Tuesday, 27 December 2011


I must not go to the op shop during my lunch break.
I must not go to the op shop during my lunch break.
I must not go to the op shop during my lunch break.
I must not go to the op shop during my lunch break.
I must not go to the op shop during my lunch break.

I ended up with 4 new circular needles, a HUGE pile of yarn, 3 photo frames, a half finished blanket and a dress. What do I do with all of this!? I have no space for the yarn I already have...

Sunday, 11 December 2011


So, I finished exams and am now enduring the intense wait until 5 o'clock this afternoon, when all will be known (eep!)

I'm now working 6 days a week, as well as trying to fit in all the seeing people thats supposed to occur over the holidays. Trying to fit housework and organising my units for next year around all that is proving difficult. So, knitting has suffered a wee bit. However, I cast on for a simple double rib beanie for mine bestest friend. I'm also plodding away on my socks, and have taught my boyfriend's sister how to knit. Huzzah, another conversion!

The jumper is having a nap, because I just don't have time to do all of the huge drop stitch stuff, especially as my only knitting time is on busses and trains. I've been sorting out christmas presents, and I thoroughly recomend Oxfam for those that are confused. Its a donation to someone in need if you're american, and if you're in Europe, Hong Kong or Australia, you can buy some really georgous handmade gifts, which are often recycled.

In other news, I'm still going on with my super long socks. I started to get excited about my gloves again, and started to cast on, but then promptly realised that I'd lost the pattern. Normally, I would photocopy another one, but unfortunately this had all of my corrections added to it. Good move Mara...

However, there has been a slight issue with my fingers. Alas, I have broken two of them, and so have been struggling with the issue of knitting while half of my hand is splinted.. But, my splint is now gone, and I just have a finger without a fingernail..

Due to the coming christmas time, I'm taking a small hiatus from my regular knitting exploits. I'm dissapointed that the Yarn Harlot hasn't finished her new mitten pattern in time for me to make christmas gifts, but hopefully it will be done in time winter :) A sad point of me having to put non-christmas gifts on hold is that I do not get to continue with my Beekeepers quilt. This is dissapointing, because it is a really fun pattern. I haven't done a huge number of 'hexipuffs' yet, but I'm working on it! And, it is the first onlilne pattern that I've bought, so that quite exciting.

I am however continuing with a crotchet experiment. I'm just doing granny squares, and eventually they will be a very weird, oddly shaped quilt that will perfectly match my bedroom :)