Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I wanna play - NOW!!!!!!!!

This is what I am supposed to be doing. I don't mind decorating it's just that this is dragging on a bit and there's new fibre to spin and lots of new wool tops to make felt stuff for my stall. We do a few festivals in the summer and at this time I am always behind schedule making stuff to take. I know that the quicker I do this the quicker I can do the other stuff but.........I'm not that grown up. ;-) I did play hookey long enough to finish off the Booga Bag. Just typo'd 'Booba' ....now that gives me an idea LOL My MIL gave me three of these cool buttons. Like little coolie hats in wood. I also finished the first Embossed Leaves sock. Try as I may I cannot get the bloody camera to focus so you can see the pattern which is a shame as it's pretty. If anyone is thinking of making these and is a little, er, generous of leg i.e. a fat lass like myself then I wouldn't advise the cast on in the pattern. I used it for a really crap reason - I had never done this particular cast on before. Now how dumbass is that?? Use a cast on that threatens your lower limb with
gangrene just coz it's a friggin' novelty. Like I said, dumbass!!! True, it really looks great with the ribbed cast on and all, but tighter than, well, a very tight thing. And then some. Ow. Thankfully I belong to the "Wearing socks pulled up is uncool" school of thought so it could be worse. However, if ya like 'em pulled high and proud and you're a chubby chick - do a stretchier cast on! ;-) Got a coupla pics of the man's birthday socks. The way I feel today he'll be wearing them rectally, but hopefully, by his birthday things will be better. Or I will have found another man with size 12 feet to give them to. Now, the reason for the slightly odd pics is that both pairs of socks have a leg that looks much better stretched out or you can't see the pattern. Ask him to put them on so I can take a pic? I'd have to speak. Nuff said. These are Cabin Fever's Celtic Braid Socks, great to knit, I love their patterns. In the leg? Sweet and Sour dipping sauce. ;-) The stripey socks are Limbo Mexico (I think) from Web of Wool. Bri loves these socks beyond all measure and wants to be able to open his sock drawer and see only hand made socks. Hmmnnn. In the leg? Home made Elderberry Wine. Oh, and one last thing, I finished these little bootees. Cover has fallen off the mag but it was one of the Christmassy time ones, I can find out if needs be. I love them and want to try the technique to make myself a sweater with a pointy edge in loads of colours. Better go and do some more knitting. PAINTING, I mean painting, I really do wanna play now!!!!;-))))


Blogger Holly @Home said...

Lorks Dad has size 12s..Mum says she could never get boots to go over her little chubby calves ( she says her 1/8th Russian is all on the outside). ....love the bag.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Woolly Wormhead said...

hey, loads of socks! Oh, just a thought, check out the spacing between the end of your typing and the end of the edit window when using blogger.... you're gonna end up with huge blank spaces everywhere!

Ok, shall stop playing teacher now.

6:22 PM  
Blogger sal the spider said...

Look Miss!! (hand raised at this point!) I've done it!!;-))))) Is that OK Wormhead? Anyway, I needed those spaces - they were the good bits!!;-)

7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came to your blog via the UK handknitters forum, I'm really glad I came, the only thing it was lacking was a hot chocolate and I can get one of those for myself. I laughed like a drain, I can see I'm going to really enjoy your blog. I love the first entry BTW. If I did a blog that would probably be the first and only entry! Rachel F

10:42 PM  
Blogger sal the spider said...

Why, thank you kindley Rachel!;-) Now I'm scared to post again as I've nothing to show and definately nothing funny to say!!!LOL
Sal x

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Sharon J said...

You're one hell of a sock knitter! What pattern did you use for the fancy purple ones? I love pretty socks like those. The cable ones would be good for Richard but I'm not sure I could be bothered putting cables on to socks because my socks are meant to be "stuff in the handbag and pull out to knit whenever have nothing else to do" projects. ~Sharon

1:38 PM  

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