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Monday, June 26, 2006
Gee I have been slack! It has been over a week since my last post! Darn work. It really does get in the way of my life. A positive outcome of not blogging is that I have quite a lot to tell you . . .

I have finished my Opal socks, and here they are:

Those really are my feet and ankles. As you can see I have added a protective layer in order to get through these cold mornings! I like the socks, they are warm and nice and long, and quite successful for my first pair of toe up, short row heel socks. And, as they have so much blue, they are fine for Project Spectrum. I thought there would be more pink in them - I am sure one day I will be able to look at a ball of yarn and picture it knitted into something. I can't yet. I did manage to make them match though, so that's a bonus.

I knitted this on the weekend just gone, using Patons Jet and this pattern.

I love love it, it is so warm and squishy. And the colours are very nice. Mother loved it too and is knitting herself one. More on that later.

I turned the heel on a Jaywalker last night, toe up upside down style, and another short row heel. I am not going to make these very long, I am a bit bored with this yarn. I am developing a philosophy on hand knitted socks: If you are going to bother making them, they should at least be interesting, or pretty. I don't think these are either. Bad photo, sorry:

I received my Project Spectrum swap card some time ago, but forgot to mention it. Thanks Crazed Weasel! I have no idea who I am supposed to be swapping with this month, as I haven't received email about it yet. And it is only a few days until the end of June! Can you believe it?

How many of you headed to Spotlight today? Mother picked me up and we went this evening, leaving Little Purl in charge of the small people for half an hour. I selected a skein of Magicline cotton, two flesh colours balls for a doll, this pattern book (from which to knit said doll), and enough brown Country Silk for a Clapotis for Mother. Unfortunately I left my purse at home, and Mum paid for everything! How embarrassing. Never mind, I will pay her back in a couple of days.

I had better go and knit! Oh, I guess it would be unAustralian to end with anything other than
(I can't believe I have done that!)
Hear hear on the socks! They take so freaking long for me to finish (lifetime count? 4 1/2 pairs!) and I had sure better love them.

Yours are nice. I'm glad someone is out there making socks!

Although not Australian, I did watch the game, since I'm married to a soccer guy. Too bad about the cheapish ending.
I thought that my possessive feeling for my first pair of socks would fade if I knitted more. All that happened was that I ended up with lots of socks I can't bear to part with! Even my favourite niece didn't show quite enough enthusiasm for a pair to get given them. I can give anything else away!
Cheers Gillian
Very nice socks indeed, and the stripes match too!!! Also very nice scarf. You will be very warm. Yes I agree you should like your sock wool. I left my wallet at home when I was at the Black Spot of Doom Light the time before last!! Oh a Cup o'tea (Much better than the real name!!) for your mum!! She's very lucky!!
Socks look great!!

I have that knitting pattern book for dolls...Somewhere! lol wait..or was it the other one?

Scarf is gorgeous...

I have never understood the excitement over Jaywalkers...

Socks look great! I too am working on the Jaywalker, cuff down. I had a bit of a problem when I began the instep, I'm also using the magic loop method, not sure if that is part of the problem. Nice work!
I have a pair of Jaywalkers and wear them all the time.

How embarrassing. Forgetting your wallet. I keep forgetting my mobile when I need it.

Like the scarf.

Love the scarf! I might make one of those. I'm not having much luck with socks at the moment.
ah!! i wanted to knit that scarf too!! but havent found any yarns that i fancy. didnt thought of patons jet...hmm

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