Friday, May 22, 2009

YPF...................Summer Pudding??

This week's yarn is Summer Pudding. A Plushness yarn in Spring Squee Club yarn.

Intense rich pinks, just like summer fruit pudding!

I love M&S Clotted Cream Rice Pudding with Summer Fruit Pudding.

It's the only time I like rice pudding.............what would you eat with it?

Friday, May 15, 2009

YPF......................................Robber Fly

This week's YPF was received by me in a swap for the skein of Glaucon. A fellow raveller wanted that skein and had this to offer in exchange. I have had this on my wish list at the Loopy Ewe from Bugga was first released.

Bugga in Robber Fly

Very intense variations of pink
I think the colours are incredible in The Sanguine Gryphon's skeins

I am on the home stretch for my Pomatomuses which will allow me to cast on something simpler as well as quicker to knit! :)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Another bugs but

Yesterday I showed you Bugga in Goldenrod Crab Spider. Today I show you a Goldenrod Skein from Fiberphile in a Merino/Cashmere/nylon blend. And what it has started to become.

This is the first of a pair of Pomatomuses by CookieA. I started a pair of these a few years ago but never made it past the heel of the first sock! I am since then a more confident sock knitter and felt able to tackle the pattern again.

I also used a really soft yarn blend because that much twisted rib can be harsher when knitted on the skin.

It is slower knitting than other patterns such as Kai-Mei but I still feel such a sense of personal achievement with the end result. The second one is already on the needles. What have you achieved recently that gives you a real sense of accomplishment?

Friday, May 08, 2009

YPF..............................Goldenrod Crab Spider

This is the second of the Bugga Lottery Skeins. Goldenrod Crab Spider. Again it is so soft!!

There are a lot of shades of yellow in this skein :) Destined for one of CookieA's new sock patterns I think..........later I will post a picture of my first Pomatomus sock.

Friday, May 01, 2009

YPF..............................Blue Morpho

This week's yarn pron is a skein I won the right to buy in a lottery. That's right, it is so popular that I entered a draw and was a lucky winner and got a prize - to buy this and one other skein. The yarn is Bugga by The Sanguine Gryphon and contains 20% Cashmere instead of the usual 10%. I knit some Embossed Leaves Socks out of my first skein of Bugga.
This skein is called Blue Morpho

Each colour is named after an insect

Fabulous depths and variations in this colourway

I an thinking of one of CookieA's patterns for this skein.....................

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Nickel Feet

At last a finished knit. The Kai-Mei socks are done. I recommend this pattern as looking incredibly complicated but not being so. The lace panel curves comfortably around the foot and looks so difficult but again it is not.

The Mama Blue Troika Sock yarn is lovely to knit with.

The steel grey colour is lovely too in the socks

I like how this pattern curves around the feet snugly

I will definitely knit them again sometime. Which pattern from the book next? Eunice? Sunshine? Vilai? So many to chose from...........

Friday, April 24, 2009


This week's stunning skein comes from a recent Posh Yarn update. The yarn is an old favourite Emily. The colourway is Droll. I was unsure as to why this particular name but saw this definition on my travels and am content that this may have been the reason.
2. a droll person; jester; wag.

The intensity of the colours is amazing!!

as is the variegation of colours.

The softness of this yarn is mindblowing

Just look at the rich depth, almost jungle/parrot like colours. Do you like?