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Friday, July 10, 2009

Let's Knit

My copy of the new Let's Knit arrived today. I quickly flicked through the mag and found the feature on the UK Ravelry Day in Coventry last month. I was Let's Knit 'correspondent' for the day. I'm really pleased with the feature. It's only a small one, about 1/4 of a page. Simon got pretty excited too when he realised that one of the pics (and possibly both of the pics) they showed were his. I've also got an ad in this issue of Let's Knit. I've not advertised before but thought I'd give it a chance.

I finished the socks. I missed my deadline which was today but I did post the socks today. I had a bit of a set back and yesterday had to start the 2nd sock again. And I got to the toe before bed-time. That's not bad at all. A whole adult sock in a day, okay minus the toe but I could have managed the toe but I couldn't be bothered so the toe was knitted during breakfast this morning and the socks finished off and posted this afternoon.

I also had a big yarn parcel arrive today. I've been waiting for it all week and I'm quite pleased it didn't arrive earlier as I wouldn't have managed to resist the temptation to start knitting. The yarn is a gorgeous new Debbie Bliss yarn called Fez and is a blend of merino and camel. I love it. I'm not going to show you the colour or what I'm knitting with it. You'll have to keep an eye out for Let's Knit in the autumn if you want to see the result.

I love the names so far for the 'shawl with no name'. Lots of suggestions and I've no idea which one to choose. I've had such a busy day today I've not had time to look at it properly. And tomorrow is going to be even worse. So I'm going to extend the competition till Monday then I will make a decision I promise. I'm thinking I may have to have a vote as I like several of the names. Check back on Monday to see what I decide to do. If you fancy trying your luck in the competition, then scroll down to hte 'Shawl with no name' post.

Tomorrow the Liskeard Knitting Group of which I'm a founding member is having a stall at the Liskeard Show and the weather forecast is awful. We couldn't get a table in the craft marquee so have a stall outside. We've got a gazebo but it's only got mesh sides. When we were out there this afternoon that wasn't enough to keep the rain out. So please pray for dry weather for us tomorow. I've texted several Christian friends and asked them to pray and i've been praying like mad myself for no rain tomorrow.

I'm looking forward to the show. Our main aim is to promote the knitting group but I'm also taking a small selection of my yarn to sell. Tina Barrett will be there. If you read any of the UK knitting mags you'll have seen her work. And our leader, Hella, will also be there. She's an incredibly talented machine knitter and is bringing one of her knitting machines. I'll try to take plenty of pics.

I'm also swatching for a lace shrug for myself in my new Bambino Lace. I've decided on the main stitch pattern and i'm just trying out the edging for the sleeves. I'd like to get the shrug started next week. I've dyed some Bambino Lace in gorgeous purples and violets and it'll be a struggle to choose the right colour.

I've also had a new secret project commissioned. So I've got to decide on the elements for it this weekend and do some swatching for it. So lots of knitting to be getting on with.

Here's a sneak preview of the Yarn 4 Socks sock.

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