Well, this week the 7 things challenge is not going quite so well as I would have hoped!!!
The problem was definitely with the ‘IN’ side of the ledger, so:
9 books (my first ever Amazon order because the Australian dollar is high!)
Elizabeth Zimmermann: Knitting without Tears, and Knitting Workshop
Knitters Handy book of patterns and Handy book of sweater patterns
Sensational knitted socks
Socks, Socks, Socks
Interweave Favourite Socks
The Yarn Harlot Casts Off
Fitted Knits (your fault Miss Spidey – you gave it such a great rap, and you’re right)
4 balls turquoise mohair from the op-shop
1 Jemima doll + 1 dress from op shop
2 balls Jo Sharp DK
2 balls Mist kid mohair
2 hair thingies
Catweazle DVD (from children for me for Christmas – snicker, snicker)
4 balls Cascade Fixation for SSS
11 Balls Bendi Neon (not entirely sure why I decided on 11 – just felt right) in Bracken
Not enough, obviously.
3 pairs boys shoes - gift
2 children’s books – gift
1 bag assorted clothes – Lifeline
2 bags children’s clothes – sold on eBay
Several broken toys – surreptitiously slipped into rubbish bin!
Thinking about this challenge, 2 things strike me. Firstly, I’m including things for the children on my list, which is fair enough because I generally buy or otherwise acquire them, but it does inflate my totals, and secondly, there’s a lot of intended Christmas presents slipping in there, so maybe I’m more organised than I thought.
Kate has just posted about our lovely blogpalfest a couple of weeks ago, so slip over and check out the photo of the 10 metre camellia tree – I have 2 and the one we’re standing under is the smaller one!
On the knitting front, I’m back to Juno’s collar. The cable’s flow more easily now – I’m using Jill’s needleless cabling technique for the small cables and the cable needle for the big ones, which makes it faster, but I’ve still got at least 16 repeats to go (woe, woe and thrice woe!!!) This means at least a week more. However, we’re going away this weekend, so the socks will get a workout!!