Saturday, 5 May 2007

Slowly does it

One of the things about having a large and mature garden is that there is always work to do. This time of year is probably the busiest, everything's growing like crazy (including the weeds) and with the lovely sunny weather we've been having it's hard to keep on top of it all. So, much as I miss it, my knitting time has mostly been reduced to the evenings.

That being said, I'm managing to keep ticking over. My IVY continues to grow, albeit slowly and I've now turned the heel on the second of the Lickety Split socks. They fit me so nicely, I'm still toying with the idea of keeping them and making my sister another pair. Either way, I need to knit these again. Still as I want to cast on my Monkeys as soon as the DPNs are free, the next pair of these could be waiting a little longer.

As a little aside from the socks and the UFOs I have knitted up this little bag. Once felted it should be around the right size for a purse. The main chocolate colour is Twilleys Freedom and the stripes are in tapestry wool I found in the local Hospice shop. It's 100% wool so it should felt nicely and at 25p a skein, I couldn't really lose! I think I'll be back to raid their basket for some more very soon :)

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