Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Wednesday November 24th 2010

Well, I have very few days left in my 30s!  The big 40 on Saturday - ho hum!  Very down. Boooooooooooooo.

Cheering myself up with A LOT of creativity.  The granny blanket is coming on nicely and I now have 78 out of 96 motifs - phew!  Ground to a halt as I am waiting for more yarn to arrive, though, so I'm having to take a break from it for a bit.  The only issue being that when I'm sent the yarn to finish this blanket I'll also receive the yarn to start the next one ..... Blimey!  I'll be seeing granny squares in my sleep.  The more observant of you will notice in my pictures that I have haven't be sewing my tail-ends in as I go.  I was just so focused on crochet...crochet...crochet and I'm regretting it already; it's going to be a huge job. Bugger, bugger, bugger.

Yarn arrived for thigh-highs and matching thong.  Nice sultry colours as the client ordered.  Going to indulge myself with a bit of a crochet/knit hybrid and it's tonight's job to get the design sketched out.  Quite looking forward to it but quite anxious at the same time.  It's very daunting to make something as complex as socks for someone who is thousands of miles away.  Good job there's a tight dead-line so I haven't got time to fret about it - I've just got to get on and see what happens.   However, if you are an expert sock maker,  I really would be grateful for any hints or tips you have.

Final piece of news for today is that the new lot of Hoopla Yarn arrived.  I've got some really exciting ideas for it so watch this space.  Also got something else in mind that is going to be fantastic fun but my lips are sealed for now.  Got to sort a few things out first.

Ok woman!  Stop typing and start designing.  These socks are not going to make themselves.