September 10, 2008

Goodies from a blog friend:) 1st Solid sock finished

Yesterday Mr Mog and I went to visit a blog friend The Laal Bear. Ursula and Phil live in the village where I was born and lived until the age of 16. Not only that but they live in the next street to my first school. I'm a firm believer in listening to and seeing signs, things that appertain to what you are doing. For me signs like this are good, they reaffirm my thoughts on a first meeting. We met them at Woolfest and got on well so I was looking forward to going to visit. Like our trip to see Cecilia last week and Artis Anne several weeks ago, it was as if we had always known each other. No uncomfortable silences, no strangeness. We ended up staying for several hours and only left then I think because we had to pick up our grandson from school. Mr Mog and I hadn't realised the time. We had a gorgeous bowl of soup for lunch(well 2 bowls each actually)
We didn't come home empty handed either:)

3 skeins of yarn for me to dye

A basket to keep my yarn in as I knit, avoids it travelling round the room like it normally does. Made by Ursula.
A skein of Laal Bear hand dyed yarn, just look at those colours.
A wee selection of other yarns for me to play with:) Just look at all this treasure. I'm going to add the eyelash yarns in with mohair for shawls. The pumpkin colour and the moss green will also be shawls I think.
Thank you so much Ursula and Phil for a great day and some lovely yarns.


Then we come to this. This is my first sock for the Solid sock KAL on Ravelry. Each month there is a different colour suggestion and it has to be solid or shaded yarn no variegation. I'm going to try and dye each subsequent month's yarn but this first one I purchased as I wasn't sure how much time I'd have and how well I'd be to dye some. Oh and then there is the small matter of the current weather we are having, think rain, rain and more rain and you wouldn't be far off.
This yarn is from Ripples Crafts and the colour is Irn Bru after the Scottish drink from Barrs. It is a great yarn to knit with, very soft and a good twist on it.
Oh and notice the proper eye of peacock heel I've done. My very first.
Mr Mog is creating a shed/lean to where the greenhouse stood. That hasn't been a great success this year and as he needs space to create we have decided to turn it into a lean to. This way he cans tore stuff in there leaving the shed a little emptier to allow him to get in and work. He is totally enjoying himself and although he is shattered it is a good feeling when he knows he has done something to make him that way and it isn't just the treatment.

4 comments:

Ursula said...

Glad you enjoyed the soup . It was lovely to see you . Ursula

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

So glad to hear that you are out and about having such fun.
Like me you have some good friends through your knitting. Great isn't it?
A great day out and loads of goodies. What more could a girl want.
I am glad that Mr Mog feels well enough to re-organise the greenhouse into a shed. There is something about men and their love for their sheds. On the plus side it keeps their creative "mess" out of the house and stops us having to hoover up after them!
Irn Bru - made from girders - I bet they are not allowed say that now.

Cinders said...

Glad you enjoyed your day. Its so nice to make new friends through knitting.
Love the haul you brought back... now where does she live?? :-)

Artis-Anne said...

Sounds like a wonderful day had by all :) love the socks and a perfect heel:) wish mine were coming along as well !!