Sunday, 12 April 2009

Long time no speak!!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post again. I have been so busy of late. We had the family holiday in Al Aqah. I have to say my best holiday so far and there have been a Few!

It was just wonderful to get away with the kids, relax ,and spend such great quality time together as a family. We had so much fun, cartoons in bed, italian meals, arabic buffets and of course the pool.

As I had what I thought was tendonitis I only managed a small amount of knitting, the ruffle tank from the best of Interweave knits in the lovely Euroflax linen, however it was to be frogged as I was not happy with the slipped stitch edge on one side. One was perfect tight and neat the other loopy and like an elongated chain. I brought my manuals with me and despite a few attempts at other techniques this was not to be. If I decide to reknit this one I will just do a garter edge.

Just finished a few baby pressies that have taken all my knitting time. I am starting to think about my trip home for the summer months. As the temperature rises I am looking forward to it more and more and getting some projects done for us all.

By the way I forgot to mention that I have completed my life long knitting dream and completed my first ever sock! I have always been so scared of these mammas. But thanks to the UAE knitters sock KAL I finally plucked up the courage to cast on with some of that beautiful yarn in my stash. I choose Antique jeans Claudia Handpainted sock yarn, bought from Purlescence in January, on my trip back to N Ireland. Robyn was so helpful, as I had a sleepless night about the yarns that I saw in the sale. Then I decide to order(the day before I leave). This yarn arrived an hour before I left for the airport, talk about cutting it fine! Anyway it is the most soft and wonderfully dyed yarn. All this yarn I ordered I just love so glad I lost sleep over it. Only you fellow knitters will understand.

Anyway enough rambling until next time.

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Well at last I get back to reality, our holiday was just wonderful, we all came back rested and happy. This euphoric feeling has lasted until this week when the stresses of normal life have begun to kick back in.

Good News I do not have tendonitis!!!! Yeah as that was going to mean a 6 week splint and cortisone injections and most painful of all NO MORE KNITTING. I have a minor bone injury. I started physio today and hopefully will be able to resume knitting some time soon.

Meanwhile my first pair of socks is growing well. I started these at the UAE knitters KAL at Dubai Mall last Friday. I am loving my beautiful plain yet lovely, Basic Supersocks Dubai Style! I am using one of my first Handpainted yarns, Claudia Handpainted Antique Jeans, it is so beautiful it does not require a large amount of stitch pattern so it has proved a good choice for my first basic pair.

I have really enjoyed the construction of these socks and look forward to many more pairs.

Last weekend was really busy Thursday eve was the Cirque De Soliel, Friday Knitting and Saturday Coldplay. A perfect weekend.

This weekend has UAE knitters tomorrow and a lot of rest. I have promised Miffy to rest my hand for two days so no sneaky knitting!!! Just a lot of planning.