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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Monkey magic

Being up north this weekend I was able to go to the civic reception for Bolton's latest Olympic hero, Jason Kenny, in the Town Hall square. I'm not sure how well it was advertised but we knew about it because my brother Ste was covering it for the Bolton News.

Jason Kenny and my brother Ste

Ste's the good looking chap holding the camera.

I don't have a fancy camera myself but managed to get close enough for some decent shots.

Jason Kenny

Jason Kenny, Amir Khan

You can't really avoid seeing Amir Khan (who I think is fantastic btw) if you're in Bolton on a Saturday - we saw him again later doing the half-time draw at the footy.

Whilst waiting for the Olympians I finished off Dad's Monkey socks (I tried but failed to get Jason Kenny's autograph for Katie on my Monkey pattern which was the only bit of paper I had on me) and got in another inch on Laurie's cable tank top.

FO - Dad's birthday Monkey socks

Monkey Magic

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A.
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug
Needles: 2.75mm
Ravelled: here

Love the pattern, love the yarn, love everything. I can see there being a whole troop of monkeys by the time I'm done loving these socks. btw these are men's socks which I think should put to bed the whole debate about whether or not you can get a decent size pair of socks from a single skein of Colinette Jitterbug (although I will say that there's not much over for darning).

WIP - Laurie's cable tank top

Pattern: Cable tank top from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Baby Cashmerino
Needles: 3.25mm circ.

The only modification so far is that I'm knitting in the round to avoid having to sew side seams. It's a super cute pattern and the cables and rib in baby cashmerino make for the cushiest fabric imaginable.

Cable tank

It's a good thing that I love my niece and like cables (and that Ellen taught me how to cable without a cable needle) - I'm up to 198 cable twists and counting!


Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I have been wanting to knit the monkeys yours are lovely:)Hugs Darcy

katieh said...

awe, thanks for trying hon.

i'm hoping to get to see him at the manchester velodrome for my birthday next year. :) (well him and everyone else!)

the monkeys are superb btw.