Friday, December 29, 2006
Last minute xmas projects, LR progress, more media
This is the blanket I completed on 23rd December - a last minute present for the Cog's dad, who has ME, and gets cold. It's full needle rib, the entire length of the chunky machine bed and I used up a few oddments to make it. Mental note - FNR on the chunky gauge should be kept to no thicker than 4ply. It was ruddy hard work!
One skein scarf, crocheted from the "Happy Hooker" book. Alas, I failed to compare the length required with the length I had, so had to skimp a bit - lost a row of trebles, and cheated on the bobbly edge somewhat. Just made it by the skin of my teeth!
Crocheted ipod case, also from the "Happy Hooker" book. Alas, it fits the old ipod and is a little too big for the nano. Now he's opened it I can measure up, and make a smaller version. Anybody need an ipod cover, with integral belt loop?! :)
I got some cool presents this year - one being The Knitter's Handbook by Montse Stanley. Who knew there were 10 odd cast-on methods? I only knew there were 2! Funnily enough I'd bid on this book on Ebay before xmas, and missed out by 50p. I dunno how the Cog (my other half) knew I was lusting after this book!
Kellie was on BBC CWR last night talking about the Coventry Knit-Wits, and we were featured in the Coventry Evening Telegraph yesterday - I knew they'd pick a week when I wouldn't be able to get hold of a copy (having been in Rugby all week!)
See y'all on Wednesday 3rd!