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Tuesday, August 2, 2005

Pink and green heart stitch markers

I made more stitch makers. These ones are mine, and there are two more sets the same, one for the stitch marker swap and one for posterity.

Blue metal ball stitch markers

I also added these to my own collection. I don’t know what I think I am going to do with all these markers, but they are just so pretty. Perhaps this is my way of making up for not wearing jewelry any more?

It’s my birthday today and along with some lovely candles and CDs Jesse gave me 4 balls of delicious Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton in my favourite shade of pink (isn’t he clever?). I can’t tell you how badly I want to use this to cast on a pair of socks RIGHT NOW, it is so soft and so pink, it’s calling me. However, according to Julia this yarn knits up like cotton, not like wool. I just don’t think I want to knit my first pair of socks from cotton or something like it, due both to the knitting and the wearing. Common sense is telling me to stash this for later use as gorgeous baby gift.

Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton in my favourite shade of pink

In the mean time I have nothing to knit. Yesterday I express posted all of my JS Aran Tweed swatches to Jo Sharp’s studio, they seemed to feel that having a swatch that was on gauge would help their argument with the mill that something has changed. I feel Rogue slipping through my fingers. At best it is going to be a week before I can start Rogue, it may be a lot more, and I was hoping to be finished in a week or two. It will be well and truly spring by the time I am done if I knit it this year and as I am trying to believe that the IVF will work I am sincerely hoping to be pregnant next winter. It just feels a bit pointless knitting a sweater that I won’ t get to wear for 2 years (and that is making the very large assumption that I will be roughly the same size in two years time). I have baby gifts to make, but can’t quite stomach that right now, I have Christmas gifts to make but heck it’s barely august. I just want to knit Rogue or socks and I don’ t have yarn for either.

I have read all of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in the last few days.


Comment by Michelle on 2/8/2005 @ 11:24 am


happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday to Jo
happy birthday to you!!

hope you’ll have a splendid day and more wonderful things to come.

i’m halfway reading the latest Harry Potter book and i’m sure that once you read them, you’re hook on them!! she’s such a good writer!!

like those pink heart stitch marker!! pink’s my favourite colour so i like anything in pink!! ^_^

Comment by mrspilkington on 2/8/2005 @ 1:31 pm

Many, many, many happy returns of the day! Hope you have a wonderful one!

Your stitch markers are lovely.

Comment by cindy2paw on 2/8/2005 @ 2:38 pm

Happy Birthday!! All the best people are born in August, it is Harki’s birthday month and mine too!!!I have been following your Gauge Hell with a mixture of horror and amusement. Who’d have thought?? Lovely stitch markers. I have never used them. Make a photo of your knitting embellished with them!!!!
Harki-Parki-Parker-Posey and
Peri Naughty the Golden Labradors

Comment by Carol on 2/8/2005 @ 4:05 pm


The stitch markers are beautiful.
You will need to make a stitch marker tree or something to hold them all on.

Comment by Rachael on 2/8/2005 @ 5:03 pm

Happy bitthday Jo! Stichmarkers are like bags or shoes, you can never have enough! I tried knitting socks with JoSharp Soho DK cotton, and it was far too difficult for this newbie knitter, so it’s in my stash until I feel competent enough. You have a very in-tune hubby, mine would not even have a twinkling of a thought of buying me anything knitting/sewing related! Can I borrow him? My hopes are with you for the Rogue saga too, hope it sorted asap.

Comment by Angel on 3/8/2005 @ 12:21 am

Happy birthday, Jo.

I agree with Cinday that all the best people are born in August. Mine is August 15, my daughter’s August 17 and my brother August 24.

My husband is not very in tune and he’s clueless. When all false, he always get me a book, sometimes it is book that HE wants and I might be interested in. Oh, well ….. we’ll see what I will get from him for my birthday.

Your stitch markers are beautiful. You are so talented!


Comment by Cara on 3/8/2005 @ 1:11 am

Happy BIRTHDAY! G’s birthday is Sunday and one of my favorite little girls turns 7 today! YAY for LEOS!

I’m sorry the knitting isn’t going your way. I think you should run out to the nearest LYS and buy yourself some crazy sock yarn! Make yourself a pair of socks - for your birthday!

Comment by Ines on 3/8/2005 @ 4:31 am

happy birthday - the stitch markers are so pretty

Comment by Adina on 3/8/2005 @ 7:42 am

Happy Birthday! :-D

I caught myself looking at a great pair of pants the other day - and had the same thought…should I really buy these now? If it turns out I am not pregnant….I am buying those pants! :-D

I love the stitch markers - they are gorgeous!

Comment by Emma on 3/8/2005 @ 8:25 am

*H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* !

Wishing you much happiness,and successful I.V.F.

Comment by Steph on 3/8/2005 @ 8:50 am

Happy Birthday Jo! I wish you the best of luck with all you do, most of all the I.V.F :) The pink DB is lovely, what a great guy! And nothing to knit? That’s almost anxiety inducing..what about knitting one big sock with some chunky leftover yarn, you could felt it at a later time to make a X-mas stocking…

Comment by Belinda Andresson on 3/8/2005 @ 9:04 am

Wishing you a very happy birthday….I love the stitch markers. Your so lucky to have a hubbie who buys you yarn. Mind would only think he was encouraging my obsession!!

Comment by Donna on 3/8/2005 @ 10:30 am

Happy Birthday a day late! You want sock yarn? Come to my house - I have enough sock yarn for a small nation! ;)

Comment by Anita on 3/8/2005 @ 11:35 am

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Those markers are gorgeous!

Comment by Nik on 4/8/2005 @ 6:44 am

happy birthday!

Those markers are beautiful.

Comment by Kristine on 8/8/2005 @ 1:10 am

Yeah! Now we have the same stitch markers…I use mine all the time! Happy (late ) Birthday!

Comment by erica on 20/8/2005 @ 12:51 am

Hi - i just started knitting and i also make jewelry. i noticed you made yourself stitch markers… where did you find loops like the ones you use? did you have to go to a specialty store or did you find them at a michaels or joanns? an email would be appreciated but i understand if you don’t! i am a stranger after all =)

Comment by erica on 20/8/2005 @ 12:52 am

sorry for loops i mean the ones that you use to put onto the needle - i don’t know if i made that clear enough. i noticed your loops were very smooth so no snagging would happen… i don’t recall seeing ones like that at the knitting store. also, could i buy some from you?

Comment by Kate B on 16/10/2005 @ 9:42 am

..well…well.. an August brithday… as is mine (20th) and Olivia’s (28th)… now I implicitly understand your generousity towards us…many thanks and wishes for a very belated birthday. I have a very good friend who is a textile artist who has her birthday on the 4th… I should introduce you to her sometime

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