29 octobre 2007

My knitting with loads of photos

So, today is my Sunday and as it's raining, that gives me the perfect excuse to put food shopping off still tomorrow evening and swimming to tomorrow morning before work... I'm free to think and breath knitting First, sock progress: I put the twin in the photo so no cheating!!!! I've just turned the heel and am about to start circular again. Now, I will show you UFOs or WIPs, whatever you like to call them (UnFinished Objects or Works In Progress). A recipient for bathroom stuff that gets in a bit of a mess (by mess I... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2007

Another week...

... went by. What a week: On Monday I was up in a factory up North (of France for new-comers) so I got up early and got home not so late for once plus my day went well because our tests worked out great! Then Tuesday was a pretty normal day but Wednesday went on forever I had to get a train for Paris which left at 6:45 so that was an early start, then I had the interview for the really cool job and I caught a plane (or rather 2 planes) to Slovakia (the coolest place on earth... ok NOT !!!) and got to the hotel at 01:00. That was... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2007

I'm wearing a finished sock ...

... and it's the right size and shape, maybe not quite tight enough to qualify for a shoe wearing sock but feels great on the foot and will be worn in slippers to protect me from my tiled living room floor. And here is a finished sock photo (drum roll) I am very proud of this and am going to cast on the twin this evening before I get stuck with second sock syndrome !!!
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21 octobre 2007

Sock progress

Here I am going to update you on my sock-making: After the non-knitting episode during business trip, I got home on Friday and as always after a week away, I vegged out on my sofa (yeah, I'm so tired but I want quality time on my sofa anyway!!) until far too late.On Saturday morning, I was expecting a new washing machine (the 3 year old, yes three, one was broken and as always more expensive to fix than to replace) anytime between 8 and 13 !!!! So, at 8:10, they phoned and said it would be between 11 and 13... and they came at... [Lire la suite]
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18 octobre 2007

Better tell you right now...

OK, no idea how to say this so I'll just blurt it out: I HAVEN'T KNIT ANYTHING YET THIS WEEK So, after all those lovely promises of showing you a sock photo on Saturday, I'll probably be putting in a lame photo to cover my sillyness... I could give a photo of 3 magnificent tops I splashed on yesterday at the new "mall" they have build here (here is Sao Joao da Madeira in Portugal, yup we have factories in great places!). And with the job change lurking, I thought that it would be best to splash now than never! Plus, I... [Lire la suite]
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14 octobre 2007

Sleeves and socks

I had a lovely weekend ! isn't that nice ?!! I managed to finish sleeve number 2 and here is a picture of my progress of the whole pullover: All there is to do are the finishing strips of 2x2 rib for the bottom of the front and the top ribbing that covers the top of the sleeves and makes a link to the top front ribbing. Of course this ribbing means that I'll have something like 200 stitches on the needles at once which also means (I have experience) about 15 mins per row!!!So I chickened out and made my sample for first... [Lire la suite]
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11 octobre 2007

Sleeve coming on...

Here I am proud to present is my friend Mr Sleeve 2! He's been knitted on and off for ... well over a week ! How did that happen ? so much time going by ???I think I can answer that : there's alot going on in my life. There's all of the job interview stuff and the business trips ... and talking on the phone to my Mum and my friends about the job interviews and the trips and potentiel boyfriend stuff (lol). So, just in case you're interested which you could be because it will affect my knitting and blogging time:- The really... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2007

what a week !

Hey ! As I said, what a week! It started OK, had a great Monday morning, then I left work woth my boss to go have a meeting at one of the nearby (1,5 hour drive away) factories. That's when it got bad : he didn't seem to want to talk about anything not even work related subjects... then we had a crappy sandwich and the meeting was awful : I tried, I really did try to say intelligent things only he kept interrupting me! Then he gave me his keys to go fetch something from his car and didn't thank me for that. So we left the factory... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2007

Socks, I'm in a sock mood !

This could be overwhelming for day number one but here you are : I'm in a sock mood, I think sock, I breath sock, I dream sock... but I haven't started knitting them yet and I'm not even sure I have the right needles. To be honnest, I only have one sock to my name and I'm not even putting a photo of that just yet! It was a marathon 'cos I got the heel wrong had to "frog it" as the american/canadiens say (I would say I had to undo it and start again!) and it's still without twin sock !!! So, on Thursday, I went to Paris... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2007

Beige gipsy pullover

Hey again, Here is my project in progress : OK that's just a sleeve and only sleeve number one (don't you find it's a drag to knit the second sleeve ?!)This is what it's supposed to look like finished : So the back and the front are done, sleeve number one should be finished by this evening and then it's all up to fate !
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