Tuesday, 12 November 2013

WOYWW - a whole lotta woolliness

Hello. It is snowing here and -3*. After a brisk walk in the forest I happened upon my desk, realised it was nearly Wednesday and took a snap. Surely you know what all this is about by now, but just in case you are new or just happened upon this post, click here to find out details and how to join in.

At the back of the desk, looking like a big mess of wool, is my baby snake - ahhh now I feel I guilty, this should be finished and sent by now (eeeeekkkk). Next to that some wool for the sock front left (this is a Christmas present for Grandad). My tin of 'bits'. A big pile of socks, all waiting to be blocked, wrapped and given away. My Denby coffee cup with coffee in to keep me going. Some Christmassy cotton I picked up yesterday to make another dishcloth (not sure if I like it or not!). Centre Stage is my Christmas Stocking. I am so very proud of this. It is being knit on two circular needles and is fair aisle, which I have never done before and I AM LOVING IT. I started it last Friday and I can't put it down, hence everything else is just sitting there. Left is Grandad's sock, coming along nicely. I am actually on the foot part now so will hopefully get it done before the UK posting date. And that's it except if you want to see the Stocking up close or the pile of socks.

Amazing

Ridiculous - there are fourteen socks there (okay 7 pairs!).

....and my good friends, I leave you with a photo from my forest walk. The floor was amazing, like all the individual leves had been frozen and coated in a dusting of snow. Just lovely.

 

16 comments:

butlersabroad said...

I love your fair isle Xmas Stocking, you're an amazing, fearless knitter! I loved the dishcloth too, might have to search ravelry for that one. Love the leaves, better than my frosted deck! You're going to have to explain to me what it is you think should be on my desk this week, cause either you've spelt it wrong or I'm as thick as two short planks! Either way, haven't a clue what you're on about dearie!! You might have to do the linky thing tonight if it goes live, cause I have a headache and I'm putting myself to bed!!

Hugs
Brenda

butlersabroad said...

I love your fair isle Xmas Stocking, you're an amazing, fearless knitter! I loved the dishcloth too, might have to search ravelry for that one. Love the leaves, better than my frosted deck! You're going to have to explain to me what it is you think should be on my desk this week, cause either you've spelt it wrong or I'm as thick as two short planks! Either way, haven't a clue what you're on about dearie!! You might have to do the linky thing tonight if it goes live, cause I have a headache and I'm putting myself to bed!!

Hugs
Brenda

Regina Hamilton said...

I love that Christmas stocking. The pattern is stunning #13

jill said...

Lovely knits & photo of snow . happy woyww jill #28

Helen said...

Oh those Christmas socks look fantastic! I love the frosty leaves you came across on your walk, beautiful! stay warm. Helen 17

Lynn Holland said...

Envious of your knitting skills but not of the snow
Lynn :)

Neil said...

Hi there. Just popping my head round the door to say hi.
Thanks for the peek into your creative world today.
Hope you have a good week too.
Neil#39

Annie said...

You're an amzing sock maker. I'm sure every pair will be treasured....all that love keeping their toes warm and cosy :-)
Hugs,
A x # 47

JoZart said...

Super socks and very festive too. Well done!
Jo x

Roberta B said...

lol yes I do know just what you man. And I love your photo of the forest walk.. but man it just makes me feel all cold again. lol Thanks for sharing your photos and bright blessing to you and yours. Roberta 68

Glenda Brooks said...

Wonderful knitting everywhere! Wish I knew how to do that! Never learned!
Glenda #70

Shaz Brooks said...

The socks are amazing! Beautiful. and your forest walk picture is so lovely. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

Sharon Madson said...

Oh, how I wish I had a forest walk, and some knitted socks!
Happy WOYWW!
Sharon
#52

Andrea said...

christmas socks are stunning ..love the pattern.. and loving that big pile of finished socks too would be perfect for your winter walk...cosy toes! thanks for sharing have a great week Andrea #35

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! With frosty forest walks like this you're going to need those lovely socks! We keep being warned over here that we are in for a cold winter but I doubt we'll reach Canadian standards! Oh! and I just love, love, love your Christmas stocking! Chris 61

glitterandglue said...

Lovely Christmas stocking. well done for trying out fair isle - great fun, isn't it?! Love the look of that walk in the forest - being by the sea, we have to REALLY have cold weather before we get frost or snow.
Have a great week.
Margaret #42