Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crap blogger

OK ... my blogging of late has been particularly poor I confess. Summer and little free time (read inability to get off Warcraft...) means it has been a bit tumble-weedy here.

I have however, been managing to Tweet daily, so if you're interested in what I'm up to in the meanwhile see me here (Twitter is a social site where you update what you're up to in 140 characters or less - I seem to be able to manage this...)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Almost a month

Wow, almost a month since I lasted blogged. It's been all go at Chez Socherry. Even this blog post is going to be a rush as my sis wants to play Call of Duty, and I've been busy every time she's asked for the past few weeks.

Today the boy and I were shop-sitting Old Maiden Aunt's shop, so I took the opportunity to make use of the great sink, pans and most of all space, to do a whole heap of dyeing. I got totally into it, and didn't sit down for more than 20 mins in 7 and half hours! The pics are not even th half of it. Once it's all dry and pretty in skeins I'll add it to Rav and the blog.

The yarn above was one that I honestly was about to throw into the street. It was a very kind donation by someone from the States as I wanted to try Knitpicks laceweight - but it came in a Terracotta colour - which isn't really my colour. So I tried to dye it a browny-yellow. This made it even worse.

The boy suggested maybe a blue to make it more purply... so I went with a vibrant teal. It didn't go purple at all - but in a happy accident, went a really cool burnt wood kind of colour. It's a bit darker in real life, a woody brown with black, and looks really quite interesting.

I also dyed a yarn what I thought would be a lovely rich mustardy yellow and it went Way Too Primary yellow on me. I added a bit of teal for luck, and it went total bile. Just revolting. Left it swinging for a bit and carried on dyeing, then decided to throw it in with a whole pot of teal again - and it worked again. Now I have an olivy green, which may still yet be too bright, but is definiately a million times better!

In other news, I finally reached the Dark Portal in World of Warcraft at Level 58 - I'm very proud of myself for this - lotta hard work and time.

Fenna continues, as does Rogue. Rogue has 4 more rows and a complicated hood cable grafting which is currently a bit daunting to consider ... the sleeves still need blocked too (as does the never-ending blue scarf - but we won't go there... who needs a scarf right now anyway - it's a heatwave after all)

I also played a bit with colourwork and won! I'm now confident that a yoke steeked cardi is in my future. Or at the very least some fair-isle gloves.

I found a course to start in October, and am gearing up to sell my Cherry stitch markers again. Phew! So this is me signing out to run around being a soldier with my sis for a bit on the Xbox.

Sorry for any spells, and lack of linkage tonight - the cat also wants my attention and has been whinging like a little brat for the entire duration of this post *sigh*