I love knitting. As in LOVE it. Totally obsessed most would say! I knit, listen to knitting audiobooks, read knitting books, read knitting fiction books, read knitting magazines, listen to knitting podcasts, watch knitting dvds, watch knitting videos on youtube and did I mention I knit?? I am also rather keen on listening to audiobooks on philbert (the ipod, the love of my life). He is currently keeping a good 20 unlistened titles safe for me. I am also the organiser of the 'Stornoway Knit N Natter' because I got lonely and wanted to meet other knitters. Do you see a knitting theme here?
What am I working on?? Well, it's not that exciting really. My ravelry.com que makes me look like the most prolific and adverntureous of knitters. But the reality is a pair of socks and a hoody. I know, I am totally ashamed but I am on a deadline.
The socks are a basic plain stocking stitch pair. They are the kind I tend to carry around in my handbag. They are in a gorgeous pinky, purply, self striping 6ply regia and I love them. But I am making them for my mum for Mothers Day. Hence the deadline. And i'm making 3 of them. She's getting a pair and a spare as I had 3 skeins of this yarn so enough to have a skein left over which could make another sock but nothing else. Hey, we all need a spare though don't we?
The hoody is for the eldest child. He loves hoodys. He's getting to that age where he sits playing the xbox with his hood up. Indoors. Where it's dry. I don't get it either. It's in Sirdar Supersoft Aran and it's a cream fleck. It's actually a really nice easy knit which is good for knit n natter. Although I wish I had adapted pattern to do it in the round as that would be so much easier. Live and learn though.
I think that's all for my first post, hope you liked :o).