Monday, 10 September 2007

Those who can, do.

There are several rather unattractive insults that start like this but in my case it is very true. For if I could I would, but I can'[t so I'm going to get on with my knitting which is what I would be doing if I had any choice in the first place. Ah yes, can you hear the delightful overture played on kazoo and nails-on-blackboard that is the start of one of my moans about this goddamn MBA? The thing is - if it were easy there'd be no point doing it. But if it's so hard and time consuming why do I not find it is worth anything in the real world?

Ok, OK, I'll shut up. And all this distracting myself form what I can't do has meant quite a bit of knitting has taken place recently. Yes because the ugly duckling that was this..
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is now all grown up into this...
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Observe the sticky-uppiness of the seams, which I did indeed backstitch in the end.
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Yeah baby.
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So yes, a very good knit and very enjoyable. Good pattern and well written. Is one of web of wool's own ones. Can see myself making it again in years to come.

The other FO is the never ending jaywalker socks which I find I have actually only been knitting since July.
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The yarn is Stroud from Violet Green and really is lovely to work with. Haven't worn them yet so not sure what will wash like but will keep you posted. The service i got from them was really good too.
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Then I've just started a 2-needle pair of socks in this lovely stuff that my sp10 sent me. Is Loooooovely and soft!
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And finally I have begun the long-awaited u-neck fairisle jumper from vogue about a year ago. Loved it on first sight and the yarn is pukka jamiesons so none of your rubbish. Not sure about the very dark blue but have decided to just go for it and see what happens.
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I happened to pick up Rowan's book 10 which looks like an early nineties publication. The patterns are not remarkable although the pattern designer list reads like a who's who of today in knitting terms. What really caught my eye was the model. For yes, that is a young Kate Moss. I've never seen Pooch pay so much attention to a pattern booklet in my life!
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Speaking of him-indoors, there have been some classic Pooch moments recently. He spent some time doing his weekly wine-rack inspection on saturday.
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Yep, still empty. He did explain to me how he had had to start a new row for the whites or might put a white on the red row, although obviously he'd rather not. The problem was neatly solved by quite a quantity of wine being consumed last night during a poker evening. The picture below shows Joe, sporting his lucky afro, and Dann with 2 n's and ladies - if you're liking the look of him, are clean and live in london I might just be able to put you in touch. He does something complicated with hedge funds in the city and has a flat in pimlico that only needs a few balls of wool to make it look complete. He didn't actually say he'd prefer a knitter but I'm taking that as implied.
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Pooch didn't have a lucky afro but did have his trusty kermit.
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I, of course, had my lucky date cake - made in one of my heart shaped tins.
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Although as the cake dwindled so did my good luck - I came out £4.50 down - I could have bought a ball of wool for that!

1 comment:

Auntie Noo said...

It was great to meet you yesterday at the SnB (I came into the workshop room with Franney) Was this the cardigan you were wearing, it looked fantastic!

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