Sunday, November 26, 2006

Quick Post

Just a quick post to show an F.O. Socks for Steven in Hipknits sock yarn.

Simple toe up pattern with short rows toe and heel, K2 P2 rib.

I won't have much time for blogging or knitting next week as I have a friend coming to stay.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Hobbycraft Show

I managed a visit to the Hobbycraft show in Birmingham yesterday. I had hoped to attend the Knitting show at the NEC in September, but couldn't go as Steven wasn't well.
This show didn't have much for knitters, although there were a few yarn related stands. I had a sit down and Knit'n'Natter with Fred, Noonie and Mary, good to meet you all.
I made a modest Stash enhancement.
First some Bamboo sock yarn from Web of Wool. I haven't used this before but it feels wonderfully soft and silky.

Also from Web of Wool was this patriotic sock yarn, for some socks for Steven.

There was another show on at the NEC, Crafts for Christmas. I went in hoping to find some decorations but was disappointed. However I did find this.........

On the left 'Ribble', hand dyed wool and mohair, on the right hand dyed wool. Victoria Smedley sells mohair Teddy bears and hand dyed yarn and scarves, but doesn't have a web site.

As I say, a modest haul, but I'm hoping to indulge in some of Colinette's new Cadenza double knitting wool. I love the colours of Colinette yarns but find them too heavy to wear, so hopefully this will be more comfortable.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Garden again

Not much to show in the way of knitting. I have been working on various projects, but nothing completed. This post is about the garden. I actually managed a whole morning outside today. The summer is lingering on. This is the last rose......

. ........... and passionflower, which flowered poorly during the hot summer, but has come into its own this autumn.

Clematis Cirrhosa 'Freckles' is blooming very well and should continue through the winter.

And finally, last night's sunset behind the Clee Hills. It certainly has been a 'Shepherd's Delight' today.