Saturday, 3 November 2007

Cute stuff all over

The cutest first....
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Isn't he adorable? This is of course Pete wearing quite the snazziest handknit tank top I've ever seen. Spent yesterday in Romford with Nic and Andy who are both well. The pics are a little blurred as I didn't want to put my flash right in his face so you can't exactly see what he's holding onto - but it is the skeleton called Jack from the night before christmas! Andy got it for him the other day and Pete is obviously very attached to it already. Pete does this amazing thing where he looks at you with as if he's got his eyebrows raised and his expression seems to indicate that you've just performed a social gaffe. It's how I imagine oscar wilde would have looked if he'd come across a modern chav. It is terribly sweet and makes me laugh each and every time. Of course he also has the most lovely smile...
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I had a lovely time in Romford and Nic and I managed to find a few crafty goodies along the way. Here's my haul:
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There is a copy of 'Knitting' magazine there because, as I only found out after Nic spotted it, I am in it.
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Above Lime & Violet! Not that I care about stuff like that of course. Ahem.

There have also been other goodies coming into the marital home - the latest parcel from my SP arrived! Woo ha!
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The soap has reall loofah in it which I think is rather exciting. These especially caught my eye - aren't they cute!
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I am a firm believer that one can never have to many stitchmarkers. And these ones are especially cute!

The yarn in the pic is Shiladair in a beautiful red but there was also one other skein - Dream in Colour Classy in blue lagoon.
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Mmmmmmmmm. I was fingering this stuff in either IKnit or the 'other' shop on thursday but dragged myself away. Now I know it was the right decision! (The postcard under it is the portrait of Charlie Chaplin by Lee Miller. Amazing.)

I know what you're thinking - there's already been so much good stuff in this post. How much more can she possibly pack in? Well... the results of my dyeing have been making it into cake form.
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I particularly liked some of the cotton. I'm just hoping the colours survives a wash - test swatch at the ready.
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And finally two finished objects. A thick and robust scarf...
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...and a pair of mittens.
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The mittens are from Knitting Nature which is a really lovely book. They only took 3 hours from start to finish. Can see myself making them again in the future.

Just before I go things are hotting up for SkipNorth (knitting holiday extraudinaire!). We've got 17 people booked already with about a third of those being people who haven't been before. Lots of others have told me that you intend to book soon but don't leave it too long! Once the places are gone they're gone.

2 comments:

Fabienne said...

I am really bummed that Skip North will be the same days as CeBit (the ONE conference I am required to attend for work a year). *sigh* No fun British knitting holiday for me.

Sarah said...

Cute stuff indeed! Love what you did with the KN mittens.

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