Wonderful Sunday

A cheeky breakfast at Cote Restaurant on this marvellous sunny Sunday!

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Followed by a brisk walk to see how the countryside is doing

 

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Then home to photograph another pair of socks ticked off – Surprise socks knitted with guess what Opal Surprise shade 4064.

 

Opal Surprise
Opal Surprise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I can’t help but think these look better in the photo than in the real – they seem a little washed out.
Maybe me!

Enjoy. xx

Kim Hargreaves – Embrace

Kim Hargreaves is veteran knitwear designer with over 20 years experience. Kim has just released her latest book – Embrace. Her books contain great patterns for sophisticated and cosy knits.

Embrace is a collection that moves effortlessly from the fading glow of summer into welcoming the arms of Autumn!

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It is a collection with a 70’s twist.

More pictures to come.

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Opal Rainforest XI

2015’s Rainforest XI range from Opal where all the animals represent law enforcement has arrived or should I say “cops and robbers”! Maybe I should collect them all and help save the Rainforests at the same time! Apparently over 147,000 euros over the last 10 years has been donated to this good cause and all thanks to us sock knitters!

The Detective
The Detective
Secret Agent
Secret Agent
The Inspector
The Inspector
The Witness
The Witness
Double Agent
Double Agent
The Investigator
The Investigator
The Scoundrel
The Scoundrel
The Snooper
The Snooper

 

What a lovely set of sock yarn and they have it on special over at Knitting in Newbury.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

The year is drawing to a close and has been a busy one. . . time for one last blog post of 2014. A low key New Year’s Eve feels pretty perfect!

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I will see you on the other side. 2015 is going to be a positive and healthy year!

Sixth day of Christmas

Pink Socks

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I have had this yarn a while and considering I love the colour pink I cannot believe how long the yarn has sat hibernating – no more.

I have also finished the neck of Haven and yes it goes over my head. Sew the sides up and put the sleeves in is next up – tomorrow hopefully or shall I save it for New Years Eve sewing up party.

Happy knitting.

Fifth day of Christmas

My goal was reached a few days – early.

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Ok so they need grafting – tomorrow. But I am more or less a clean sheet for the socks! No sock WIPS! So I can choose a pair to cast on New Years Day – a surprise for you at a later date.

Haven is nearly there as well. I think I am going to like this jumper muchly. I wanted to knit the neck in the round but didn’t have a 4mm circular in a short length …then… “you have some interchangeables – use them” so that is what I did. Magic – this neck is fun to knit – 9cm of moss stitch and then another 9cm of rib – I am currently on 7cm of rib – tiny bit to go and then it is the “sewing up party”.

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Maybe a New Years Day jumper!

Monday tomorrow – sixth day of Christmas.

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