section


  1. Organise my knitting; beading; stitching and sewing stash; Not done
  2. Finish at least one quilting /patchwork / sewing project; No
  3. Decorate my bathroom; No
  4. Make at least 4 posts to this blog; Yes

So in all I managed to finish 5 of the 15 goals I set myself and made a small amount of progress towards completing a few others. I did also manage to finish one pair of socks which have been a WIP since last November and I gave away the left over yarn to a friend in my knitting group who is making a sock blanket.

May is going to be very busy work wise so I am going to try and be a little less ambitious in my goal setting while still giving myself plenty of choice of things to do otherwise I will just end up doing something not on the list.


  1. Finish Monthly Musings
  2. Make progress on The Big Zipper
  3. Finish Knitting Goddess Needle Holder
  4. Finish Knitting Goddess Stitch Marker Holder
  5. Start one small project from stash


  1. Finish Mae's yellow cardigan
  2. Make progress on lace long sleeved cardigan
  3. Make progress on cabled jacket
  4. Finish Ishbel Shawl
  5. Cast-on 2nd project for the KA KAL
  6. Cast-0n and finish a pair of socks using yarn from stash


  1. Organise my knitting; beading; stitching and sewing stash
  2. Finish at least one quilting /patchwork / sewing project
  3. Decorate my bathroom