Wednesday, 9 February 2011

New wool, new dishes, new techniques and a new friend

More wool accidentally jumped into my hands the other day when I was at Ring-a-Rosie's.  In my defence, I was minding my own business, buying totally different wool, when I spotted Barbara's latest sock knitting lying there in full view on the counter!  What was I supposed to do?  Ignore it?  Or fall head over heels in love with a ball of wool. Yup, that's what I did.  Totally irrational - but it is lovely.  I just wish I had a decent photograph of it but here goes - this is my Regia World College Color sock that I started this morning -


it's dk so it knits up super fast.

And look! I've got sock blockers! I'm SOOOOOOOOOO excited about these (maybe I need to talk to the doctor about my medicine levels?!?!)

I've blocked my first Spring Forward sock so you have to endure two new photos of it in all its glory

 The distance shot......................and the close up

and to prove that I haven't been completely lead astray by my new sock wool here is Spring Forward #2


As you can see, the way the wool works means that it is going to be an upside down version of the first sock, but that's fine.

Another new purchase was a beautiful set of blue pressed glass Sundae dishes from the local auction rooms which have been put to use for sweeties and jelly and ice cream.  

In fact I seem to have a camera full of photos the children have taken of their latest jelly creations - I even have videos of them turning the jelly out of the mould but I'll spare you those. ;o)





Daisy made me laugh the other day when she came through to the kitchen like this...........



her Heath Robinson-esque solution to the need to finger-knit on-the-go!  (her ball of wool is carefully stored inside the basket)

And finally, my new friend...............

.................likes to hang out in front of the computer checking out his antipodean cousins


Here's Baxter's cousin Spike.  Not an original name I know, but it's what Dottie was called when I was pregnant so it seemed a good name to choose.

He looks like he's striding out purposefully here!

Another fantastic pattern Jodie - and I might be able to squeeze a second hedgehoggy friend out of the fabrics you sent.  Once I've properly finished poor Spike -  who doesn't have his arms and legs sewn on tightly!  Only blog-finished, the poor chap.

Right, I'm off to knit some more of my sock..............

25 comments:

dottycookie said...

I'm sorry, you cast that on this morning????!!! I'm not worthy.

quinn said...

Wholly guacamole! You are a sock-knitting wizard!

And Daisy's design and engineering skills would fit right in at my place, as rigging up "look - this works!" arrangements is pretty much a sport here.

Knit on, Lockets! Knit on!! :)

Kitty said...

Awww, Spike is a cutie! You're doing well with those socks, Mrs L ... I'm thinking sock yarn knitted up into tubes would make wonderful jar jackets?! x

Dragonfly said...

Blimey! You're fast! I've got second sock syndrome (have had for, ahem, 14 months...)

MichelleW said...

Holy gwocomoley - how many fried eggs do you have in your house!!! Seriously lol

Whoooo - look at those sock blockers - they are great! The sock and socks-in-progress on them are pretty fab too :0)

Lovely glassware - yummy sweets - new yarn, cute hedgie and wonderfully inventive daughters (she gets it from you I'm sure as I know I've seen a similar photo of you, maybe your bag was a bit smaller, but still :0) gotta use what you have at hand). Fab post Lucy... I so wish I could knit socks! I've never actually tried but the whole 4 needle, heel turning thingie just seems more than I could cope with.

joanie said...

Your socks are gorgeous! Yet another project that makes me wish I could knit. And that Daisy is so brilliant,she should patent that invention.
Jx

Jodie said...

Lucy locket, You are sounding so well....all lucyish again !! I think its the knitting.
Spike is a dashing fellow indeed-A thousand thankyous for all your work !
Baxter and Lou say HI !

Lina said...

Your spring forward socks are gorgeous. I knit a pair a year or two ago with somewhat different *ahem* very wonky results!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Lucy -- look at all the beauty! Those socks (all of them) are just beautiful! As are those gorgeous dishes -- I love blue.

And sock blockers! I'm thinking your delirium has nothing to do with um..."outside influences"...I'd be ecstatic too!

Oh, and DottyCookie has an excellent point -- you're a FAST knitter!!!

Dionne said...

Holy frijoles! Your socks are amazing!
Cheers,
Dionne

loulee said...

\he's adorable.
OMG! Look at those socks.

julie said...

Oh, I'm in love with little spike! What a sweetie! Am also loving your gorgeous socks - one day I'll work to overcome my terror of knitting in the round and make some myself!

Moogsmum said...

Oooh - look at your lovely socks and those lovely sock blockers!!! That's one fabulous morning's work Locket and I love the new yarn.

I may have gone 'squeeeeeee' when I saw how much of your SECOND SOCK you've done! How exciting - a whole pair :o)

Daisie's yarn carrier should be patented - what a great idea and how absolutely brilliant that she just can't bear to put her finger knitting down. She's her mother's daughter!

And, Spike! What a lovely new friend :o)

xxx

silverpebble said...

Sock blockers! They're fantastic. Are you suer you didn't steal them off a wooden person?

Spike is stupendous.

Jodie's right - you sound perky and Lucy-ish. It's so lovely!

Annie said...

Your socks are awesome I love knitting socks but mine are not nearly as fancy and you are so fast!
Spike looks great too.

wonderwoman said...

wow your sock knitting is amazing - i can't believe you cast that sock this morning!!!! I must admit i often have yarn, and fabric that somehow seem to jump into my hands!!!

ladydi said...

Okay, I'll quit *wasting* time in blogland and get back to my knitting. I have never knit half a sock in one morning before!! Your socks are as pretty as a sunrise, and I love the upside down effect. Can we see what Daisy is making?

Jackie said...

Hooray! You are overcoming startitis!

Helen said...

Love the blue pressed glass Lucy . . . GORGEOUS XX

dutch sisters said...

Your socks are fabulous!! How sweet your little friend is!

Bobo Bun said...

I'm so impressed by your wooden sock thingy. Socks look fabulous I need lessons from you.

Have a good weekend.

X

Anxiety Cures said...

Those spring knitted socks are lovely!

Leanne said...

You put me to shame Lucy I started knitting a sock a year ago and all I have done is to the heel. I must revisit them winter is coming.

Michaela said...

Er, how fast are you knitting up these socks? They are fabulous! And I'm so impressed that you're actually making a pair!!!

WendyBee said...

Ha! Love the image of jumping yarn victimizing you at the yarn store. But I see you got the last laugh, taming it into a pair of socks!