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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?