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28/05/2010 at 20:02
OK, I have now cast on the 8 with the proper wool, increased at each end of every knit row til I had 16 stitches, and now I am doing stocking stitch for 21cm.  Found tension was quite hard at the start but now it's coming good
28/05/2010 at 20:33

Soon have one cosy foot Schmunkee

I am charging along the foot bit of a sock.

28/05/2010 at 20:35

I love knitting socks now TP. I'm doing a pair that have come out in stripes for H.

28/05/2010 at 20:43

I use that self patterning wool that comes out looking a bit Fair Isle-ish pattern.  This pair is blues and purples but I got some which is greens/grey/orange today for the next pair.

Everyone is having socks in with their Christmas present from me this year

28/05/2010 at 20:47
I am having fun now , esp when the pattern says 'intermediate'.  But I have read on to the slipper upper
28/05/2010 at 20:55
Don't worry about that Scmunks, just carry on enjoying the bit you're doing.  If you're really fretting about it, scan in the pattern and email it to me and I'll have a look at it .... and then I'll forward it on to Kwilter who's the real expert!
28/05/2010 at 21:03
28/05/2010 at 21:07

Should be a  Kwilter.  You're the real knitting guru experty type person. 

I just get things to turn out looking how they should just by luck and knowing when to improvise.

30/05/2010 at 12:23
Good news.  Have knitted the sole and the upper and it was easier than I was expecting.  The wool is a faff to cast on and increase stitches, but looks great in stocking stitch. Just need to knit some ears and make a pom pom then I have one completed mouse slipper.
08/06/2010 at 14:28

I did finish my slippers, Kwilts, some time ago actually but have only just got around to photographing them.

Slippers mark 2

How are the projects coming along then?

08/06/2010 at 15:50

Small - I'm struggling to see where you put your foot into the cute pirate-y kitten  

I'm just getting back on track with a cross stitch Afghan for a friend's child. About 3/4 of the way there, G, Q, L, W and Y left to stitch.

On the list is a quilt to finish, curtains and cushions for the spare room and I'm trying to plan the next birth sampler. I'm one child behind on my cousin's production rate - I've told her to slow down, so I can keep up! I'm thinking something along the lines of some flower faries - she's called Grace.

08/06/2010 at 16:38

Oops... that didn't go quite right did it!?



Wow Helen, you're going to be busy by the sounds of it. Flower fairies sounds lovely. I loved looking at the illustrations in those books when I was little.

I'm planning on knitting jumpers for my nieces Christmas presents. I only have 2 but I'd better start soon as I'm not the world's quickest knitter.

08/06/2010 at 16:42

Nice slippers, Small

I have a week to finish Jonny Depp in cross stitch

08/06/2010 at 16:44

They look more like slippers!

Beebs - you have to post a picture of that - completely intrigued!

08/06/2010 at 16:45

Thank you Beebs

How do you concentrate...?

08/06/2010 at 16:51

He's Captain Jack, HL, its hard,small

I started him as a surprise for my eldest daughter for her 15th birthday, she has just turned 20

I had my reasons for the ling gaps 

She and her bf are coming to live with us in a week,she's been in Sweden with his family pretty much since the beginning of the year 

Pink    pirate
08/06/2010 at 17:07

My Christmas stocking practice run has stalled somewhat. I'm part way down the foot and if the toe is as hard as the heel I may stop there. It might not work that well as a stocking mind you...

Actually I think there's a flaw in the pattern - I'm sure it reverses at some point so you'd be continuing with the wrong side of stocking stitch on the outside. And despite the heel pattern looking as though I should end up with the same number of stitches I started with I managed to acquire a few more along the way.

Maybe I'll commission a couple from the MiL  

16/06/2010 at 13:53
16/06/2010 at 13:59
Beebs - you might want to check that link...
16/06/2010 at 14:00
What is the problem HL?
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