Thursday, June 01, 2006

Old Habits Die Hard

This morning the postman brought some Kidsilk Spray, some Cashsoft DK and more Lorna's Laces, but this time Swirl instead of Shepherd Sport. And guess what the LL is for? I realise I'm at risk of boring everyone silly, but it's another Ella - Ella 3. Curled up on the sofa (usually knitting), I almost always have Ella 1 or 2 to keep me cosy, which is handy as it's been so ridiculously chilly here for the time of year, I mean it was 10 degrees the other day....... Ella is not like a pullover that has to fit just right to be wearable, you can throw Ella over your lap or around

your shoulders and it's not just a cosy-stay-at-home thing, either - Ella looks great with denim of any kind, and she's not floaty and impractical - she can stand up to most occasions. And the bonus is that I just love knitting the Ella pattern. So this time I decided to go for a heavier yarn - this one, I'm informed is a DK and it's 85% merino wool and 15% silk. I've got to say that having knitted more than half of section 2, she's looking a bit more, what's the word I'm looking for.......tweedy and speckled than I visualised, although this Swirl is so warm and soft, I think I'll get the result I want - a nice winter Ella. Will let you know, of course.

The Kidsilk Spray and Cashsoft DK are for
this. Haven't got the beads yet but there's no hurry - and what's great about this is that one ball of each will be more than enough for two pairs. So although I was planning to knit this for a friend, I can throw in a pair for myself, too! I'm sure I don't know anyone else that would wear them!

Here are some mung, radish and alfalfa sprouts. Proof that I have been doing things other than knitting. I've even been exercising again. I should never have those phases where I don't get any vigorous physical activity, as I really feel it's very, very important to me in that I feel absolutely rubbish if I don't do it. All my cells obviously feel so much better for being oxygenated - no, really. It's true.

I can now go to sit and knit on the sofa, safe and non-guilty in the knowledge that I am entitled to it, as I exercised my pants off today and yesterday!

PS I've noticed that all my April and May posts are still showing on the main page of the blog and I don't know why they aren't automatically archiving. Well, they are kind of - if you look in April or May archives all the relevant posts are filed there, it's just that they're not coming off the main page, so it's taking ages to load the main page up, as it's getting too large. Anyone know how to fix this? Is there something I have to do or does everyone else's do it automatically?


  1. On the Blogger dashboard go to change settings, settings tab, formatting options. Check the first option, it might be set to a largish number (default is either show last 7 posts or last 7 days' worth). If it's not *that* then I'm a wee bit stumped.

    Loking forward to photos of Ella 3. I'm putting it on my to-do list, how can I not :-D I've been swaddled in my Clapotis for days on end at work, either scarf-stylee or wrap-stylee. We had 10 degrees here too one day and it was not amusing!

  2. I have had my eye on that LL colorway, and I can't wait to see the Ella in it!

  3. Those Mrs Beeton's have been tempting me too. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished ones.

    All your talk of exercise is making me feel very lazy. I'm like you I definitely feel better for doing some exercise.

  4. All that beautiful yarn... sigh. Your Ellas are beautiful!

  5. In our family we all have 'Didoos' named in honour of a little girl we knew who could not speak, except to name her blanket! We have been wrapped in them until this week!
    You have pricked my conscience and I have blown off the dust and got out the Alfalfa and Mung Beans ! Ta!!