Tuesday, October 13, 2009

For want of a better title...here's an 'Update'

There's a distinct lack of theme to this post, so indulge me if you will while I share some randomness from the past couple of weeks.


First off, I received a very lovely surprise package from my bloggy twin WMK.

Some gorgeous Peruvian yarn, deliciously named 'chocolate' - yum yum! Thank you WMK - this really made my day :)



I followed a link on Ravelry recently......fatal! Through absolutely no fault of my own, I accidentally found myself ordering this little bundle of Blue Faced Leicester sock-woolly loveliness from the aptly named Knitting Goddess.



I can justify it perfectly - as it was all on sale......mind you, I'd have bought it even if it weren't ;)

My 'dealer' even popped this gorgeous little knit kit in with my fix....



Talking of all things knitterly, there's been more of that going on too. Three hats - one each for me and the beasties, have been whipped up....but not photographed.....

....and these have been making me a very happy knitter indeed...



Mystery Knitalong socks for Socktoberfest on Ravelry. Using the most delicious wool/bamboo sock yarn and a brilliantly written pattern that's published in stages, each Thursday throughout October. You can find the pattern so far here.


Why the scribbly photo?

They need to stay a mystery until they're done!


Adding to the random theme ( I knew there was a theme in here somewhere!) - there has been sewing!


I know!


I've actually hoisted my (happily decreasing in size) bottom up out of my knitting throne and shuffled over to the sewing machine!


Having agreed to have a stall at an upcoming 'do' at the childrens' school, I have been forced to rediscover my sewing mojo. My intention is to keep it simple and small - nothing too complicated or stressy. Fun sewing.


Like monsters made from repurposed clothes.



Little zippy purses made from pretty remnants



- and a whole lot more to be getting on with.



In desperate need of something interesting with which to round up this gallery of randomness, I felt I should make myself useful by passing on a little advice.


If it's a while since you last used your sewing machine; if it's a while since you last cleaned your sewing machine; if your sewing machine makes a loud and worrying thump every time the needle descends......

......you may want to get your little brush out.....


......just in case there's a little bit of dust in there.....



.....changing the needle is good too :)

Happy sewing!

xxxx


p.s. after a very stressful Sunday afternoon with a purchase from PC World, the House of Moog is now wireless in the broadband department.


The reason I'm telling you this is that there's now an increased likelihood that I'll get round to catching up on all your bloggy doings - whilst sitting in a much comfier chair.

22 comments:

Julie said...

I enjoyed the randomness and all the goodies :o) and I'm glad someone else has fluff! Happy sewing and good luck with the school thing.

dottycookie said...

Now then, if you learn to spin you could turn that lint (plus accumulated relatives from the tumnble drier) into another pair of socks!

trashalou said...

Eeeuuuw! Lint socks ;-P

loving all the knitty/stitchy loveliness. Fancy a meet-up with the beasts one day soon?

French Knots said...

Oh dear...I'll have to visit the Knitting Goddess if she has scrummy wool like that....! Wonderful colours.
Hope the school stall goes well and is not an outside event! xx

quinn said...

Careful on that Wireless/ComfyChair combo...I sometimes lose entire days that way!

Thanks for the tip on the sewing machine - mine is coming out of storage for a project soon, and now I will be sure to "dust" first. It's an antique, and deserves a fair chance at survival!

wonderwoman said...

lots of lovely creativeness there Mrs Moog - i love the little purses - well i actually love it all, but those are my fav. I'm sure your stand will do well.

xxx

SHELL'S SHED said...

Fantastic creations and full of fun - title for your post ;o) - sock yarn looks ohhhh - I am just about to attempt my first pair - yikes. School goodies look great - love the little creatures. Sewing machine - ahhhh, so that's what you do -I just squirted oil at mine in the hope that this would stop it squeaking - I'll dig it's brush out instead lol. Great post x

Angela said...

Haven't you been busy and it all looks lovely. The monsters are really cute I'm sure you've got a sell out there.

twiggypeasticks said...

I can't knit so I am super impressed with your lovely stuff. Great sewing too, clever lady.
Twiggy x

julie said...

wow - lots of yummy yarny pictures - looking forward to the reveal of those mystery socks. I do love your wonderful monsters - they make such a great set.

Gina said...

As a machine embroiderery teacher you have no idea how much that lump of fluff upset me!!! Write 100 times "I must clean my machine after every five hours of use!"

Lina said...

My, haven't you been busy?! Love all the yarn and your little monsters are particularly endearing. On machine cleaning, I have to keep on top of this as, unlike me, my sewing maching cannot tolerate the slightest bit of dust build up!

marit said...

Really enjoyed your randomness- those little monsters arejust too cute!

peskypixies said...

goodness.....haven't you been a busy bee??

so much lovliness!!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you've been a busy girl Mrs. Moog! And now I REALLY want to go do that mystery sock -- it sounds like so much fun! Gosh...I better go check my lint -- that's a very impressive wad you have there!

JuliaB said...

Hurray for Wireless!! It's a bit knittastic in your house! But your little monstors are cute too! Good luck with the stall!! hmm... I think i need to clean my machine out - it's been a while! Thanks for the reminder. x

monda-loves said...

I must be a bit weird but I find it strangely satisfying when I pull out massive lumps of lint from my sewing machine - it's like a grown up version of picking your scabs (or something).
Loving your monsters!

Monda
x

Charlie P said...

Mmmmm...is it wrong to say that all that yarn looks 'tasty'? Because it does!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What an amazing amount you've done! I'm in awe! Loving those monsters!!!

Lucy xxx

Annie said...

LOVE the wool and oh dear, i'd better get that little brush out and just check . . . Good luck with the school stall

Suzie Sews said...

wow, you go girl...

flossyblossy said...

I've just stumbled across your blog and couldn't believe the pic of the 'fluff' from you machine. Here's my post about the self same thing!

http://flossyblossy.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-sewing-machine-loves-me.html