Thursday, June 17, 2010

Scraps

Well I just borrowed a different camera so I could show you some of the week's progress. Here's the first Rhodie Gus. If you haven't already started this pattern, I can only suggest you do so straight away. Really pretty, dead easy chart to follow, perfect fit (but I did go up a needle size as even the designer said they were a snug fit). Love it. Maybe one day soon I shall have a pair. It will have to be one day soon won't it as it's nearly July. (Nearly July? How did we get so far into the year?)

I've had a go at knitting 2 socks at once on a circular needle. It appears to be working, but I do still prefer the 1 sock on 2 circulars method - mind you, no doubt I will love this way of knitting socks when I realise that the Second Sock is not waiting to be cast on but is in deed finished. I'm using a variety of Posh yarn scraps - I have quite a few you know!

I've done a retirement cake this week for mum and dad's vicar - the remit this time was 'he's a vicar, is Welsh, loves rugby and used to be in the Navy'.

Mum and dad are pleased with it, hopefully Father Graham will like it too.

(Just in case you wondered what he looks like, this is apparently a very good likeness).

6 comments:

Moogsmum said...

Oh Missus - that Rhodie Gus is lovely! I'm also very very tempted by those gorgeous Tulip socks. I may have one or two odds and ends that I could use up.

The cake is a true work of art and I should imagine he was thrilled with it.

Nearly catching you up on the Rhodie Gus....at least I would be if I got off the computer and knitted instead!

quinn said...

Seems like a while since we've had a cake creation - and this one is superb!

Quit flaunting that gorgeous Rhodie Gus, will you please? I have two pairs of socks on the needles already, which is one too many! At least!!

dottycookie said...

Lovley Rhodie Gus, but your two socks on one circular needle picture hurts my brain!

dottycookie said...

Oh, and if being a Welsh, rugby playing, seafaring vicar gets you a cake like that, where do I sign up?

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a fantastic cake - and a lovely looking vicar too!

And your socks are fab!

Lucy xx

Eileen said...

I like your mixed yarn socks - clever pattern, and I love your use of colors!!
:)