Sunday, 30 January 2011

This weekend I've mostly been good

What a nice weekend, so far -
I took a bag of stuff to the charity shops and brought nothing back.
I made my marmalade, 12 jars now in stock.
I enjoyed a film evening at Pam's when we watched the funny and visually delicious Heartbreaker, starring the fortunate Vanessa Paradis. She made me want to move to Monaco, buy a beautiful silk dressing gown, lose a lot of weight and take up with Johnny Depp, actually I've always wanted to do the latter, OK the latter two, and I do have a silk dressing gown that is quite glam but a size 14 not 6.I finished another pair of Regia socks for the market stall (there is a clue to my downfall behind the sock). Mr FF spotted them, liked them very much and asked if he could have them, I do have enough of this yarn because I got quite a few orders for this colour combination so he could be lucky.
I took possession of 8 balls of Merino.Note no mention of purchase (yet) as this is a commission to knit the Smiling Jacket from Louisa Harding's Miss Bea's Rainy Day. Such a great little pattern book that I've used quite a lot, I'm currently on a campaign to get the kids I know into hand knits so there could be more. Amelia by the way was apparently delighted with her little cardigan, showing it off and hugging it round her, bless.
Finally, own up time. I've failed in my stash reduction efforts because Kemps decided to reduce their organic cotton and I bought 8 balls for £1.50 each. I did think when I placed the online order that I might use up more sock wool before the parcel arrived, but oh no efficient as ever it was here in a flash.The colour is borage which I had imagined from the website would be bluer than it is but still a really nice shade. So now the scores are Stash 5 Jen 4 (we are talking 100 gs here), must try harder, must knit faster, must stop speaking too soon.

22 comments:

  1. You knit socks in DK!?!?!!??!? Still lovely though.

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  2. I love the stripey socks! I've just about finished a pair for myself (I had started them before the three pairs for other people), but they are just plain blue (very cheap but very good sock wool I got some time age in Lidl!)

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  3. Can't beat a jar of homemade marmalade. We still have some jars left over from last year, so I'm not making any this time. Ha! I knew you would weaken in the yarn-purchasing!! Have a good week and knit faster!

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  4. You did very well to resist any retail therapy till now and that wool is lovely and a bargain at that price. I'll look forward to seeing what you make with it.......the stripy socks are lovely too, i'm not surprised Mr FF would like some!

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  5. Wow! You've been busy! I just love homemade marmalade. Must say your yarn order seems quite reasonable! Love the sock yarn, such pretty colours. Have a good week. Ros

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  6. My g'daughter is just crazy about socks! Stripes, crazy colors, plain...she loves them all. She saw your photos here and wanted to know if I could knit them...hahahhahahaha. Yes, I can, I told her. And them I take my magic wand......

    Can't wait to see what you create for the lovely blue!!!

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  7. Wow, you have packed so much into your weekend.....love the socks and Kemps is my downfall sometimes too, but that yarn is truly scrumptious and how fantastic that you are now receiving orders for baby knits too......you're talking to a woman who's very familiar with the chant, MUST KNIT FASTER.

    Because of problems with someone who reads my blog I've had to change my url address.

    http://two-pairs-of-socks-and-an-apron.blogspot.com

    Hope you still visit,
    florie x

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  8. Oh, the yarn... and Jam...Now that was a really good weekend! ;o) Delicious... ((HUGS))

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  9. You've been very good. I buy yarn and I don't even knit! What's that all about?

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  10. If you were in Italy right now you'd wear at least 2 pairs of those warm socks!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog :)

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  11. All these marmalade pictures are making me very hungry.

    Beautiful yarns too! x

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  12. i'll have to try and watch that film - sounds very nice. FAB yarn. xxxx

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  13. Jenny, I think many of us would like to take up with Johnny Depp! :)

    Love those colorful socks and your marmalade looks delicious!

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  14. Ooh, did someone mention Johnny Depp???? Love homemade marmalade, we can't find Sevile oranges here so improvised one year and made it with limes instead, sublime. Love the new sox, I'm STILL trying to finish that dratted scarf and I'm on a stash diet too!!

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  15. I did the same...Charity shop 5 bags- Me 0.....which is good as I am trying to 'streamline' - of course it won't last.
    Marmalade looks delicious.

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  16. Nothing more wonderful than home made marmalade. Yum.

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  17. I've made socks in DK too, in fact they were the only pair I've ever made. The sublime is lovely isn't it , imagine how many balls you would have bought if Kemps was your LYS and at the end of your street !!

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