Sunday, 28 June 2009

Tofutsies socks

Tofutsies socks
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I finished my second socks today - i didn't knit any more of the Emerald OR start the other side of the cardigan. But look, another finished project AND ball of yarn!!!!!!


Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Look what I picked up again last night! It's the Emerald-that-would-not-be-finished!

To be honest the only reason I lifted it was so I wouldn't have to start the second front of the Paton's Vintage cardigan, plus this Emerald is on the cable rows. However, I really should be knitting the Vintage one, so shall get back to it - Emerald is now 3 rows longer that it was previously!!!!

Yesterday I turned the heel on the second tofutsies sock so that needs finished too.... so I think I'll take it in turns with the projects - do some Vintage, some Emerald and some sock, to ensure that I don't get bored, lol

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Not knitting!

This is a photo of my Westie Tintin. It was his birthday yesterday and he reached the grand age of 12 (thats 84 in dog years apparently) He's a greatwee dog and thought I would give him a mention on the blog and post a photo of his cuteness for all to see :)

Found this is the garden earlier - it was hidden behind a tree and I didn't see it - there are 3 other foxgloves against a different part of the fence but they aren't as nice as this one!

Onto knitting I suppose!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Another sock completed

Nicky, Jolene and I went to Ards to join the SnB there. The girls were really lovely, had gorgeous yarn and a yarn shop nearby! So 4 hours later I had a good bit of the leg done (the other pic is where it was before I left yesterday morning) and we went for a wee drive towards Portaferry where the sock was completed

For this one I attempted a picot cast off. I don't know if I like it or not - the picot rolls down and sorts folds in on itself, its a bit weird. On the plus size, there was no rib to do and no cast off so tight it would cut off circulation. I'll knit the other one and do the picot edging there too and see how I feel after a few wears.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

cardigan front is a go!!!

cardigan front
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Finally cast on the Patons Vintage last night, and this is the result of last nights effort.

The colour isn't that great becaue my camera sucks but the pattern is ok... not great but ok. I don't think I care that much to be honest. I'll see how it turns out once its a bit further along.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

regia socks are done!

regia socks
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
I knitted the second sock yesterday , in one day!!!! it was the one on the left by the way, and once again I could have made them sightly longer - it is my fear that I will knit them so long that I won't have enough yarn for the rib at the top. I'll get there eventually,lol.

Also yesterday I finished both sleeves of the vintage cardigan. Just the two fronts to do now, and i might start those later... I am swayed to finish the toe of the new sock I cast on last night, but we'll see.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Evil knotty yarn!

I've half the sleeves for this cardigan finished - I'm knitting them both at the same time so that if I make a mistake on one sleeve, I make it on both, lol.

I'm not loving the yarn though, in every ball I've knitted there's a big knot somewhere where they've tied two ends together to make the ball. Its seriously a pain. But on the bright side, I'm halfway through the cardigan and therefore halfway through the yarn - only 6 more balls left for the cardigan leaving me with a grand total of 2 balls left and no idea what to do with them!

My new mantra for this project shall be "only 6 balls left to go, only 5 balls left to go" etc. Hoping I get the sleeves finished today and then the mantra shall commence, lol.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

footie regia socks -halfway there!

footie regtia socks
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Last weekend I split a partial ball of Regia Stretch to make some footies for my sister (she's only 10 and therefore has small feet)

I cast on the toe on Tuesday while watching Angels and Demons in the cinema, and finished it last night.

I have been knitting the back of the paton's vintage cardigan at the same time, so this is a bit of a shock that its done already - I do have to thank an emergency dentist appointment on friday morning who made me wait for nearly 3 hours before seeing me ( that got me WELL up the foot I can tell ya!)

So now to move onto sock 2