Two new additions have joined the Moog household.
First, I'd like to introduce you to my beautiful new friend Victoria, who came to me from another Ravelry user, who sadly found her treadles to be too gentle for her poorly legs and decided to rehome her.
Here she is - Victoria Moog.
Isn't she a pretty girl? She's tiny, sweet and quick and takes a bit of keeping up with and so far this is nearly all we've had time for...
This is Shetland Moorit wool - very soft and lovely to spin. I've acquired a little stash of undyed fibres to practice on as they were so much cheaper than the pretty dyed ones and as a beginner I can whizz through that stuff at quite a rate without necessarily getting usable yarn as a result!
Next, I want to introduce you to Chuncho.
Off the needles today and they only took three months and one week to knit!
That's not strictly true as I wasn't actually knitting them for three months and one week. I cast on and knit the cuff on sock 1 then distracted myself from the scary colourwork by casting on something new. Then I came back to Chuncho and got past the heel on sock 1 before I got distracted again. With sock 1 finished (after over two and a half months) I got cracking on sock 2 for a couple of days and was really making progress before I ignored them in favour of playing with my new friend (see above) - I was also trying to ignore the fact that I was scared of doing that chequerboard heel again. This weekend I decided enough was enough so I put my big girl panties on and made myself knit and knit and knit until they were done. Finished. Complete. Not sure if I dare wear them after all that work - might frame them instead.
I have decided that if I do wear them it'll be in a very British way indeed, with open toed sandals - flashing my Chunchos for all the world to see!
p.s. this pesky comments thing, where some of you are unable to leave a comment - I've tried letting Blogger know again but doubt I'll get any response. I have found what I hope is a useful troubleshooting guide and have made the changes suggested. If that doesn't work you might need to check you have 3rd Party Cookies enabled on your security settings - here's a link to how to do it.
If that fails I have to do something very scary by backing up my blog (somehow) then setting the whole thing up again from scratch - gulp!