Friday, February 09, 2007

Socks, scarf, bag, garage & Buzzcocks.

Here is the progress so far on Heather's green socks. As you can see the 1st one is finished. I started the 2nd one and part way in I thought the pattern on the second ball of yarn was completely different because I didn't recognise any of it. Turns out the second ball was wound from the other end so it is backwards to the first one. Interesting!! I'm not frogging, I'm just going to keep going and I think socks are cool when they don't match anyway.

The making of them was slightly interrupted by spending 2 evenings making this for L. It's her birthday tomorrow, and I have still to make a card!

Talking to my mum on the phone I told her that once all the items I am making for other people are finished I am just going to make stuff for me. And I am not taking any more orders. BUT she then told me she would like a nice bag, and I reckon this one is very nice! So when I hear from her that she likes it I will add it to the list, but then THAT IS IT!!

The details of the garnstudio Fabel competition is up on their forums (see previous post for the links). It is not limited to socks, it can be anything worn on the feet, legs, hands, wrists, neck or head. The criteria are that it has to be made in Fabel which has to be ordered from Scandinavian Knitting Designs. They are sponsoring the KAL and providing the prizes.

Well, I said yesterday that not a lot was going on here, but I wish I hadn't because someone broke into our garage last night. We were lucky, they didn't take anything, but the house across the road had 2 bikes stolen (ours were chained to the wall so they moved on) and apparently at least 5 places were done locally. We had some footprints left in the snow across our back garden but they had more or less melted by the time the SOCO man arrived but we did take pictures. He said they looked like the same as he'd seen at the other scenes. He suggested we cover up the windows on the garage.

Thanks to Tina and Dreamcatcher for a heads-up about the repeat of Buzzcocks. I didn't see it on Wednesday because of that bloomin' disaster of a football match, but I have now Sky +ed the repeat. I wonder how Julian feels about Noel's blossoming TV career?

7 comments:

nanatoo said...

Julian's too busy thinking about his impending twins to worry about Noel ;)
I'm sorry about your break-in, the gits.
L's scarf makes me think of the Cookie Monster :)
I like that bag too, nice choice. My mum wants a pink kitten like I made for A. Humph.

donnac1968 said...

Julian's having twins?? How do you know this stuff??

donnac1968 said...

Wait a minute....are you a Modwolve?

nanatoo said...

My daughter is a Mod Wolf (she does the dance, as well as knows all the words to all the songs) I am a Boosh Ho' ;) I read the live journal group entries, those kids know EVERYTHING there is to know. I'll find you the addy.

nanatoo said...

http://community.livejournal.com/calmallamadown/profile

I'm warning you, you might spend hours on there (pics of them both, you know)

nanatoo said...

That bit at the end should say 'profile'

nanatoo said...

Donna, you meant Modwolve as in that fanclub didn't you? I didn't remember they were called that - what a wally! I tried to be one but you have to send 5 jiffy bags and I couldn't really be bothered. And apparently there is a delay in response and a lot of folk are being disappointed with the inefficiency. Are you one then??