Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Guess what

Guess what arrived with the postman this morning, no, not my HK order silly, this

yep, this is the xmas parcel I sent from Scotland, it apparently couldn't be delivered on the 7th Jan and they left a notice, my brother says not and then they shipped it back to me on the 1st Feb, by the slow boat of course. So now here is the thing, do I try again to send it?

Cobblestone is a big black hole and is driving me crazy. I took the unfinished Cobblestone with me when we went away for a few days. Easy knitting, round and round and round and round and its not getting any longer, for 3 whole days it measured 12", I need it to measure 18, its my own fault for having a tall husband!!

When I was away I did knit a pair of socks for a 5year old, her new wellies were a little big, so they were a necessity, she then had to be prised out them to be washed as they were soooo comfy, it is nice when your knitting is appreciated.

The vogue cardi is coming along, I didn't take it with me as it involves counting, pastis/holiday/lots of people and counting don't really mix too well.

My brothers birthday socks got started too, he chose the Trekking colour from my Ravelry stash photos, I did buy it for me but I am letting him have it, I am not really short of sock yarn, funnily enough!

This came too this week, its some yummy Wollmeise sock yarn, the only problem is that I might have to hide the purple one from my brother ;0)

The weather is still not very Spring-like, very wet and still cold, perfect knitting weather, if only everyone would go back to school/work and give me peace ;0)

I must finish this sock, I am posting it here so that I HAVE to knit it, soon.....


Elizabeth said...

Love the colourway of the Trekking.
Don't you love the postal service? Would it be too expensive to send it any other way?
I have a count to 100 or more each row and it requires that no one talk to me or I have to start counting again. And I thought it was going to be mindless tv knitting. Oops.

Midsummer night's knitter said...

The weather is very springlike here - well, it would be if I was back in the UK!
I have found my sewing mojo again. I am working on a crossover top. When that is done, I have some jersey to tackle.....

jessie said...

All your knitting is looking beautiful. I can't get over how your package keeps coming back to you!

That Cobblestone is so typical of stockinette stitch. You can work for days and not have it grow an inch. And then one day you measure and suddenly you're right there. (Or too far, sometimes!)

Susan said...

How funny is it the the sticker on the left side of the box looks like it says SNOB? I think I would try repackaging it and sending it along again. I'm glad that it finally turned up, though, so you do know what happened to it.

Alison Boon said...

Good old Royal Mail.
I hate knitting that just doesn't seem to grow. All you can do is keep at it, slow but steady wins the race. Love the sock.

Anonymous said...

Wow - that was a slow boat. It could have been walked from Scotland to France quicker surely - but glad it showed up all the same.
Love the Wollmeise - do you have a secret supplier?! That stuff is like gold dust here in the US.

Queen of the froggers said...

That is a lovely parcel. Your knitting looks great and the Wollmeise yarn is fab.

Poshyarns said...

Oh my goodness, well I am glad the parcel turned up, but that is crazy!

Complete sympathy on the tall husband thing, it is unbelievable how much more knitting (and expense) it makes for, my husband keeps hinting that he would like another sweater but the thought of all that stocking stitch....