Wednesday, 18 February 2009

knit , crochet or shovel?

oh - the dilemma......

a delivery from here of delicious yarns....

another few balls for my granny squares which i am loving ...

and these beauties which are destined to become a round crocheted cushion for our yet to be ordered sofa...




Orkney Angora... soft, soft, soft and no bunnies were harmed in the making.....

so

do i granny square?

start the soft round cushion?

or carry on with my new obsession....

socks






how wonderful is this yarn?
pretty, soft and a joy to knit with
who could ask for more?

the colour reminds me so much of the large stones that run along one edge of our land - local legends say that it is the stone from the now derelict castle that once sat proudly opposite







choices, choices......

and to make it worse the sun has been shining for the last few days and the sky has been the most perfect blue.....
which tells me that i should really be wheelbarrowing this huge mountain of stone in to the pony paddock so that they are not ankle deep in mud........



i know - its a shocker!!

i may be gone a few days ......

t x

12 comments:

monkee maker said...

Ooh, such lovely yarny goodness! Maybe you ought to think about adding some angora rabbits to your furry family - you could grow your own yarn!

The socks look lovely too - is that Crofter yarn? (How apt!) I've just finished some wrist warmers in that, and it's so soft and snugggly and warm!

Good luck with lugging all that stone .... mind your back!

:)

mollycupcakes said...

Oh socks then cushions I think, granny sqaures sweetie.
Loving the wool it looks sooo soft.
Wow stones from a castle, i bet if that land could talk it would have a fair few tales to tell lol
I'd help with the moving of the gravel, it would be good and would help shift some of this muffin tummy I'm sporting this Winter lol
And i love getting my hands dirty, they're normally covered in paint hehe!
Speak soon, big hugs,
Catherine x

pebbledash said...

Yummy yarn...which sock yarn is that? Please tell...I'm 3/4 way through my first ever sock. Oh, the excitement! Love your colours.
xoxox
Diana

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Socks, definitely. Then you still have time to wear them this winter. The cushion can be done anytime.

Btw, that sock yarn is gorgeous.

Lisa
Knity, Vintage and Rosy

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh I'm definitely an 'eat your greens first' girl. I'd be shoveling rocks for an hour early in the day and then feel justified to ignore the whole over-whelming job for the rest of the week! t.x

acrossthepond said...

Lovely , lovely yarn!

I have been collecting 'wool' from Ted our angora since last September and do not know what to do with it. If you know someone who can spin you are more than welcome to it. You could make 'Ted' socks!! He is a lovely sandy colour.

xo.sorcha.ox said...

Truly beautiful yarn...The colours go together so well. Best of luck with all your projects!
How I wish for the patience to knit! :(
~S.

tam said...

You live in such a beautiful and interesting place-what a blessed girl you are! And so talented too! That yarn is gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful week~Tam :D

jules said...

good luck hun, oh and when you have finished its the time of year for veggie patches to be tended, ooh think of all that home grown yummy stuff. Mine needs digging over as well so I will see you at the compost heap.

love jules xx

tracey said...

Sweet girl,bless you for your kind words on my blog. Sorry about the sad news of your Grandpa. I hope Spring brings you lots of joy and happy walks with the lovely whippets. Txx

JacquiMcR said...

As the sun is shining, I'd do a little shoveling first and then move on to the socks. Its Scotland afterall and you know that shovelling in the rain would be horrible. The yarn is just beautiful. Enjoy your day - jacqui

Love Honor Disobey said...

the stones...the wool...it's so beautiful...makes me wish I could knit.
Thinking of you often...sending you and the menagerie lots of love.
x