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Saturday, March 25, 2006
  what self control!
Well, I am very proud of myself today. I went into numerous shops today and did not buy a thing. I browsed knitting books in bookshops, yarn in yarn shops and knitting magazines in knitting magazine shops. Not one purchase! Even though SS was with me encouraging me to go for it. Nothing jumped out and grabbed me. Not even the possum/merino blend (!) in a gorgeous shade of purple. Actually that turned my stomach. I hate possums.

I am looking to knit Clapotis in the nearish future, and have been looking for an appropriate yarn to use. I can not possibly afford the suggested Lorna's Laces, as it is a 50/50 wool/silk blend I am wondering about the Cleckheaton Country Silk. Any advice for me?

Here is what I have been doing lately:

These are my socks, and I love them. Yes, they are baggy. Yes, 8ply socks are completely impractical because they will NOT fit into shoes. But who needs shoes? I never wear shoes at home anyway. Just my new green and purple socks. I am unsure whether I will ever knit another pair. But, I have done these. Challenged myself and been successfulish.

This is a very simple roll brim hat knitted for the smallest member of our family who is three, and who loves pink. I have actually undone and reknitted the end of this twice as in my enthusiasm to finish I made it too small. Twice. Anyhoo, it fits now, with a bit of room to spare. Now the first daughter wants a beanie, in time for camp on the 5th April, so I have done this tonight:

The yarn is disgusting acrylic which is fat and skinny and oh so plastic, but this is what she chose at Spotlight last weekend. She is knitting a bit too.

And finally, this:

Which is the bulk of the back of the Manly Sweater from SnB. I really like it and so does SS. I am finally in the swing of the 5 1 rib. I like the green stripes. The other colour is black - I have 'enhanced' the photo and it looks brownish. I don't know whether Cindy has been sending vibes my way, because gee willickers I am into green at the moment. What the heck am I going to do for Project Spectrum next month? Orange! Yellow! Eek.

I have added and subtracted from my wishlist. MIL is about to get a scarf, a very simple lace pattern. Are any of you going to knit for the Guardian Angels this year? I thought about knitting something a couple of years ago and never did. Now those morons at Sunrise have alerted me to the project, I think I will become involved. And will work to involve others, which I can do through my work.


I am not s(green)ending eerie ESP waves througreenh the air!! Tru(green)ly I am not!!
You show such self restraint!!
Love the socks, they look very comf and warm. I have to sing the 2 and a 1/2 men theme every time you mention the Manly Sweater.
I did a Noro Clapotis and I thing you need to choose a NOT fluffy yarn. It was a big pain dropping the stitches down all the rows as the fluffiness made them stick.
Love the beanies, especially the green one!!!
I have something in reserve for next month's Project Spectrum, but I was surprised at how many red/pink things I was able to do. Who knew???
Cindy is a green person and I hate to tell you that so am I, not quite as green eyed as Cindy but I do tend to go for jade, turquoise and teal shades of green. Maybe it is her corrupting me after all!!!!

I also read on her blog that you whimped out on coming over and saying hi to the stall holders, shame on you ;) I was only there till 9.30 but the others would not have bitten, well I don't think so, he he.

I love your socks, they are so warm and cosy looking.
Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv the socks.

I was only at the market stall for about 10 minutes but the ones that were there the rest of the time were lovely people. (That's Suzi, Sandra and a few others.) They don't bite. (Much) He, he.

Hope to meet you in person soon.

LOVE the socks! Gorgeous colours!

The Manly Sweater looks great too! Bet its going to be lovely when finished!

My 3yo always wants to wear my beanies I knit! They are so cute at that age.


I have been meaning to drop you a line and see if you would be able or would like to come out to aevening meet-up with us? After much discussion we thought before Easter and Monday seemed to be the only night that suited everybody.

I think we have Monday the 3rd or the 10th of April? It has been suggested we go to the Basin Cafe at the Gorge, would it suit you to come out for dinner or after inner?

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