Tuesday, 23 July 2013

WOYWW #216 - new socks, more socks, undone socks.

Today I am joining in with WOYWW which is Julia's brainchild. A very nosy way to look at people's workdesk and craft spaces. It's very addictive.

I have been away for some time. Mum was visiting from the UK for six weeks, then our friends were here for a few days. Lots of entertaining, laughing, walking, playing, but no crafting. So today is the first day I have been able to get up to my lovely craft room and although I haven't really done anything, I have been able to put stuff on my desk ready for doing. So, my desk, not in the middle of work but about to worked on....

My Sleepy Seep has finally been finished and is reading to be wrapped and sent to its new home. A new baby boy here in Canada but of English parents. One of my new friends from the ex-pat group I joined. I am thrilled for them. He was born on the same day as the new Royal baby.

On the left is a pile of Mollie Makes bought over by my visitors wi lots of new projects to do. Left corner front are two new patterns for socks and new wool and needles. Who knows when I will get round to doing them. One of the pairs is for my Mum for Christmas or Birthday depending on how quick or slow I am! The boys chose the wool for her which is nice (especially as they agreed and didnt argue about it). The other, I am not sure.

At the front is the sock I started on ages ago. It is a work sock, red, grey marle and cream. I undid it all because I decided I wanted to knit them for Huffle for Christmas and the rate I am going, I better start now.

I think that is it. Hopefully I will be able to get round to more people this week as the kids are on holiday (actually thinking about it, that might mean I have less time - we'll see!).

Right I am going to crack on with this work sock now.




Anonymous said...

Here a sock, there a sock, everywhere a sock, sock! Which one is for Moo? The blue wool or the pinky looking one? Lovely to see you back, would have thought all you want to do is lock the door to the loft and put your feet up for a week! Nice to have the anticipation of new projects to start.

Brenda 28

My name is Cindy said...

Goodness looks like you will be busy! welcome back, Cindy

Regina Hamilton said...

Good luck finishing the sock. Happy crafting #12

Bridget Larsen said...

wow you have a lot of patience knitting socks, it would take me years just to make one side lol
Bridget #24

Helen said...

Good luck with the socks... and getting back to crafting. Helen 7

Annie said...

Good luck with finishing off your fab projects.
A x # 8

die amelie said...

I LOVE sock puppets - wish I could knit better...*sigh

Have a wonderful WW!

die amelie #88 xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Famfa
it sounds like you have had an amazing time with your family and friends and I think we all need to catch up like that from time to time.
I am sure you will get cracking on your crafting and sock making so I am looking forward to seeing what you do
Sending a hug for WOYWW and I hope you have a great week

Ria #45

Julia Dunnit said...

Good uck with the socks..not a fast enough hobby for me, socking! Nice to have you back, but even nicer to read of good times with your Mum and assorted friends.

House of Bears said...

We always wanted to make a sock monkey, alas we can neither knit or sew. So we didn't! Have fun with your projects.

Waving hi from the House of Bears @#90

ike said...

Gorgeous little Sheep and I just adore the little chicklet on top your sewing machine :-D


IKE in Greece xx #13

Krisha said...

Knitting is not fast enough project for me either, neither is crocheting, but I do pick up a needle now and then for something small and quick. You have my admiration in knitting all those socks.
Kisha #22

Anonymous said...

I really admire your patience in knitting socks, I really wouldn't know where to start!

Adorable little sheep too :)

Dawn #74

Winnie said...

Gosh, this makes me wish I did needle work! I bet they will treasure their handmade sockgifts. Nothing better than someone making something for you. That sheep is coming along ADORABLE! Enjoy the time with the kiddies....Winnie#82

Anne said...

Hello and welcome back. Sounds like lots of good reasons for being absent though. Sounds as though you might be too busy for crafting for a little while. Happy WOYWW Anne x #9
Thank you for visiting me. x

Danie May said...

Loving your little knitted sock sheep for baby and I look forward to seeing all these projects you have ready to start on your desk turn into little works of art over the coming weeks. Enjoy and Happy WOYWW! Danie #74