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making new things and trying to get an 8 day week

inside the snooks

inside the snooks

Ever since I saw the yarn club that Skeinqueen made based on the TV series Pushing Daisies I have coveted the colours. I have already made socks for my Darling Aunt from the Darling Aunt yarn. Kiknits and I had been round SQ headquarters helping prep for the Socktopus show when I spotted a new version of Olive Snooks in Squash and that was that. I have been itching to knit something with it, in my head I could see what it was and the picture above is the inside of the snooks.

The fairisle pattern is almost a circle that shifts along on each repeat. The pattern is knit in naked yarn and the thumb has a different pattern. I am now on my third variation of these, then the pattern will be tested and released. In my head I was thinking of circles and strange quirks and sunny days.

Speaking of sunny days, I have been on a few walks with OH and May (our dog).

cow, man and dog

cow, man and dog

The picture was taken on my phone so apologies for low quality but it made me laugh, it’s in the Town Centre of where I live and made me run an impromptu Twitter competition *to spot the place* – the winner of a lollipop was the amazing knitwit.

My OH is a carpenter (I know, I am very lucky) – on my about page you can scroll down and see the yarn store he made me. Now he is also at work on projects such as sock blockers, glove blockers, portable yarn storage, yarn displays and much more – I’ll keep you posted!

Right, I better get off here and write up that pattern properly…

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6 Responses to making new things and trying to get an 8 day week

  1. mel June 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm #

    ooooh….lots of wooden stuff…I’m intrigued and can’t wait to hear more!

  2. Helen June 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm #

    I like the new blog look! How lucky you are to have an OH who is able to make yarn storage and sock blockers and such. Maybe one day my OH’s skill with quadratic equations will come in handy …

    The gloves are very pretty.

  3. Zoe June 15, 2009 at 11:10 am #

    the gloves look fantastic – can’t wait for the pattern, i am already saving my pennies for it!

    Thanks for your inspirational words today, I don’t believe in heralding modern day celebrities as inspirations or heroines – but you’re one of my real life heroines. Hope that doesn’t freak you out too much!


  4. alabamawhirly June 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm #

    thank you Zoe : )
    not stalky at all……

  5. Paula aka bundle June 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    oooh nice new webpages – my friend Claudia remembers you v well – and the sand :cryptic to anyone else:

    am thundering away (ok slight exaggeration) on my tempest so I’ll be back to the yellow socks v soon, x

  6. alabamawhirly June 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    so you are right, it is the strange things that get remembered…

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