Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Two finished projects and some eye candy!

The ironing has all been done but I have managed to complete the Yorkshire (French!) Market Bag (including felting!) and the Anonymous Sock Knitters August Sockdown. There are pictures!
The bag before felting:

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The bag after felting (two trips in the front loader on 30 degree quick wash produced a shrinkage of about a third & lost the stitch definition -one trip =25% and some stitch definition remained)
It was accompanied by one of the dog's towels, which has a slight browny hue now!
It was then blocked on a box wrapped in a towel (also belonging to the dog!):PICT0196

The finished (but not lined) bag:This afternoon it went to market..... well at least to the butchers in Pateley Bridge & did the job very nicely thank you! (No pictures- it was chucking it down with rain.... again!).

I saw some yarn on Ravelry...... I had to have it .....I found it on ebay...... it arrived this morning!
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Its Trekking XXX in colourway 100. Colourway 187 came too! Well, you save on postage if you purchase more than one skein, right?
The sock yarn that I actually NEED though is some in Gryffindor House colours! Whislt on holiday my sisters Mr requested a pair of socks, he was reading Dark Hallows at the time so I suggested Hogwarts House colours. He did an online Sorting Hat quiz & he was sorted into Gryffindor -so gold & dark red it is! Any suggestions? Me? I am in Ravenclaw!

The Embossed Leaf Socks are finished & ready for proud(?) display on Ravelry. I am very happy with my first (kind of) KAL.


Thank you all for the lovely comments about my photographs from Tiree. I will throw in another one...

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Sunrise from Stevie's Bothy. Taken by Mr J. I was fast asleep! Glad he took it, means we can all share it!

7 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! Your bag is lovely, that is on my list of many things to knit. I have seen that sock yarn before and thought that it is a great colour.The pictures on your blog are great too!

sarah said...

Stevie's Bothy looks *wonderful*. How long does it take to get to Tiree? I want to be (almost) anywhere but here! Isn't Ravelry a great place/idea/timewaster? :-)

Mrs J said...

Tiree from Oban takes around 3 3/4 hours if the boat goes to Coll first, otherwise around 3 1/5 hours.Most of it is in sheltered water down the Sound of Mull.

Ravelry should come with a health warning!Its great!

Janelle said...

I love that bag! And the socks are gorgeous. That Trekking is going to make some great socks, I love the blue one. At first I thought it was the same as Maia's Pomatomus', but I see it's a different number. It'll be interesting to see how it knits up!

WJS said...

hi

Looks like youre having a good time. Looks great up there. Iv been working at school, so you better appreciate the cleanliness! haha. Incidentally the geog class got all B's :) woopwoop. Not sure if you know or not. Uni here i come!

Artis-Anne said...

Great bag and the socks look good too :) Its just too tempting isn't it , but as you say it saves on postage :)

Artis-Anne said...

My you have been busy , is that the sock yarn I gave you ?
Love the bag and great haul of nice sock yarn there ;)
Stunning holiday picture