knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

end on a sock

Bonjour mes amies!
it is 2008. How bizarre is that??
i finished Monkey's secret-ish socks 40 minutes before the new year (phew!) they are Opal Rainforest (first series) 4 ply in Doktorfisch (such an awesome name). I used the slipped-stitch rib pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks and while it was a slow going pattern i think it will be worth it - my monkey is tough on his's fair to say he is thrilled. I am such a good girlfriend (huge matyred sigh).
A certain someone bought a drum carder a little while ago and i have spent the last day or so servicing it. This has been great fun indeed! though perhaps a little spike-y. I include some carded fibre for your viewing pleasure: hand-dyed crossbred wool, 2 colours of hand-dyed tussah silk, black corriedale and white merino. Yummeh.
and the resulting yarn. this is only about 10 grams, i made a little batt and then used the andean bracelet method to ply it on itself. just playin', yo.

And my new year knitting is not all that thrilling. In the front you may observe about 75% of the second web sock... i think this is going to be gifted but i'm not sure to whom (though if i do finish tonight then i have a fair idea.). And behind that, the sort of pastel rainbow business is another baby surprise jacket (seeing as suddenly there may be demand for such things :p) in my hand-dyed 5ply. It's rainbow self-striping :D FUN.

And in case anyone is wondering what i've been up to....
any questions?

Oh, and Monty has gained about 65g in four days. Thats the festive season for you ;)

Wishing you all the very best 2008
Ms Spider xo

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  • At January 01, 2008 11:27 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    All the best for 2008 for you too!

    And you have been busy!

  • At January 02, 2008 7:18 am, Blogger kms said…

    you are a bad girl spinning and dying all that yarn and hoarding it for your own evil is all gorgeous, however.

  • At January 02, 2008 7:28 am, Blogger TinkingBell said…

    Aaaah, Beauty! A thing of joy forever! Happy New Year Miss Spidey - love the BSJ (How much yarn does it take?) Think I might have to make one just toget my head around how it all actually come together!

  • At January 04, 2008 10:49 pm, Blogger 2paw said…

    Happy New Year, you have been so busy, I love the Tam, it is fantastic!!! Very nice Doktorfish socks!!! I have some of your delicious green wool too!! How lucky am I???

  • At January 06, 2008 10:41 am, Blogger jp said…

    What yummy yarn and a great way to spend a holiday. I have mostly worked through so I should be posting this green for jealousy.

    The socks look fantastic.


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