Tuesday, 21 February 2012

More knitting and the digital revolution

Dunk got his second pair of socks. They were going to be for Lewis (sorry Lewis) but I discovered too late that I had made them far too long, nothing worse than baggy toes on your socks. They are made to the Hug Me pattern the same as Jacobs.

Mum gave me some Christmas money so I decided to do something more complicated for myself and have actually paid for a pattern from the Interweave Knits website called Celtic Dreams (am hoping that just wearing it will turn me into the lovely looking granny in the picture:-). I am using the same lovely lambswool and silk that I have bought before from Kingcraig Fabrics, it is ridiculously cheap for an all natural yarn. The jumper is constructed a bit unusually, with saddle shoulders knitted first, then back and front panels, then sleeves picked up, then the rest of the body is knit in the round. So far, so good.
Here is a closeup of the lovely complicated central cable:
While knitting I have been listening to 'Things I Want My Daughters to Know' by Elizabeth Noble, which was ok, bit sentimental really (and predictable), nothing to write home about, so I won't waste words on it now.
This was my first foray into pre-loaded digital audio books. I did struggle with the advanced technology for a moment. The instructions said 'press power and off you go', no mention of putting a battery in the thing, there was no obvious opening and I was afraid of pulling the small plastic box to pieces, so I phoned the library. It all worked out ok in the end and the small plastic box very efficiently saved my place every time I turned it off. I have 'The Whole Day Through' by Patrick Gale for the train today ... am off to my sister's in Haywards Heath for a couple of days.

2 comments:

  1. You got that contraption from the library?!?! WOW! Look much too complicated for me! LOL! Yay for you! Glad it all worked out in the end!

    Oh my those socks are amazing!! Enjoy Haywards Heath!! Take care
    x

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  2. Hello
    I've noticed your blog in the sidebar of 'Tree Year'.
    I was 'following' trees before that started - and am continuing - so I've offered to help link others who are doing the same.
    The details are on my blog, Loose and Leafy.

    http://looseandleafy.blogspot.com/

    I'm making a list of people who are noting the progress of a particular tree (or group of trees, the plants and fungi associated with an individual tree . . . or . . . the definition of 'tree following' is fluid!)
    If you would like to join in with this, let me know and I'll add your blog to the list - with a link. Then, whenever you post about 'your' tree, let me know - either by leaving a note in the comments or by email, and I'll put an updated link to that too. It's all very informal and I'm still working out the best way to do it but do let me know if you would like to take part.
    Lucy Corrander

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