Saturday, 30 June 2007

Baby Shower Count Down!

Have done the biggest shop ever for tomorrow. Need to warn people not to eat too much before they get here! I'm really looking forward to it though - will be great to see old friends and meet new ones and all with Nic's happy times ahead in mind. Which reminds me, still need to finish my gift!

In between baby showering, MBA, Pooch-maintenance and...what was that other thing? Oh yeah, working... I have been doing a cracking amount of knitting. Had a bit of a medication malfaunction this week and the mindless knitting on the EZ charity jumper really helped me calm things down. I've chosen saddle shoulders as I hadn't tried those before and it is working out OK. Almost up to the neck.
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Also while I was at our summer staff meeting yesterday I finished the cherry blossom sock using th yarn my SP gave me in my first parcel.
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Rubbish picture as the yarn is really divine and not at all dayglo. Cast on the second one on the tube home and managed to go three stops past where I was supposed to change so obviously a rather enthralling pattern!

Have also started something I've been rolling around in my mind for a while - a sideways sock. I had one attempt earlier in the year which turned out extremely malformed but this one is looking much better. I had found a couple of patterns on ravelry but one involved doing the straight bits then lots of grafting and the other put the seam under the foot, which I am never fond of. So I've ended up doing my own.
This is the heel...
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...which I've done using mitering and then a bit of jiggling. Here it is again
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and hell, let's not skimp. Let's have a third shot. This is of the whole thing laid out flat.
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This is the toe. Not pointy like my usuals but then the feedback I've had is that you *can* have your socks too pointy, something personally I have never agreed with.
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So I got so far and thought "Ha! Easy. Away I go for real." I dug out some Zitron Lifestyle that is german but which I bought in NY earlier this year (note: still knitting with stash like a good girl). I bought it and was then shown some small child knitting with it and looked on with horror at the fairly broad stripes of fair isle lookalike which put me right off it. But knitting sideways all stripes are thin and overall I am really pleased with it.
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That is one side of the heel you can see there. Next comes the sole then the other heel side before doing the top. What is that part of the foot called anyway?

Am hoping to get another podcast out this weekend. Thanks to everyone who has been saying nice things about it! If there's a blog you think I should be mentioning just point me to it and I'll give it the once over.

Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Button button, who's got the button?

Here is one for my podcast: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/littlelixie/podcastbutton.jpg

Lixie Knits It - the podcast!

To get it to appear you need to use this little bit of html but get rid of all the asterisks as they're making it not appear as html
**<**a href="http://lixieknitsit.podbean.com" target="_blank"><**img src="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y193/littlelixie/podcastbutton.jpg" border="0" alt="Lixie Knits It - the podcast!"><**/a>

and one for my ravelry addiction:
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I can send people the photoshop file for the latter if they want to sub their own name in it. littlelixieathotmaildotcom finds me.

Woo ha!

Monday, 25 June 2007

Ha!

Been mucking about on photobucket.com

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Ravelry mania is gripping the nation

Or at least that bit of it that contains me. Have been coming round from a migraine today but have found a little time to go on ravelry.com and have a poke around. I am so hooked. Do you remember when you first started blogging? It's like that, only better. I've been putting on my current WIP and adding projects to my queue and making friends with people (I'm littlelixie - send me a message!). It is just so darn cool. Join the queue now to get involved - they're sending out a thousand invites a week but the waiting list is something crazy like 7000 so get in the line now.

Enough hysterics. I have a finished object.
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Isn't it pretty? I want to wear it right now but am saving it for the wedding. And while we're at it, check out that cleavage. Yeah baby. This whole fat thing has some benefits anyway.

Friday saw me get a make over and I think I ended up looking like aunt sally. I think it is the lips.
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Once I got home and got rid of the lips I think I looked a bit better.
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Overall I think it's pretty good. I must have done really considering how much I spent on the make up. I could have bought sooooo much wool with that money! Here's the haul:
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So anyway, I've been away from ravelry for long enough. Might just check back in there and see what's new...
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