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Pratchgan presentation

The fabulous CherryRed did a fantastic job of sewing up all the squares for the Ankh Morpork Knitters’ Guild Pratchgan, and then she got to present it to pterry in person.

pratchgan presentation, photo by Cherryred

pratchgan presentation, photo by Cherryred

Squeeee, that’s my square just below his hand.  Full story and more pictures on Cherryred’s blog.


the wizard’s staff*

Lancre Witch’s Stockings all finished, bring on the refreshing beverages made from apples (well, mainly from apples). Lancre Witch's Stockings for me

Pattern: Stockings with Clocks by Nancy Bush (from Folk Socks)
Pattern mods: to accommodate my more traditionally-built calves I cast on 96 stitches instead of the 88 given in the pattern; at the top of the socks I knit a long stretch of k2 p2 rib and I omitted the ‘seam’ at the back. I added too many stitches and the finished socks are a bit loose, fortunately I can turn over the long rib tops to accommodate garters.
Yarn: Zwerger Garn Opal Feelings 1071

* I’m not yet sufficiently Oggish to tell you what the wizard’s staff has on the end, go look for yourself if you must

truth, justice, freedom and a hard boiled egg

Glorious 25th of May Memorial Pratchgan Square
Glorious 25th of May Memorial Pratchgan Square

Pratchgan project on flickr /ravelry
lilac coloured square incorporating the lilac stitch from Perdita (bobbles instead of beads) in honour of the Glorious 25th of May
finished size 15 cm x 15 cm
yarn:Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK in 882 Haze
needles: 3.75 mm

cue “The Hedgehog Song”

Lancre Witch's Stockings
I’ve had this lovely stripy yarn for ages, always meaning to make knee socks so now I am finally getting around to it. They started as Stockings with Clocks by Nancy Bush (from Folk Socks) but I have changed the top to a basic k2 p2 (as I want them to stay up) and am omitting the seam stitch at the back as I want a ‘mindless’ knit (something to knit while reading). I think I will still do the clocks on the lower leg, tho.

Inspired by joining the Ankh-Morpork Knitters’ Guild on ravelry (motto: favete linguis, ego numero1), I’ve been re-reading the Discworld Witches books. I might wish it otherwise but I am really more of a Nanny Ogg than a Granny Weatherwax, so I’d better get on and learn the song lyrics I’ll be needing for drinking scumble in me new stockings.

1. shut up, I’m counting