Thursday, June 19, 2008


Isn't it funny how life works? You go for 39 years of your life not knowing of the existence of someone else who you end up meeting and really liking. And all from a quirk of fate.

That's what happened when I started the knitting group. It was a quirk of fate which got me in touch with J through ravelry and we both said wouldn't it be great to have a knitting group at Borders in Cheshire Oaks. And it was a quirk of fate that brought the various knitters there on the first night. And that there was someone there who wanted to learn how to knit socks, and asked if I could show them.

That person was Becca. And we hit it off straight away. Enough that we met up independently of the group a couple of weeks later, and have done so a few times since. I think we have become quite good friends and to think we didn't know that the other existed 4 months ago!

Anyway, what I'm getting on to is this.....

Lovely yummy squishy hand dyed BFL DK that Becca got for me in Hay on Wye. There is about 200yds there, which hopefully will make one of these. Isn't she sweet?

I finished Colin's jumper yesterday. Well sort of. It is now lying on the arm of the couch in four pieces, taunting me with it's need to be sewn together. Any volunteers out there?

I'm probably going to rip out the Nutkin sock, eek. I knitted a round twice 10 rounds back which has caused a hole and if I rip back I don't think I'll be able to pick up the stitches. I could do it one stitch at a time but that is a total of 640 stitches one by one! I'm not totally happy with the yarn anyway so I may just go for it and then start over with the Socks That Rock. Now that I have wound it into a ball it looks an even more yummy colour.


Sarah said...

Hooray for knitting friends :o)

When you find a volunteer for the seaming can you let me know - I've got a cardi I could send their way!

Nina said...

I love those connections! Makes one feel all is right with the world. Well, at least within our own little world. ;)