Wednesday, 22 May 2013

WIP Wednesday

Hi, just a quick post from me today. I've got an extra child at home who is "ill" and I also ran a very busy toddler group this morning so I'm tired out and looking forward to putting my feet up and having a cup of tea. Extra child is fine, she was sick once yesterday morning but absolutely fine since. Unfortunately school has a compulsory 48 hour exclusion policy so she'll be back tomorrow.

As unexpected 7 year old's can mess up your plans for the day a surprising amount  I didn't get my sock cast off until nearly 10pm last night. I only had 20 rows of k1p1 ribbing to do but somehow I had no time...

I tried casting on a new sock yesterday evening and again this morning but I was too tired both times and kept muddling myself up and forgetting which needle was which and which bit went where... I'll try again after a cup of tea ;-)

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I can't wait to see what this yarn looks like as it's knitted up, it's so pretty! The colours are very Spring-like in my opinion. The colourway is called "Dazzle" and it's Laughing Yaffle Cloud Tweed Sock. Bit of mouthful but a nice effect.

I've also acquired two new books. I blame Sarah at Crafts from the Cwtch for the one about spinning. I've had a look through the first few pages and it looks very interesting. I can't remember where I saw the crochet squares book being recommended, probably several places as it seems very popular. Again a quick look through was very promising. I'm looking forward to having a browse through both over half term and maybe having a little play too ;-)

Now though I'm going to stop waffling, drink my cup of tea which is just about cool enough now and have a read of some other blogs for WIP Wednesdays at Tami's Amis

11 comments:

  1. Hahaaha - I've been enabling again, have it?!? I think it's a great book, I look forward to seeing what you think of it. I also have the crochet block book - it's great.

    Totally know what you mean about the 48 hour thing - I had both my kids off like that the week before last and I am STILL playing catch-up. Hope everyone is well and you get back into your stride soon xxx

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    1. Lol you have indeed, thank you ;-) I'm reading it in short bursts when I've got some child free time.

      Everyone seems fine although I am sooo tired. Roll on half term and hopefully the occasional lie in to 7am :-S

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    1. It's knitting up beautifully :)

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  3. That yarn looks lovely! As soon as I have finished my top, I'm getting on with socks again!

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    1. I've just ordered to skeins from Flamboyance yarns and signed up to their sock club as well. Stepping away from the paypal button for a bit now lol

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  4. A nice cup of tea will definitely sort you out! You need a little self time after having to take care of poor, sick children. Respect the Spindle is one of my favorite books, I feel like I learn something new every time I open it

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    1. Poor sick children? They're easy, it's the ones that aren't really sick and just want your attention all the time that are hard work lol.

      It's a fascinating book. I'd never heard of supported spindles before and it's nice starting to understand the differences and learn some of the lingo

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  5. Pretty yarn, can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    1. It's turning out beautifully, I'm almost up to needing to think about the heel I want to do :-o

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  6. Do voice your thoughts on that spindle book. I understand the monkey wrench of a sudden sick child. I am amazed at your district's 48 hour policy. Ours is only 24.

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