Saturday, April 28, 2007

resurfacing

I've not died. Or given up knitting. I've just been busy. I've had marking, lecturer training, seminars to go to, a seminar to write, a chapter draft to finish and things to do for a conference I'm organising.

But now, at last, I have a day off. The marking is done. The chapter draft isn't, but it's at a stage where it needs to be left for a day. I have coffee, I have porridge. I have a vintage Dr Who DVD and it's a lovely sunny day so I think I'll go for a bit of a walk up to the Horniman.

And the knitting? I have been doing some, but it's still at that dull WIP stage. This big pile of fluff is the edging for the print o'wave stole.

mohair foam

And this? This is a hint of a Cheshire Cat. First one done, second is a good 1/8th of the way in. I'm going to change the ears and tail slightly for the second sock (and final pattern) but it'll do.

chasing the cheshire cat

12 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Both projects are so lovely!

Brenda said...

The cat sock is really cute! The lace looks so soft. I really like that color.

Anushka said...

That is one of the most beautiful piles of fluff I have ever seen.

Specs said...

The socks looks great! Are they going to be knee highs?

Alice said...

I did really think about knee-highs, it seemed very Alice in Wonderland. But I *hate* my calves so they're not! But they are toe-up so you can make them knee high if you want.

knittingphilistine said...

The fluffy gray cloud of lace is beautiful.

Stacey said...

the cat sock is coming out so cute!!! I love to see lace pre-blocking - the transformation is always amazing!

liz said...

hiya! i came across your blog because a friend has started making your 'boyfriend socks' pattern. i'll probably start a pair next...they are lovely!

anyway, just to spread the fever, i recently started spinning and need to tell all knitters what a wonderful thing it is. i highly recommend it. think of all the yarn you could make...:)

great blog!

Lindsey said...

I am looking forward to the next few weeks, when I will have a 3 month reprieve from class attendance, paper writing, and exams. I hope that your busy schedule is just busy enough not to be boring, but not so hectic that you feel overwhelmed. the WIPs are lovely, by the way!

nuttnbunny said...

Things are going great over at Ester Knit-a-long. Think you'll approve of all the purpleness. :-)

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