I have had an impromptu few weeks off from blogging and podcasting...but I'm back again and have lots to share.
This is the year I turn 30 and so I have being trying to decide how to mark it. One idea I had was to dye my hair red. But I'm not 13 so I couldn't bring myself to do a DIY full change so this is the adult version.
Back in the real world the travelling button swap on ravelry arrived at Byrne Towers. It is a lovely idea - fill a box with buttons and send it round the participants. Each time it arrives you take out what you want and put the same amount back in. I scored this lot.
It had been some time since Pooch had come home with a weird present for me so I guess I shouldn't have been surprised when he produced this:
My biggest achievment since I last blogged is to have made a pair of shoes (ok, slippers). These are out of a japanese craft book I got on ebay a while back. They are not much but for a first attempt I think they're not at all bad and I have been wearing them.
1. Assemble uppers - sew at heel on outer and lining first and then sew two together around top of foot.
a similar book to the one I used and it is the same seller. I've had quite a few books from her and she's very reliable.
One bit of knitting I have been doing is my version of the button up socks from Ravelry. The pattern on there was something crazy like $8 so I winged it using my two-needle pattern. This one is a tad too small so the next will be a bit looser.
etsy from here. It's called Vinca and is kind of slightly hairy as if it had a small amount of mohair in it. I looked it up on ravelry and its been reviewed well. I love this colourway. I'm considering another sock yarn jumper in it.
Quite enough of a catch up for today. Tutankhamun and more knitting to follow another day soon.