Monday, 23 June 2008

It's An Monkey

I don't suppose there is anybody out there who is even remotely interested but I started Summer of Socks with a Monkey sock. I have managed to get to the heel turning point so far. You can't tell from the picture but the yarn is pooling in some lovely colour combinations (purple & lime, sage & dusky pink, pale blue and brown so far). I love how easy this pattern is. It is one I have thought of doing for a long time but was always put off. I think I like it because there is no chart to follow - yeah everything is written down which is always easier for me.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

At Last

Yep the title says it AT LAST I have scrapped. Helped by this sketch but nonetheless I have actually done a scrapbook page and here it is.

The papers were from The Scrap Room kit in May and are Crate Paper Blue Hill.

This was the house we stayed in at Belle Dune a few weeks ago. The landscape picture shows the block of 3 it was in. Ours was the one with the terracotta trimmings and dark roof on the right. The portrait picture shows it from the other side. I was almost stood in the lake to get the picture.

I also finished the Berlin socks for the sock knitters pentathlon and not at the last minute for the deadline as was the case last time. I'm not too keen on the yarn I used for these. It was this one from Yarntreehouse which changes colour as you are knitting.
It is hard to explain what I mean unless you have actually used it yourself but if the balls were anything alike then they would have been OK but they weren't and colour matching was impossible.