Monday, 6 February 2012

Is it February already?

Well January went quite quickly which is always good as it is never a really great month.  I'm not all that keen on February either but I do find this time of year much easier now that I have a job to give me structure and keep me occupied.

I don't have much news.................. I've been knitting and have finally finished my "Christmas" socks - which ended up so huge that Mr Locket was the lucky beneficiary.

I've also finished my green hitchhiker scarf and I absolutely love it.  Fred has christened it the "Dinosaur tail scarf".


It is so warm and snuggly and so very difficult to photograph............


these pictures made me smile as they show how totally inept I am with my camera.  But I quite liked them because you could see enough of me to know that it was me but not quite enough for me to start analysing and criticising and objecting to what I saw.  Unfortunately the green scarf doesn't go with my pinky/orange dress but I wasn't prepared to go and have a complete change of clothes in order to photograph the scarf.

I have started another hitchhiker as it is a great telly watching project - totally mindless but interesting enough to want to actually do it.  This time it is in a ball of Regia World College Colour in 6ply.







And I have started a new pair of red socks using the Filey pattern - but unfortunately you can't see the design on the socks (again because of my dodgy camera skills)



The pattern tells you to use lots of stitch markers that probably aren't really necessary but I like having them there as Moogsmum made them for me a couple of years ago :o)


My only other news is that I have discovered a rather surprising new hobby - well it is very surprising to me - and pretty much everyone who knows me too!

Hope you are all well and enjoying the snow (if you have any) or the sun (if you have that instead)!

Lucy x

11 comments:

73mw said...

After seeing your scarf I've just purchased the pattern but there's one thing I'm not getting (remember this is me we're talking about and I can have my stupid moments)... How does it hang down with two thin pointy ends when one of the ends is really wide on the photos... I know, I'm being a durrrrh, but what aren't I getting? Well done on the running thing, my fat wobbles too much to run - and my lungs can't cope with it either! You're the second person I know who is embarking on the C25K - I might do it myself but I'll wait for the weather to warm up and the nights to get lighter - I don't much like being out in the dark cos I'm also a woose as well as a durrrh. Well impressed with your weight loss too!

73mw said...

Don't answer Lucy - I can see where I was being a duufus now (I think!) I'll knit it and see. You're probably sitting there thinking, what on earth is she whittering on about - I ask the same of myself every day so you're not alone lol.

julie said...

Wow, you've been busy on the knitting front - I love your 'dinosaur tail scarf' (clever Fred to come up with such an apt title) and well done on the new hobby front - I'm in awe!

Thimbleanna said...

At a fun name for that scarf! Looks like you're having fun knitting - can you knit on the run yet LOL???

Julie said...

The scarf is beautiful and I can see where the dinosaur tail is - how cool! Juliex

dottycookie said...

Ooooh, I do like that hitch-hiker scarf, it's just my sort of thing. Hmmmmm.

Running? Oh my goodness. Oh. My. Goodness. Ali was talking on Saturday about starting to run, and the idea of "just" doing a minute at a time. Well, I have tried. And I seriously thought my lungs were going to burst. That or my chest was going to wobble off. I am not built for running, but good luck to you!!

French Knots said...

I like the dinosaur tail scarf, it really shows off the colours of the yarn well.x

Annie said...

I have a crotchet pattern a bit like that one - I might do it this winter. Far too much gardening to do while the sun is out here.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Such pretty projects. BTW popped over to your other blog...well done you! I think it's fab that your having a go at the running thing...I admire your efforts :o)

mrspao said...

Your Hitchhiker scarf is beautiful!

ladydi said...

Lucky Mr. Locket to get the Christmas socks! It is good to have a variety of foot sizes in your family for these eventualities. :)