And now back to our scheduled programming…

I”ve been out of sorts – understandably, but I’m back today with some piccies of  a few ‘little’ things I’ve done lately, and a short train story for you at the end !  Thanks everyone for all your lovely messages – I’ve really appreciated your concern and your support!

Socks…I’m addicted (as everyone said I would be) AND I’m about to embark on the toe-up adventure…stay tuned for the outcome of that!

These are three pairs I’ve completed lately, the red ones are the same as the first ever socks, knitted from sensational bright red – 4 ply Shepherd machine-washable baby merino!  Gorgeously soft and the stitch pattern is really great in the plain colour.

From Getting Started Knitting Socks

From Getting Started Knitting Socks

The ‘odd socks” are made from Grignaso Strong Print – and the recipient asked for odd socks so I didn’t worry at all about stripe matching!   

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The white socks are made from the Mockery Socks Pattern from Wired for Fibre and again knitted from Patons Dreamtime in 4 ply.  Lovely squishy and soft socks for The Little Princess.

<cokery Socks - Wired for Fibre

I also love this particular beanie.  I can knit one in a day on the way to and from work – the pattern is VERY simple but the outcome is lovely!  I’ve knitted many of these but have pictures of three of them for you to see 😉

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The green one I can’t recall what I knitted it from, the other two are made from Cleckheaton Kaleidoscope and as the hat is knitted sideways – the colour variations really stripe up nicely!  I love these!  To make them smaller or bigger I just change the needle size and the thickness of the yarn…..I always cast on the same amount of stitches 😉  Simple!

I’ve also just finished knitting a hat that is to  be felted – pictures of that soon!  I hope it works out OK!

And just so you know I’m back to “normal”…a train story for you!

Yesterday on my way home from work – I failed to score the PKP, however I did manage a seat that allowed me to knit “almost freely” so I pulled out my sock and started to knit. 

At the next station, a gentleman sat in the seat opposite to me ( let’s call him Darth Vader – man he breathed/snuffled  the loudest I’ve ever heard!) but annoying as that was, that really wasn’t the issue.   More accurately, I could have called him Mr-Extremely-Smelly- Feet!  As soon as he sat down, he decided that for HIS COMFORT (and obviously no one else’s) he would slip his shoes off under his seat and settle back for a nice relaxing trip home – ALL THE WAY TO MY STATION AT THE END OF THE LINE!!!!

Ugh!

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3 responses to “And now back to our scheduled programming…

  1. I think that you need to carry some clothes pegs just in case he sits near you again, he may get the hint. Your knitting looks fantastic, love the hats. Hope you are going along okay, a loss of any kind can be devastating, take care my friend (((HUGS))).

  2. Perhaps you could hand him a none-too-subtle packet of odour-eaters if you have the unfortunate experience of him sitting near you again. Then again he sounds like one of those people totally oblivious to anyone but himself!

    I was really sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you.

  3. Oh, by the way, did the book (Eat, Pray, Love) I sent you turn up? I sent it mid December so I hope so 🙂

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