Monthly Archives: April 2007

Jack Sparrow Socks

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As soon as I saw these socks I knew I had to knit them, they are just so cool! This pair was knit for my housemates birthday and he had already requested more handknit socks.

Pattern: Jack Sparrows Favourite Socks/Wendys Generic Toe-Up Socks
Yarns: Lorna’s Laces – Camoflauge and Natural
Opal Uni – Brown
Needles: Clover Takumi Bamboo 2.5mm
Modifications: I knit more rounds after the heel before beginning the stranded work to make the leg longer.

After being inspired by the knitty.com article on dyeing yarn with food colouring I found a supplier of Wilton food colouring in the UK and had a go. These were my first attempts, I really can’t remeber what colours I used and didn’t write it down. I used the cold pour method in my slow cooker and am pleased with the results. Each yarn cake is about 100g of DK 100% wool. I am going to be ordering some sock weight soon and will probably have a go at handpainting and dip-dyeing too.

My Bulky Cabled Cardigan is almost finised I just need to find some buttons, but can’t decide between these or these in either pink or lilac. All opinions welcome!
(The true colour of the yarn can be seen here (it is Sea Thistle) as the flash has really washed the colour out.)

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Substitute – The Who

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(I know I did one of these before but saw this on a friends facebook profile and had to play – I promise some knitting very soon!)

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Put your music player on shuffle
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense.

NO CHEATING!

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
In the End (live) – Linkin Park
WHAT’S YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE?
In the City – The Jam
WHAT DOES YOUR FAMILY THINK OF YOU?
We Still Kill The Old Way – Lost Prophets
WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
I Defy – Machinehead
WHAT DO STRANGERS THINK OF YOU?
Unsaid Things – McFly
WHAT DO YOUR EXS THINK OF YOU?
Desire to Fire – Machinehead
HOW IS YOUR LOVE LIFE?
A Legal Matter – The Who
HOW WILL YOUR LOVE LIFE BE IN THE FUTURE?
Wonderful World – James Morrison
WILL YOU GET MARRIED?
Hold On – Good Charlotte
WILL YOU HAVE KIDS?
Remember Me – The Zutons
ARE YOU GOOD AT SCHOOL?
Be Natural – Manic Street Preachers
WILL YOU BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE?
Sorry’s Not Good Enough – McFly
WHAT SONG SHOULD THEY PLAY ON YOUR BIRTHDAY?
That Girl – McFly
WHAT SONG SHOULD THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Sad But True – Metallica
THE SOUNDTRACK OF YOUR LIFE:
Low – Foo Fighers
YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIEND ARE:
About A Girl – Nirvana
HAPPY TIMES:
Alive – Pearl Jam
SAD TIMES:
Place For My Head – Linkin Park
EVERY DAY:
Go Let It Out – Oasis
FOR TOMORROW:
Last Summer – Lost Prophets
FOR YOU:
Further Away – Manic Street Preachers
WHAT DOES NEXT YEAR HAVE IN STORE FOR ME?
The Modern World – The Jam
WHAT DO I SAY WHEN LIFE GETS TOO HARD?
Cure The Itch – Linkin Park
WHAT SONG WILL I DANCE TO AT MY WEDDING?
You’re Tender and You’re Tired – Manic Street Preachers
WHAT DO YOU WANT AS A CAREER?
A Thousand Apologies – Lost Prophets
YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING?
Pressure Point – The Zutons
HOW WILL I DIE?
End Over End – Foo Fighters
THE SONG THAT YOU’LL PUT AS YOUR SUBJECT?
Substitute – The Who

Hogwarts Sock Swap Questionnaire

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1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into? Hufflepuff

2. Shoe size? UK 5/US 5.5

3. Foot Length? 9.5inches 24cm

4. Foot Circumference? 9inches 22.5cm

5. List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length.
a. Brittany Birch 2.5mm (US size 1.5) 5inch length
b. Brittany Birch 2.25mm (US size 1) 5inch length
c. Clover Bamboo 2.5mm (US size 2.5) 16cm length

6. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?
a. Brittany Birch 2mm (US size 0) 5 inch length
b. Blue Sky Alpaca DPNs 2mm – 2.5mm 5inch length
c. Lantern Moon Sox Stix 2mm – 2.5mm

7. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?

8. Are you willing to have an international Hogwarts Sock Pal? Most definitely

(to my pal: I have quite large ankles the circumfrence is 10inches whilst the circumfrence of my upper ankle is 12.5inches. I have bad ciculation in my legs so would prefer a stretchy rib type sock.)