Wednesday 4 August 2010

Clickety Clack

My needles have been busy :) I made another sheep from Anita's pattern.

A boyfriend for Woolly, although I think she's a bit above his league!

I love the versatility of knitting - being able to switch yarns and change the eyes has made Lem have a totally different character to Woolly. I think they make a great pair!

Also on (and off!) the needles was a snuggly hat for my DS's birthday in September. Muted green colour, so I hope he'll actually wear it.

And Dad's birthday socks are *nearly* finished -woo!

For some reason I find socks daunting. And they're not really. And if I didn't get sidetracked so easily, they're quite quick to knit.

I do love working with symfonie dpns. Not only to they feel great, but they're just so damn pretty to look at. As you get 6 needles, it's been easy to knit both socks at the same time so I can keep double checking the row counts and lengths against each other. Because socks should match, vaguely!

Moving on to the garden, I planted up potatoes for Christmas this week. Charlotte, Juliette and Maris Peer - 2 bags of each. I needed some way of telling them apart, so crocheted some hearts for the bags.

They all look a bit floppy at the moment, because they're only half full of compost - I'll keep topping them up as the leaves appear, and can't wait to have summery potatoes in the depth of winter!

Finally, a quick shot of one of the many visitors to the garden. My camera is not all that wonderful, so I'm rather pleased with this macro shot :) A lovely lady came yesterday and took photos of everything for a gardening competition I entered for a giggle. Her face bore a look somewhere between being bemused and impressed. I could ask for no more.


  1. That fluffy sheep is just adorable!

  2. OMG, fluffy sheep might be even cuter than the first sheep. (But they are both really really cute!)

  3. I think Lem & Woolly look especially adorable when they're together!

    I love the pic you took of the bee in the flower! It turned out perfect!

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    (¸..•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`-: † :- Anita

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