Monday, 30 August 2010

Think Superman had one of these?

my hero
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
This is part of the boyfriends birthday present. His favourite superhero is Superman and I saw this on ravelry and thought it would do him nicely. Hope he likes it!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

lukewarm hot head

lukewarm hot head
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Was at a bit of a loose end last week knitting wise. I've a big project that I seem to not want to do and there's a deadline for it, hence me casting on everything I see.

I knitted this hot head in deep stash yarn. I got 2 balls of Patons Inca for 50p each many many years ago and never knew what to do with it, so Hot Head it became for a girl in work.

I tried it on before the decreases and though it was long enough so decreased away, finished it, tried it on again and now I'm not sure. I've enough yarn left over to make it longer though so I shall ponder and think on it. Yarn's really nice though, can't believe it was in the stash for so long, lol.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Blackpool Illuminations

This is pair 5 for Summer of Socks, and the last pair I'm going to do. I've managed to do my sock Christmas knitting in the alloted time, got a pair for myself done, and removed a few balls from the stash.

These socks were HUGE! Daddy sized socks. I ended up knitting both socks to 7 inches up the leg and stopping. The yarn was being used up fast and I needed to split the rest of it. So I had to wait until I came home from holiday to finish them. Serves me right for not splitting the yarn before I went though.

Pretty happy with them though but they're 3 stitches wider than his first pair, shouldn't really make a difference should it??

Monday, 23 August 2010

Easter at Christmas

easter at Christmas
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
This is pair 4 for SOS10. Started these for my sister straight after the ones for my brother. These are in Regia Exotic Colour (Easter) and were quite a quick knit compared to the men socks, lol. Have some of the yarn left over but i've plans for that.

Sunday, 22 August 2010

oh what a circus part 2

oh what a circus
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
So before I went off on holiday I managed to finish pair 3 of my SOS 10 socks. These ones are for my brother and he really does seem to appreciate the socks I make him. The last pair he got were started in Canade in February. When I gave them to him, he put them straight on and went out. Apparently that night he was in the pub with his friends, took his shoes off and put his feet on the table with a "look what my sister made me". If thats now appreciation, I don't know what is, lol.