Wednesday, 15 February 2012

WIP Wednesday - Yarn Along

My word another week gone...how time is flying by!


So this is what I am busy with this week:






On my needles: I am almost done knitting some simply cabled socks for my hubby. Should have the pattern up by the end of the week.






On my E-Reader: I no longer have a "Real" bookshelf, my books are the virtual kind! So, this week I am reading: "All that remains" by Patricia Cornwell. I love her books and am enjoying this one also.



Kay was hankering to knit something again, as her WIP projects are still on the way over here, so I gave her some of my stash that is slowly building up and got her started on a pot holder. She has been in bed the last couple of days so hasn't made it all too far, but what she has done is looking quite good!


We have also been going through our attic getting rid of the unwanted stuff and making room for all the new boxes that are on their way and Jas found her magnetic building blocks, so she and Stefan have been building the most amazing structures:






Don't forget to come back tomorrow and share your Kitchen Krafts......

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36 comments:

  1. Love the socks. And the potholder :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Sarah, hope you have a productive Wednesday :-D

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  2. Great projects, love the cabled socks!

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  3. Hi Nat,
    That's really good news about the school! How exciting your fibre arrived, I am looking forward to seeing your spinning. Your socks are looking amazing!! Hope Kay is feeling better, her knitting is lovely!
    xo xo
    Linds

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    1. Hi Linda,

      Thanks for visiting. Kay is getting there, I think she will be great tomorrow again! I also look forward to seeing my spinning, I am a bit nervous about it, but will get over myself and start! Will let you know how it goes :-D

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  4. Those socks may be a simple idea but they are very effective.

    My kids have some of those magnetic things. I might have to find them from their hiding place to relieve a bit of boredom.

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    1. Hi Kerry,

      Yes, the socks are working out to be a dream, it keeps snowing and snowing, so they are coming in very handy right about now :-D

      Those magnetic blocks are so great, we almost need to restock as the projects are getting bigger and more complex :-D

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  5. Those look like the perfect "man" socks. DH would approve!

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for visiting. I am glad you like them, hubby has tried them on and said they are very comfy. I will have the pattern up by the end of the week if you are interested.

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  6. ooh pretty socks, love the cabling (i'm a newbie cabler), have a great day xx

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    1. Hi Vicki,

      Thanks for visiting. Cabling is so cool isn't it....looks so much harder to do than it really is. I love it, makes my work seem to grow sooooo fast because I am so busy concentrating on when the cable needs to come back in....love it!

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  7. Lovely cabled socks, lucky hubby.

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  8. Oh those socks look so lovely! I've only just made my first pair and have started a second pair, but both with self-striping yarn so they are just simple stocking stitch! :)

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    1. Hi Sarah,

      Thanks for visiting. Self-striping yarn is so great for socks, I love the way two pairs of socks in the same wool can look so different.

      Enjoy

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  9. Pretty cables! I hope your hubby appreciates the work you put into them!

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    1. Hi there,

      Glad you like them. Hubby says he can't wait to wear them (and he is kinda picky about what he wears)which is a BIG compliment! So I am trying to get them done asap, and I have the next pattern for my next pair already planned out.....so before I get the second sock syndrome knit, knit, knit! :-D

      Thanks for visiting

      x

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  10. Those socks look so soft and warm, I just want to put them on!

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    1. Hi Bonnie,

      Ah, thanks.

      So nice of you to visit.

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  11. I've said it before, but I admire people who can knit socks. I do not know why but I am always impressed. This also applies to yours.
    By the way: you have a nice postman:) Good luck with your spinning adventures!
    http://elisabethandree.posterous.com/

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    1. Hi Elisabeth,

      Thanks for the compliment. Yes, I must admit, postman is quite kind....I mean how did he know I would like to try my hand at spinning :-D

      Thanks for visiting
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  12. Pretty cables! I have a pair of socks on the needles for my Hubby too. Think I have to try to finish them soon :)

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    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for visiting.

      I love socks, I like the fact that if you stay knitting a couple of hours a day, you tend to have a pair within a couple of days!

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  13. Love the cabled socks! I have "Kilravock" in my queue for my husband - he wears a kilt occasionally, so I figure he needs some kilt hose!

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    1. Hi Jessica,

      Wow, that sounds like a challenge, good luck, keep us posted, I would love to see those projects finished :-D

      Thanks for coming past.

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  14. The socks are looking awesome. We have a few of those magnetic building toys. Unfortunately, our cats have taken off with quite a few of the ball connecters :)

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    1. Hi SarahFay,

      I recall many years ago my youngest daughter used to think they were some kind of sweet and swallowed the balls! We knew when they passed through by the klinking in the toilet!! :-D

      Thanks for visiting

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  15. The socks look great and those are some pretty cool structures going on too!

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    1. Hi there,

      Glad you like them.

      Thanks for dropping by.

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  16. Those magnets are so much fun. they really please the mathematician inside me.

    The socks and pot holder are looking fab too.

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    1. Hi there,

      Yes, aren't they just, you can't help but take them in your hand and build something - very addictive :-)

      Thanks for visiting!

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  17. greetings from california!
    lovely socks, i do love that grey. sounds like you are busy there, take good care!
    x lori

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    1. Hi Lori,

      Thanks for visiting from all the way over the sea.

      Have a great day!

      x

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  18. The socks look beautiful and warm. Lovely yarn.

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