Friday, 1 February 2008


I've finished Stewart's socks that I started a couple of weeks ago. The quickest pair I've ever made - obviously been watching too much TV!

And here they are, modeled by the man himself! We had lots of fun getting this shot because the dog thought it was some sort of new game to have Stewart standing in the middle of the living room with his trousers rolled up!

And while talking of finishing I also finished this. I never really did get to like the style - bit too chick lit for my taste. I thought some of the characters were a little stereotypical and it was all too cliche. However that said, I did still enjoy it, read it very quickly for me and even cryed at the end so it couldn't have been that bad! And it has really made me want to knit more. But I mustn't start anything new until I've finished off the several (and I mean several) unfinished knitting projects I've already got on the go)

And who couldn't love a book that has a recipe for muffins at the end... had to try them of course! Here they are - Dakota's Oatmeal, Blueberry and Orange Muffins. Now you're going to have to read the book! Very different from my usual muffin recipe - a lot more ingredients, but well received by the men here.

And the second food offering from me tonight - a Pea and Prawn risotto (Jamie Oliver - Return of the Naked Chef). Although I do have to mention Stewart stirred it!

Well, that's it from me tonight because it's Friday... and that means wine! : )
Enjoy your weekend.


  1. Stuart's socks look cosy (i'm not making any for Neil).I still haven't finished my pair.
    The muffins sound very nice.Enjoy your wine and weekend.

  2. Stuart's socks look lovely and very cosy! I've been freezing today and really wished I had finished mine! Love the look of that risotto (had to avert my weight-watcher-eyes for the muffin shot - especially as it's only my first week back!)

    Lucy x

  3. Great socks on Mr Fan My Flame - unfortunately I still had visions of him in that kilt so got a bit distracted!!

    I've just remembered that I've bought blueberries so there may have to be some muffin making here too. Although I won't eat any myself, of course ;)

    If I bring my knitting bag on 14th March can you and Lucy teach me how to make socks? Or would that be pushing it a bit?

    Lesley xx

  4. Those socks are fabulous. I do so envy you people who can handknit socks - I can't think of anything more luxurious.

    And those muffins ... mmmmm. x

  5. hi Gina,
    when i drive ten minutes with my car I will be in a little town. In this town is the factory of your knitting wool . there you can buy the wool very cheap . I have many ,many yarn at home from this special wool.What a surprise that you are knitting with this wool from Germany!
    HUGS Barbara

  6. Lovely sox and very sexy legs! ;)) Just enjoying a glass of Shiraz myself!

  7. Ha ha - love the contrast between your hubby's legs and the ones on the book cover ;)

    I've not fancied reading that book (used to love chick lit but went off it a couple of years ago) but heck, if there's a muffin recipe at the back, maybe I'll have to!

    Hear Hear on your Friday night policy!


  8. Reminds me I have one and a half sock in a plastic bag somewhere... I think I will have to check if they have that book at the library!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  9. I realy love your husband's socks. They look so soft and colorful and not a bit bulky. You've really inspired me. Thanks! ~Joni


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