Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The wind's gonna blow and the ground's gonna shake

It's been nothing but heat packs, painkillers, physio appointments and cups of tea around here lately. I'm ready for the pain to stop and for the sewing to start again. I've deleted all items in my blog reader as I was just never going to catch up. However I do owe you all a few photos of finished items and works in progress.

I made these socks last year, but I'd never worn them outside the house until Sunday. Sunday was the kind of day in which I decided I needed some hot pink in my life, and they were the most comfortable socks I'd ever worn with shoes so I started mentally kicking myself about the fact I hadn't made more pairs for me.

Peek a boo pink

So I started crocheting these in between doses of Digesic. They are made from Patons Patonyle and they are so soft. It's slow going - I can only work on them for a few minutes at a time. This is the leg of sock numero uno. Yes, I know it looks knitted. No, it's not knitted.

Start of new socks

I designed this scarf using Naturally JJ's Montage Canterbury. I was originally going to do an Anne scarf in it for Patricia, but the colours just went "cack" in the motif pattern. Then I tried swatching it in a shell pattern but the "cack" happened again. So the only thing for it was a mesh pattern. I have to block it but that can wait for another week or so. It's still not my favourite scarf, and it turned out way fmore pink than red, but I will wear it with my hot pink socks with pride. I crocheted most of it on the plane ride back to Canberra.

Scarf, unblocked

And this is Patricia's scarf in progress. I decided to use Te Awa 8 ply instead. It's really lovely stuff to crochet with, and I'm hoping it softens up with a wash. I'm probably only a quarter of the way through this one. Both the JJ's and the Te Awa were yarns I bought online from Tapestry Craft - I was a lucky bugger and won the $50 gift voucher at WWKIP a couple of weeks ago.

Anne #2 WIP

And finally, a finished item.
Mummy/Crit had a little boy a couple of weeks ago and so I made him a little jacket which could only augment his extreme cuteness. Crit and D'Arcy used to live next door to us in Emu Ridge and through bloggage we found each other again. I made half this jacket on the plane flying to Cairns (I only stopped because I ran out of yarn), and the other half the following night when watching TV with the folks. It's Panda Concorde, using the same pattern I used to make the jacket for the baby formally known as George's bump.

Erik's baby cardigan

And while a lot of you have been enjoying knitting camp, George and I consoled ourselves with Wollmeisse purchases on Friday night in between George's teeny contractions. But that's a story that George will tell in her own time.

And Canberrans, how about this wild weather, huh?


  1. What a bounty of prettyful fibrous goodness! Hope the pain is on its way out, if at all possible...

  2. You have been seriously busy ! (I'm glad I am not the only one who has to sometimes just delete all the unread posts and start afresh -esp if I have been away).

    Hope you're better soon.

  3. Wild here too - but I'm so pleased my SEX call gave you consolation.....

  4. Sorry to hear you've been in pain, and sorry to miss you today. I was probably asleep on the sofa. It is a beautiful jacket, and I will put up a pic of Erik wearing it, as soon as I can get one. He's been asleep since the beloved brought the jacket inside!

    I'm liking the idea of 'teeny contractions' (but I love birth stories)

  5. I can't believe you gals were buying wool on Friday Night. I remain in awe.

    Feel better soon, and when ytou do decide to venture out - I'm a lady of leisure for the next 10 days... :)

  6. another fab baby cardi!

    Heh heh, even at knitting camp we were "this close" to buying Wollmeise!! Can't wait to see what you got. (hope it wasn't MY spice market!!)

  7. Great projects Michelle - they're all extremely lovely (that baby jacket is especially cute). Take care of yourself and I hope you're feeling perkier soon.

  8. Wow, you're the crochet queen! Gorgeous stuff...I especially love your socks, they look like they'd be so nice and warm right now....

  9. Beautiful work. I am sorry to hear that you are unwell. Good weather or bad? I do miss Canberra's winter.

  10. I'm so glad to hear crochet socks are as comfy as knitted socks. They look so gorgeous.

    This weather is just crazy. Not enjoying the bad hair days, I have to say!

  11. Nothing like a bit of hot pink to make you feel better - and especially in the form of such lovely socks. Hope you are on the mend now.


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