Frog in knots

Knitting, knots and frogging.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Frog on the Move

I may be as mad as a box of frogs, but this time I have surprised even myself. At the end of last month I decided on a career change and put plans in motion for it to happen RIGHT NOW! I'm going back to Uni to do a post-grad teaching certificate and a part time Masters degree in Education. (Ha ha! Lock up your children!) The fact that my chosen university is in the same city as the best yarn shop in the UK is, I assure you, entirely coincidental...

I have actually been very, very lucky and got a last minute place at one of the best institutions in the UK and am quite looking forward to my move Dahn Sarf. If your name is Sue I'll be appearing in a wool shop near(ish) to you very soon. In fact the course starts in 3 weeks time.

Normal blogging will resume shortly although knitting will have to take a bit of a back seat for a little while. Small projects ahoy!

Monday, August 06, 2007


Hello folks. I am still around I promise, but the world is a-changing at Casa Rain at the moment with big and scary plans afoot. Now I've got you all curious, this is the bit where I don't want to say anything in case nothing comes of it, but you may not see that much of me around for a little while. I have a lot to do and very little time to do it. Unfortunately none of it is yarn related and SHOCK HORROR I haven't knitted a stitch for 2 weeks or more. I'm getting withdrawal symptoms and am starting to gibber.

However, before big scary plans were set in motion I did manage to knock out a wee outfit that I've been planning on making for ages. It's Lavender and Lace from Simply Knitting May '06 made in Jaeger Sienna 4 ply and some mystery mohair that's roughly the same thickness as Kidsilk. The only change I made was to miss the holes out of the zig zag section in the middle.

I really like it but am having a nightmare getting ribbon to match and have been wearing it in public without. I need it really as it would hold the top in place. It could do with a bit more space for the boobage too, but I couldn't be bothered to undo it.

The very lovely lady at the local craft shop even got the ribbon shade cards out to see if she could order something else to match, but the pink is too pink and the lilac is too lilac, so we're stumped. I'm looking for another option to ribbon that involves very little work on my part but am drawing a blank. Answers on a postcard to...