Sunday, 20 January 2013


In amongst the stash I found some Panda Cotton Sock yarn from Crystal Palace Yarns, this is 55% bamboo, 24% cotton and 21% elastic nylon. The sweetheart socks where a winner so I've decided to knit myself another pair with this yarn. I've never used this particular yarn before and while it's easy to knit with I was a little disappointed by the amount of joins I encountered while knitting in the first few yards. I had planned to weave these in but instead I decided to frog (rip out) what I'd knitted so far. Originally I was knitting these on 2.5mm (size 2 US) Opal Bamboo needles but these have bent to the shape of my fingers over time so I've restarted them on 2.25mm.The finished result is slightly neater and I'm pleased I decided to restart the project. Needles are a very personal thing ans something I will look at in more detail another time. High on my wish list and what I plan to buy myself in the near future are a pair of Sock Stix from Lantern Moon in either rosewood or ebony.
Sweetheart Socks in Panda Cotton

Friday, 18 January 2013

Snow.....and stash busting!

Most of you in the amber weather alert areas in the UK will be struggling to get home in the bad weather. I have just had a terrible commute, but we've arrived home safe and sound. For those of you still out there or still working and due to drive later this evening may I wish you a safe journey.

On a positive note this weather means more time at home over the weekend, whoop whoop. I have decided to have a sort out around the home and OMG the amount of yarn I have stashed around the house is unbelievable. There must be pounds worth of Rowan stored in cupboards and boxes, I'm like a child in a toy store! 13 hanks of Magpie Tweed in a beautiful shade of squirrel, a half knitted monkey from the PG Tips advert, 2 hanks of lace and 1 hank of sock yarn from Posh Yarn are also lurking in a draw under the bed.  Seeing is believing so I will post pictures once I have recovered form the shock.

See you a round later.....

Thursday, 17 January 2013

New Year New Knits......

New Year new look.....

I can't believe I haven't posted for so long! It's so nice to have this cold weather so we can snuggle up on the sofa with the knitting needles and not feel guilty. Just lately I seem to have been knitted gifts or given away what I've made, however I have made myself some beautiful socks over the Christmas New Year break which has helped me get my mojo back. I've even treated myself to some sock blockers.....

These were a really easy basic 64 stitch top down pattern with a very simple but effective motif. I am really please with the way they have turned out. The yarn is a beautiful hand dyed 100% merino superwash wool in Winter Spice from Piece of Beauty Yarn Store. This was gifted by a fellow knitter purlpower who I met some time back while on the 'knitty' web site some time ago. So a big thank you to purlpower, I'm just sorry its sat in a stash for so long as they are beautiful to wear.

Monday, 28 May 2007

I DO have a life - take the test......

I DO have a life.

According to this I have no life."It’s been alleged that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 249 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, figure out whether you’ve got a life or not, and post it."

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(X) Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
( ) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( ) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
(X) Saw
(X) Saw II
(X) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
(X) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
(X) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
(X) Harry Potter 1
(X) Harry Potter 2
(X) Harry Potter 3
(X) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1
(X) Resident Evil 2
( ) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
(X) Lilo & Stitch
(X) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
(X) The Grinch
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
(X) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(X) White Chicks
(X) Butterfly Effect
(X)13 Going on 30
(X) I, Robot
(X) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(X) Along Came Polly
(X) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
(X) King Kong
( ) A Cinderella Story
(X) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Die Another Day
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(X) Halloween
(X) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving Christmas
(X) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
(X) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(X) Hellboy
(X) Secret Window
(X) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(X) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
(X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
(X) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(X) Bad Boys
(X) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number SlevIn
(X) Ocean’s Eleven
(X) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity
(X) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
(X) Predator I
(X) Predator II
(X) The Fog
(X) Ice Age
(X) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(X) Independence Day
(X) Cujo
(X) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(X) Christine
(X) E.T.
(X) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
(X) Maid in Manhattan
(X) War of the Worlds
(X) Rush Hour
(X) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(X) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
(X) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
(X) Mars Attacks
(X) Event Horizon
( ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
(X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X)The Terminator
(X) The Terminator 2
(X) The Terminator 3
(X) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
(X) Spider-Man
(X) Spider-Man 2
(X) Sky High
(X) Jeepers Creepers
(X) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
( ) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
(X) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin
(X) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
(X) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(X) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Base-ketball
(X) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(X) Elf
(X) Highlander
(X) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
(X) Dawn Of the Dead
(X) Hook
(X) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(X) Waterworld
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 1
(X) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
(X) Kingdom of Heaven
(X) the Hills Have Eyes
(X) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(X) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(X) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(X) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(X) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(X) The Matrix
(X) The Matrix: Reloaded
(X) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
(X) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
(X) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
(X) Hannibal
(X) Twister
(X) Liar Liar
(X) Armageddon
( ) Benchwarmers
(X) Passion of the Christ
( ) Man of the Year
(X) Casino Royale
(X) Night at the Museum
(X) School of Rock

Looks like I knit a lot while watching films...that's my excuse!

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Mother's Day Marker's.

Happy Mother's Day. I have had some lovely cards and other goodies from the little man. Most of the housework was done yesterday, so today can be spent relaxing a little. There's some still ironing to do, but hey I love to watch it grow! We had a walk down the lane to feed the horses and made it home just before the snow started. When we got back I decided to have a go at the fab stitch marker kit from Lixie that my SP from the knittyboard sent me. Just look at the beautiful green marker's and my first attempt as well! There was no stopping me, I went on to make some black marker's and even a pair of earrings in the same style. I think I'll have to stop now as I'm running out of the little silver stick things to but the beads on.

Monday, 26 February 2007


Welcome to my blog piewacket knits. This is all very new to me so I would be glad of any help. I know many of you who are on the knittyboard out there are into blogging so please point me in the right direction.
I'm currently in the SP8 on the knittyboard and enjoying all the spoiling from both sides. I have a fab secret pal and hopefully I'm spoiling someone as much as they would like.
Hopefully the next time I'll have some piccies at the ready, but this alone is a major step for me!
See you soon, Piewacket.

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