Friday, January 27, 2006

Bin being bad

Some evil blogger mentioned a sale at Get Knitted so of course it was the work of but a moment to shoot over to their website and buy some goodies. I did try this before but I had unfortunately blocked cookies from their site so after choosing my yarn I progressed to the checkout only to be told that my credit card wouldn't work.


Not having much staying power I gave up on that occasion, but this time I persevered and I adjusted my security settings, allowed the cookies and did the deed. So I arrived home from my run on Wednesday to find a parcel waiting for me on my doorstep containing the following:-

One skein of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (Peacock)

One ball of Opal "Carnival" sock yarn

Two skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya (can't remember the name of the colour)

Well, they were in the sale, I was saving money wasn't I?

BUT I have redeemed myself to an extent by promising the Opal, the free sock pattern that came with it a new set of five DPNs that I bought in Bristol this week and some home made stitch markers to Ro, who has decided that she's going to KNIT SOCKS!!!!
HURRAH for Ro! (Everyone should knit socks, they're fab. I may knit nothing but socks this year. I may knit other things, but at the moment I want to knit socks).

In fact that's exactly what I've been doing. Using some cheap (but real) wool that I bought from a charity shop next door to La Ruca (wholefood shop and cafe on Gloucester Road in Bristol to which I make a delivery every week) I have been knitting a pair of socks, and here is the second one. In order to avoid "second sock syndrome" I have rather cunningly decided to knit the second sock first!) No that's not true, but it's not a bad idea is it?
When I finish these I'm going to have another go at a more interesting sock pattern. I tried "Elfine's socks" last year but gave up 'cos I lost count turning the heel and they were a wee bit small round the foot. I may try them again on slightly larger needles and CONCENTRATE this time. Want to try Grumperina's Jaywalkers too.

Ooops nearly forgot, someone on the tiger's supporters message board posted a link to this It's driving me mad and I don't see why I should be the only one to suffer. Go on, give it a go!


Sharon J said...

Just tried it. It drove me nuts, too! ~Sharon

Ro said...

I'm a genius too!

Woolly Wormhead said...

Bad girl for all that yan shopping ;)

Ok, have just woken up and need another coffee.... so far at 16 on that test.. won't let it defeat me!

Woolly Wormhead said...

Doh - had to go back to bed as my brain was too tired. Am now in the ranks of 'genius' yet am determined to get them all... damn it! Why do these things get to me?!

TutleyMutley said...

I like the idea of knitting the second sock first. This reminds me of the dieting rules I picked up last year: Biscuits have no calories because breaking the biscuits causes the calories to leak out. Food eaten from someone else's plate has not fat in it as it rightly belongs to the other person. There are more. But I can tell I'm boring you. :-)