Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Knitalong Galore

Firstly I have to say thank you for all your best wishes for the IVF. Its going ok, the mood swings have subsided and I'm just an emotional wreck now, cry at everything. Guess its working!

Now, I want to get the sock bug, I really do, and what better way to do it than with a pair of Jaywalkers. I'm a bit late for the Jaywalker knitalong, so I'll be entering them into Yarn Harlots Knitting Olympics which starts on Feb 10 through Feb 26. Is anyone representing England? What are you making? Do you have a button? And any Brits that haven't entered, hit the link and join me.

I also feel that I want to add another book to my collection and what better way do it than ask for your help and opinions. I'm looking at three sock books in particular, Vintage Knits; Folk Socks; and Sensational Socks. Which one would you say was the all time best if you only had to choose one?

Have you been over to Lolly's blog and checked out Project Spectrum? A great little 6 month KAL. Basically each month you are to craft something in the following colours, can be anything you like: not only knitting. This is great for a project I've been planning to do. I want to make one of Debbie Abrahams' patchwork blankets from her new book, More Blankets and Throws. Lots of colour, I'm looking forward to it. Its not starting until March though, got the Olympics to get through first.

March - Red and Pink
April - Orange and Yellow
May - Green
June - Blue
July - Violet / Purple
August - Neutrals / Black & White

My parents are back from their holiday in Israel. Its great to have them home.


Lolly said...

Hey! catch that sockbug! I have it ;)

Thank you for joining my little Project Spectrum! I love to see that you are thinking about all sorts of projects, not just knitting. I am so excited! Thank you for mentioning it here too, Estee!

Sedie said...

crossing all crossable appendages for you and the IVF cycle. . . thanks for the heads up on the "spectrum" I'll definitely need to check that out. . . you look just like your mom.

Sharon J said...

Being a defector, I won't be joining you on the British team. I'm sure the UK team will be good and strong, though - just like it always is during the Winter Olympics (did you hear the sarcasm in that?). ~Sharon