Friday, May 16, 2008

Stitch Markers, Swallowtail and Mosaic Socks

The lovely Alice from Socktopus sent me these gorgeous little stitch markers with my latest order, I love them! Thank you Alice, I think I might be using them when I make some socks for Barry :^) You are very kind!
I adore my Swallowtail, it drapes so beautifully and is a silky sensual pleasure to wear
I used Handmaiden, Camelspin in Rose used the best part of Two skeins as I made my Shawl bigger than the pattern says
These are the latest Socktopus Sock Club socks, I love them! The entrelac bit is gorgeous although it has come out rather looser than the rest of the sock so if I knit another pair I will go down a needle size for that bit. The yarn is Middlearthknitter Yarns BFL/nylon
Isn't the colour gorgeous? The very talented Diane Mulholland designed them. It is my first successful short row heel and toe, excellent instructions there Diane!

Now I am going back to clearing out my kitchen cupboard, the one under the sink that is full of half full bottles of this and that...I think I will have a clearer head if I actually finish that task.

I have had ear ache for about three weeks now, off and on...the flying made it worse especially on the second honeymoon to Guernsey on Saturday. Didn't I tell you about that one? Ooops sorry....actually Barry was working there Monday to Wednesday so I tagged along for the ride. It was so warm and sunny and the seafood was out of this world. Thanks go to James, Barry's colleague for showing us some excellent restaurants, maybe we'll get to the lobster restaurant next time!

Doctors for me my girl! I am fed up of the pain and being deaf GGGggggrrrrrr!!!


RooKnits said...

Ooooh I love those entrelac socks. I am seriously regretting not signing up to Alice's sock club.

Queen of the froggers said...

I hope your ear gets better soon. I do love the Swallowtail, the yarn is beautiful isn't it.

missmalice said...

hope you feel better soon my dear!!

glad you like the markers. :D


nicolette said...

Two honeymoons...? Oh my dear, I have some catching up to do readings your posts! The shawl is amazingly beautiful!

nicolette said...

Forget to say I hope your ear-ache will disappear!

tiennie said...

Swallowtail is beautiful, the stitch markers are so sweet and the socks are lovely!

I hope you feel better soon!

Robin C said...

you better get to the doctor, you probably have some fluid behind the eardrum. don't want to damage your hearing.

I'm glad you're back and can't wait to see all the honeymoon pictures.

Love the shawl. I've not tried lace yet, need a dummy pattern, got any suggestions?

gilraen said...

Good luck at the doctors I hope it helps and you feel better soon :)

Absolutely fabulous shawl and socks. You do know you got me hooked on Camelspin now!!

I love the entrelac socks, now to work out how to do the entrelac bit!! :)

Terri said...

swallowtail is beautiful! I love the colour you've used:-)
I haven't started part three of the socktopus club yet, or part two either, i have half a karenina otn and thats as far as I've got LOL!!!!! The entrelac socks look brill!

Nora said...

Oh, that shawl is divine!

[Hope you get well soon.] x

Smellyann said...

Oh, my goodness, the swallowtail is gorgeous - I want that!!! Hope your earache goes away soon.

KSee said...

sorry to hear about your ear ache, probably all that traveling. You pick up all sorts of things traveling.
Your socks rock. I love the Swallowtail, great pictures really showing off the colors.

Rani said...

OMG! That swallowtail is wonderful. What a beautiful color. I hope your ear is feeling better. Perhaps one more romantic getaway would fix it .. . a little lobster never hurt!

Jo said...

Beautiful shawl Marianne!

Michaela said...

When are you bringing the shawl round? Just let me know and I'll make you some lemon cake to lessen the pain of giving the shawl away!!!

Probably Jane said...

Glorious knitting - especially the shawl.

Hope the ear clears up soon.

CG said...

Your blog is aways full of such pretty things!! Get well soon {{hugs}}

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