26 janvier 2008

An FO from France

Hello from home ;-) I amazingly have an FO to show you: That's right ! Ruby Slipper socks... and that's a pair!!! My friend Aude is going to be happy to see this! Cast on : 29th Dec 07Cast off : 26th Jan 08Needles : 2,5mm dpnsYarn : Jon's Ruby Slipper 100% FBL (No link today Jon, I've done so many already, people know your address!) So a whole month to do just one pair of socks, phew, and I can't even say as lots can that I was knitting a sweater, a stole, a scarf and a set of hat and mittens... cos I have knit just... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2008

Call me bad blogger

OK, just a short one with no photos to show you I'm still around and still able to connect... I'm basically travelling far too much with work at the moment to be able to string together a "normal" blogpost. So, last week I was in Slovakia and didn't knit at all !!! Imagine... It's just the conditions weren't right... Had a good time in the evenings all the same, we went out to eat and found some lovely traditional and local dishes to taste. Last weekend, I made alot of progress on ruby slipper sock #2. I got to the end... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2008

I'm bad at happy new yearing...

So, first things first, it's the 9th January and I still haven't picked up the phone to wish my friends and family "Happy New Year" etc... the reason is, I don't usually phone alot in normal times but phoning just to say that ??? It's beyond my comprehension I'm afraid. So, to family members and friends who read this: please accept my wishes for a fun filled and happy 2008, A serene year of happiness... I have been meaning to show you this original teapot and its cups:      This is a very... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2008

Happy New year 2008 !

Hiya and have a pleasant and fun filled year (meaning knit lots of quality and fashionable garments and accessories) 2008... So, sorry I disappeared for a few days weeks. Now, geographicaly since the last post: Last week of work in Spain where I "celebrated" my birthday on the 20th... Now here's a great story: when I was in school in France, alot of the christmas dinners were on my birthday and that sort of made me feel special (for no known reason, I know it wasn't a birthday do for me!!!) and compensated for having... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2007

Christmas market

This is mainly a knitting at home weekend with the sun shining into the lounge making it really nice & warm (peeked at 24,5°C with about 3°C outside).I did however put a foot outside to go on a shopping spree at Phildar's clothes section (had 20% off whole shop thanks to my shop card) to buy appropriate clothes for the new job.And of course, I went and had a quick look around the christmas market which is not easy to photograph and looks like this:     And I also noticed the centre of town church was nicely lit: ... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2007

Back from the far east !

I'm sorry for the long wait between posts... but you're about to understand how occupied I was. In the correct order : A nice photo (thank you morning sun) of the yarn I received from Jon at Easy Knits This is the best I could do for season spirit (don't put up a tree for just me). Last Friday, I left directly from work to go to Aachen in Germany to celebrate a friend's birthday. It was a weekend thing and we were a group of 16! It was really nice to be with friends for a weekend, we all live in different parts of... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2007

New sock for ... can't remember !

OK, one photo session took place at lunch... I came straight home from work ravenous and knew exactly what I wanted to eat... Took advantage of cooking time to take photos in half-decent light... but totally forgot I'm supposed to buy a book for someone until too late this evening... Never mind I've got great photos for you, well there not blurry, that's something! First, a few details of the November socks (Barcelona socks) by Mona Schmidt:     And the newly cast on sock: These are jaywalker socks,... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2007

The promised photo

Here are the November socks : I tried to do upclose ones but they're all blurry...Have I already said, I'm really proud of these ???!!!! Got to go get dressed now, work is waiting...
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04 décembre 2007

New job, new pay ...

... but no place to sit and work !!! Yup, that"s right, on Friday new boss said on Monday you have to move to our office so I thought yeah right you're not serious but I couldn't really tell if he was or not. So this morning I put my stuff down in old office and went to visit new office and of course new team. I got ahold of new boss and asked "ok then where's this great desk I'm moving to", I at least got a look of half shame half amusement!!!! It was worth it. So looking uncomfortable, he said euh maybe next... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2007

Lots of goodies and things to see

As you know I went to Tunisia this week with work... The place I go to is a town called Hammamet which is really well known as a holiday place and obviously there aren't any "simple" hotels so we have to stay in a holiday "ressort" type hotel which looks like this from my window :            ... and a sock photo (inspired by the Yarn Harlot!) The inside is amazing also in a Disney-way, I love it but my photos didn't work out... maybe next time. Also, work related, I signed... [Lire la suite]
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