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:


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!

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...

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


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...


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