Saturday, December 23, 2006

Another finished knit and book

This book arrived today.

I knitted this Crystal Palace bag as a present for an aunt. She's not into handbags but this is more of a shopper or beach bag. :)

Friday, December 22, 2006

More Books for the holiday.......

I've no time today to even look at them, roll on free time. :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

New Book arrived today.......

Well my Posh Yarns order from last week arrived today. Also in the post was a much coveted Book Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan. I would love to knit almost everything in this book. I'll try some of it, eventurally. :)

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

How Is Your Inner Child?

Your Inner Child Is Naughty

Like a child, you tend to discount social rules.
It's just too much fun to break the rules!
You love trouble - and it seems that trouble loves you.
And no matter what, you refuse to grow up!

Another Cashmerino scarf

In case I've been hiding this, I love knitting with Cashmerino. I knitted this for a BiL for Christmas. The end pieces are black/silver moss stitch with Stocking stitch to wrap around the neck for softness. Again I grafted two pieces together, as if I hadn't enough to do ;) :)

RYC Lux scarf

I was using this pattern to knit a scarf for my sister's birthday on the 22nd. I wasn't sure if I would finish in time. I didn't use beads as she would hate that. Unfortunately without the beads the stocking stitch curled too much to make it wearable so I turned it inside out, and hemmed it. I also knitted the scarf in two pieces and grafted the two ends, so that the lace ends were identical. It's not quite what I was hoping for but it is a nice soft scarf. I'll stick to easier patterns in future though.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hipknits Sale Stash

I succumbed to Kerrie's Aran Silk Sale at HipKnits. I bought 400grams of Surf for a Clapotis for my Aunt and 200grams of Lipstick for another project from Yarnforward magazine. :)

Friday, December 15, 2006


I've unsucessfuly tried 4 times tonight to graft another scarf which is ready, but for this. Each time I keep getting interrupted and then a mistake happens...........I'll do something else instead but oh the frustration!

Finished without grafting.

I finished this last night and it was fine without grafting. It's for my lovely baby minder for christmas.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Some more Posh Candle Flame Scarf

I knitted some more of this scarf, I intend to try decreasing this time rather than grafting it.

I also ordered some more Posh Yarns in the OOW sale. Some more Eva (colour-tranquil) and Sophia (colour-hussy) (pure cashmere). I have something in mind for my sister for the tranquil/Eva. :)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Another finished knit

I had knit this ages ago with SWTC Karaoke Bloom. I bought it in the clearout sale at Stash Yarns. It isn't as soft as Karaoke Mermaid, strangely, when knitted but the pompoms are very soft. I was originally going to knit i-cord circles to decorate the ends but I was short for time and also thought the pompoms would be softer. They are. I made the pompoms last night and sewed them on this evening. Voila!

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Posh Yarn's Eva Candle Flame Scarf

This used one skein of 12 ply Eva (a cashmere/silk blend) from Posh Yarns to knit, so far. I have 4 skeins in total. It is like butter it is so soft.

More pics to follow.............

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New Stash .........again!

I finally got my Rowan Soft Baby, the DK sub sent instead of it, and the Cashmerino Chunky I was waiting on. I also got some new books (Sensational knitted socks and Louisa Harding's Hats, Gloves and Scarves) and georgeous new knitting needles and stitch markers. The sheep needles are for me and the cat needles for my big sister who loves knitting as much as I do and adores cats.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sideways scarf for Nephew

I knitted this for a 14 year old nephew. I like the fashionable 'sideways' scarves in the shops now, but they are knitted in nasty acrylic. This is in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It was one of the nicest/easiest scarves I have knitted recently. I hope he likes it.

Some detail.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Wristbands for nephews

My son and nephews asked

for Man United wristbands
instead of scarves or hats.
I couldn't find a pattern
anywhere so I made it up.
This first one was more of an experiment than anything else but it worked out well.

DB Baby Cashmerino Arglye Vest

A litte detail.

All done, blocking worked a treat Kay Anne, now just to add buttons.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

For my Godson

I knitted this my little Godson, he's a big 16 month old (the same size as my 2 year old who is a little fairy child), so I knitted it in the biggest size. I had bought the yarn originally to knit Sherwood but when I got DB Baby Cashmerino book 2 I knew I would be using it for this.

Kay Anne advised me to block it before finishing etc so that the 2 colour work will look as good as is possible :)

Socks that Rock Club 2007

DH has very nicely agreed to give me this as my Christmas present, so long as he gets a pair of socks, I hope he doesn't regret this wish though.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Blog rolling

Well I finally got my head around this and have posted a list of all the blogs that I read at least once a week. They are in alphabetical order rather than in the order of frequency they are read. I hope anyone reading the list finds a new site they enjoy as much as I do :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

New Stash.........

I succumbed to Posh Yarns new Cashmere/silk yarn Eva. It is so soft with a lovely sheen. I can't wait to knit with it but have to wait until my Christmas knits are done.
I'll post a picture when I've finished knitting with it. :)

Silkwood Contessa Scarf

I knitted this scarf in Silkwood Contessa, a silky soft thick thin wool like Colinette's Point 5. I use Colinette's Poppy pattern from Artyfacts. Another Christmas present.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Socks that rock yarn # Rocktober

I finally succumbed to sending for some of this most coveted yarn. I wanted to see if it was worth all the adulation I read in other blogs. It is very soft for 100%wool and the colours are fabulous. I'm such a sucker for colour. Now to settle down after my christmas knits and actually try socks. I'm a sock virgin unfortunately but I know a group of excellant knitters who will egg me on and provide and needed help, thank the lord :)

more scarves

This scarf is knitted in plain black Debbie Bliss Superchunky. It's like butter soft. I will hate giving these up but they are presents :)

This scarf is also knitted in DB cashmerino but superchunky this time. The pattern is from Out of Town and I chose different colours than in the book.

Scarves knitted for Christmas

One of several scarves knitted as Christmas presents. This one is knitted in 3 shades of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It is very long and soft.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Desert Flower Clapotis

I finally finished this. It took almost 4 skeins of Lion and Lamb. It is so so soft.

Monday, October 30, 2006

latest miniclap

I knitted this in DB baby cashmerino, it is lovely and soft and long. I added a Debbie Bliss Hand Knit label as it's a present for my MiL' s birthday.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006


I did this in KPPPM, it was lovely to do and I'd wanted something to show off the lovely Koigu :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sunday, September 10, 2006

soho bag felted

It had one 90 degree wash in a front loader and is now drying with plastic bags to help the shape while drying.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Soho Bag

I knitted this up last night, it was so lovely to knit with, soft soft to felt :)

Friday, September 08, 2006

New Stash

I was in Hilsborough yesterday in The Calico Basket and couldn't resist the new DB Soho. I also got Artyfacts and the extra Pure silk I needed to finish my tie-fronted jacket. The needles are 5.5mm Daisy needles. I love Daisy needles, light and bendy.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

the other side

the right/wrong side?

First Clapotis

I knitted this in Silk garden #233 thanks to Angel Yarns Forums, enablers all! :)

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

secret santa scarf

This I knitted with my Curious Yarn 4 ply silk in antique roses. The pattern my secret santa also gave me. Thanks 'Duckie' ;) :D