Monday, December 18, 2006

At last

I returned home this lunchtime to find a parcel on the doorstep, containing these.........

....... and on opening them these were revealed........

Yes, my long awaited sock club yarns from Hipknits have arrived. Lovely colours and the cashmere on the right is so soft. I'm sure they'll all make wonderful socks, and all for me! No one else is getting their hands, I mean feet, on this!

Some Christmas knitting has been completed and is now on its way to new owners.

These Booga bags haven't felted as much as I'd like, but it's too late to do anything about it now. I think they're quite acceptable though.

The yarn was Noro Kureyon.

Saturday, December 09, 2006


I've been having a very frustrating time recently trying to contact Hip Knits. In August I joined their Sock Club, and hoped to receive a skein of yarn each month for four months. In September I got the first skein and Steven now has new socks (see previous post.) Since then I have received nothing. I emailed Kerrie in November and received a reply saying that the missing yarn would be sent the next day, but so far nothing, and no reply to other emails. Has it got lost in the post or not yet been sent? Looking at comments on the Hip knits blog I see I'm not the only one having difficulty making contact.
On a more successful emailing note, Steven now has his picture on Radio 4's Window on your World, page 2, photo number 31. All the photos were taken at 5pm on Tuesday 5 December.

On the knitting front, I'm working away at Christmas presents, both to give myself and for other people to give ( you know who I mean Chris!) Here is a small sample of progress.

Very plain so far but I hope to add a decorative ribbing at the top. Wool came from Texere. No problem contacting them and a speedy delivery. As you can see, I've already started the second sock to avoid Second Sock Syndrome