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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness March


15th Day   
What is Gifted Gorgeousness?  

For those who haven't read about it before, it is a chance for us bloggers to show off gifts we have received.  It could be yarn, a thread, a piece of fabric or something that's not for crafting but was sent/given to brighten your day.  Have you made or given a gift, that counts too as does a free chart you have found and have used, given by the designer.  Did you previously receive stash that you have finally got round to using? 

You can read more about 'GG' here.  It's the brainchild of Jo at Serendipitous Stitching

I'd been looking at cable socks in a magazine that June kindly sent to me some time ago and thinking that i had never knitted a patterned pair.  A new learning curve for 2017?

Unfortunately, the magazine pattern wasn't for the size needles I have or the thickness of wool that I had, so I looked at the recent free pattern from Christine, Winwick Mum blog.

 
DH peered over my shoulder and commented on how lovely they were and he could see himself in a pair of those but perhaps not the cricket colour.   I had some 4 ply wool/alpaca mix from his Christmas gift to me, so decided to give them a try.....
 

I also had another request for a summer cardigan.  Nice jazzy pink wool hopped into my basket when I was out a few weeks ago.


Jo over at Through the Keyhole kindly sent me two lovely books to read after having a drawing on her blog.  Once I have read them they will go off to my Book Borrowers group for them to read before they head off to a local charity shop where one of my ladies works as a volunteer, so thank you Jo for your kindness, they will be very well read books.


Thanks for stopping by and i apologise there is not much to see recently on here or that I have not left much of a comment on your own blog.  To be honest, I am not so well at the moment so not a lot of crafting has been happening at all - not a lot of anything really due to steroid meds and other strong stuff.  An appointment with the specialist early April has come through and hopefully we will get some answers and I can get back to some sort of normality again real soon.

Love and blessings

Julie


27 comments:

Christine said...

Lovely knitting Julie. I hope you're feeling better soon

Lesley said...

I love that cable sock,Julie.I watched Christine's You Tube video yesterday and decided these are in my future...quite a way off..I want knit a few pairs of her stocking stitch socks first and I have a feeling decreasing the gusett and keeping to the cable pattern at the same time is a few steps too far for me at the moment!
Steroids mess with me something rotten if I absolutely have to take them for serious asthma flare ups.I hope they help you and you feel well again soon.

valerie said...

So sorry to hear you are feeling unwell, Julie! Hope your doctor's appointment brings some answers. Very nice socks and sweater you are knitting up at the moment.

butterfly said...

Get well soon Julie,
Love the socks and all your knitting .
Take care of yourself sending hugs.

Kerryp77 said...

Get well soon Julie. The socks and cardi are lovely. Glad you're still feeling up to a bit of crafting.

gracie said...

Sorry to read that you are not feeling well. Hope you soon will feel better.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely knitting Julie, look after yourself x x

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with your wonderful socks.
I am sorry to hear that you are not well and it's affecting your stitching too. That makes it even worse! Hope you feel better soon but at least you have some knitting progress to show. And gifted books too! It really is a month of shoehorns LOL

Katie said...

So sorry your health still isn't back to norm yet. Hope it is very soon. Love your knitting. Enjoy your reading.

Jo said...

I hope you're feeling better soon, let's hope that the visit with the specialist gets you all sorted out so that you can enjoy the better weather now it seems to have arrived. The socks are lovely, I do like the look of cables but they're not my favourite things to knit so I usually avoid them. I'm glad the books will get read, and hopefully enjoyed, by many.

Vickie said...

Your knitting is super Julie. Especially the pink yarn! ;) You take real good care of yourself now.♥

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I've been thinking of you Julie and hope that you get some answers soon. Lovely crafting as always - I do enjoy seeing what you have been busy with.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your knitting looks very nice, I like the colours used.

I do hope you're feeling better soon, my good wishes that the visit with the specialist next month goes well.

All the best Jan

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The socks and sweater are lovely! Hope you are feeling much better soon!

Winwick Mum said...

Your cable sock is lovely, the stitches stand out beautifully in the yarn that you've chosen. Your husband will have very smart feet and you did make me laugh calling the yarn I used "cricket colour" - it absolutely is! Sorry to hear you're not well, hope you are better again soon xx

Mii Stitch said...

Sorry to read you're unwell.
Hope things get sorted soon.
Enjoy the books :)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Lots of lovely knitting, love the jazzy pink. Hope you feel better soon xx

Carol said...

Oh, dear, Julie--I'm sorry to read you aren't feeling your best these days. I do hope the specialist can sort things out for you in April. At least reading and stitching/knitting are quiet activities that you can pick up and put down when you feel like it.

Lovely sock and oh, that yarn in the little sweater is so fun! Hope you enjoy the books. I've read One Plus One and really enjoyed it. Take care now...

Justine said...

Lovely knitting Julie. The sock colour is gorgeous! I hope you feel better soon xx

Sheryl S. said...

Lovely socks and cardigan Julie, both pretty colours. Sorry about the health issue, hope you feel better soon. x

Elfie said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Your knitting is beautiful.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I like the patterned socks. I hope your appointment in April identifies and sorts out your health issues.

Mini said...

Sorry to hear you are not keeping well.
Lovely knitting . Enjoy the books.

Kaisievic said...

Oh, Julie, I do hope that you feel better soon. Enjoy your new reads and put your feet up.

Brigitte said...

Great socks and cardigan that you finished knitting.
Not so good to read that you are still not feeling well, Julie. I hope that the visit at the specialist's in April will help you to get back to normality.

geeky Heather said...

Beautiful socks!! The cardigan looks so cheerful in that colour. =)

Astrids dragon said...

I love the sock and the cardigan colours are beautiful!