Friday, 10 February 2012

TGIF

Unfortunately, that also means the kids are home all weekend, but at least I have knitting to look forward to on Sunday...

The boys are a bit wiped after their first (four day) week back at school, so I'm sure they're looking forward to the weekend. I've enjoyed my kid-free time, and can't wait for next week!

We've had this little guy hanging out in the downstairs bathroom for the last few days:



As far as I can tell, he's a North Island Lichen Moth. Doesn't he look lovely? As long as he doesn't eat my yarn, he can stay :-) I think we're safe though, apparently he likes to eat lancewood.

I haven't been doing much in the way of knitting lately, although I have finished a couple of pairs of socks in the last couple of weeks, and started a third.

Pair 1 - Shush, aka Shelves Upon Shelves, knit in Knitsch 'Zidler':



Pair 2 - Fillins (as in, fillin' in time), based on the basic toe-up sock pattern (Max version) from Vintage Purls, knit in Vintage Purls Max 'Ink Blot':



I used as much as I possibly could of this one skein of yarn, as evidenced by the leftovers, pictured below:



I couldn't have cut it any closer!

The socks I'm knitting now are Butterfly Gardens, and I'm using some rather lovely Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn, given to me for my birthday last year (sorry Polly, I said I wouldn't use it for socks, but I just had to!!)

I have been otherwise engaged finishing off the Vintage Purls pencil roving that's been sitting on my wheel for aaaaaages. I decided to leave it as a single, and fulled it slightly:



Approximately 620m of laceweight singles. Very fragile. It appears pencil roving is not my friend. Still, it will (hopefully) make a nice light shawl or scarf...

And I've got back into the swing of hand quilting! Finally!! I picked the worst possible month to start this up again - summer, duh! - but it's nice to have some hand sewing to do again. Not sure how far I'll get with it this time though. My enrolment application has officially been 'received' by the Open Polytechnic, and they're processing it now. Eeeek!!! Excited and nervous possibly-soon-to-be-adult student here...

Enjoy your weekend :-)

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