Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wonderful Christmas?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa brought lots of great pressies to all you kids! (Big and small).

Well Christmas was very quiet in the gourdongirl house coz Robert was ill. He woke at 3am Christmas morning and was sick, I put it down to being excited but he then spiked a temperature and basically he has been ill since then. Unfortunately I haven't escaped the "dreaded lurge" either and have had to take 2 nights off work, take loads of Vitamin C and flu remedies etc.

However that's NOT the reason for this post.........I forgot to post about the rest of my holiday knitting and thought I'd do it now, before I forget again!! (This getting old has its drawbacks!!!!!)

Here are the scarves I made for the boys teachers and the retiral pressie for the School Crossing lady.

Left to Right:
1) Knitted in dark green silk/wool mix by Chelsea of England (I think!). The pattern is Fanned Rib Scarf from "Knit Ponchos, Wraps and Scarves" by Jane Davis.

2)Knitted from 2 balls of Rowan Tapestry shade 171 "Rainbow". 70% wool/30% soybean protein fibre. 120m/131 yards per 50g ball. 22sts x 30 rows = 10cm/4", 4mm/UK8/US6 needles. Hand wash at 30 degrees. The pattern is "Wavy Scarves" from Scarves - a knitters dozen.

3)Crocheted in red mohair/wool mix bought from ebay last year. The pattern is my version of a curly wurly.

4)Knitted from 2 balls of Noro Silk Garden, think the shade is 84. The pattern is a "Short Row Scarf" sent to me by my SP. (If you are reading this can you send me an other copy coz I leant your one out and it is now lost. I really liked your version!)

5) Knitted from 2 balls of Twilleys of Stamford Freedom Spirit, colourway 502 Fire. 100% wool, 120m/50g ball. Knits on 4mm/UK8/US6 needles, 22sts x 28 rows = 10cm/4". This is my version of a Short Row Scarf. I did write the pattern down, but at the moment I seem to have misplaced it!

This is the "Saver Sox" I knitted the boys for their Christmas. I also knitted 3 others as well, but forgot to take pix before I sent them off! They are both basic sock patterns knitted on 52 stitches. Both are knitted from left over Opal Sock Yarn, Roberts is Zebra from the "Rainforest" collection and I'm not sure what one Ronan's is! The stands I bought from the "Web of Wool" stall at Woolfest in the summer.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like your fortune better than mine! I keep looking for that man with no toes!
I hope you are feeling better!!
Love the scarves and socks!

5:07 pm  
Anonymous mazzam said...

Lucky teachers! I bought my socksavers without stands because a) I am cheap b) I thought it would be fun to hide them in drawers like a miser he he he. I hope you and yours are all better by now. Best wishes

6:35 pm  

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