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zippity zig zag blanket

Posted on: September 17, 2008

I finished the Cotton-Ease blanket, and if anyone is interested I wrote a chart and pattern which is available for download. It is very very easy and I could read whilst knitting, so it went fairly quickly.

My yarn arrived from Live2Knit, and it is deliciously gorgeous. I don’t quite know what to do with it yet. I am not sure it will become socks.


I cast on some socks last night – a gift for my Dad’s wife. I have only ever made her one pair and she is continually rinsing them out and drying them quickly to wear again. I am using some Patonyle I dyed ages ago. It has been such a long time since I made socks; my hands had almost forgotten how to hold the tiny needles.

Here are some of my muffins. One lot, chocolate chip. The other, cheese and bacon! Yum!

On Sunday the Spunk and I found ourselves sans children, and decided to go to the pictures! We hadn’t been for so long, I can’t even remember what we saw last when it was just the two of us. We saw Hellboy 2 which I thought was really good. I liked Hellboy after watching it despite some misgivings about his appearance and whatnot. Anyway, I would recommend Hellboy 2 if you are into comic book adaptions. IMHO it is one of the best!

Tomorrow we are seeing Wall-E which the kids are very excited about. I am more excited about the popcorn, but never mind! Two trips to the cinema in one week! It must be holidays.

Speaking of which, we are very much on the slippery slopes back to work. The good news is that the Spunk is all legal and will be starting teaching with me on Monday! It will be interesting working together!


5 Responses to "zippity zig zag blanket"

I love the blanket, what a cool pattern.

congrats, spunk. will you be the boss, a? 🙂

Good luck to The Spunk. Life will never be the same again!!! Very nice blanket indeed. It’s like my ziggy zaggy Islands in the Stream socks!!! I saw The Mummy 3. Liked it a lot, realising at the same time it is a ‘fast food’ film.

The blanket looks great and the sock yarn is very pretty and bright!

Cheese and bacon muffins – what a great idea. Would make a change from my cheese and herb scones!

Enjoy the last term – hope it goes well for you both. One week till I start my hols! Can’t wait.

I loved Wall-E. It is good about having something worthwhile for adults to watch, not just kids.

Muffins sound good (though no bacon for me!) and way healthier than anything I made this weekend. Yum!

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