Thursday, May 31, 2007

Knittery YPF

I saw this yarn on a few blogs and was so tempted. Sock yarn (merino/cashmere) in Orchid. and 2 ply silk-merino in Berrybliss :) They are much nicer in real life of course.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Lola Finished

All sewn up, cable edge added, and a little Lion and Lamb to spare, phew!:)

Now to join Weight Watchers after seeing this picture! :)

What am I looking at? My 2 year old on the new Trampoline with safety net etc being energetic :)

Vanessa to finish now! :)

Sunday, May 27, 2007

More colours than Blue to Moon over

.............I love them is a girl to choose?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Lola progress.........................

All sewn up and waiting on the cabled edging. I hope I have enough yarn to finish this, or failing that that This is Knit has some of the same dyelot :)

Friday, May 25, 2007


This week's Pron is a skein of Seduction from Blue Moon Fiber Arts in G-rocks. This yarn is so beautiful that I couldn't bring myself to do anything other than stroke it. Instead of that I have offered it to Piglottie to auction for her special Charity, The Rainbow Trust. I believe she will auction it in June on the Crafty Threads N Yarn Forum.

I found pictures on this blog showing socks knitted up in BMFA Seduction, just in case you wanted to see. :)

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Secret Summer Santa

Look what my Secret Santa sent me.

My DS is delighted to get his hands on the little pink pig which he is convinced was sent to him :)

I want to thank my little Pink Pig friend for a lovely surprise :)
EDIT I have guessed wrong so now to find out. :) My Secret Santa was blogless Farmgirl. Thank you so much :)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Nearly there........Lola

I'm on the home stretch. Just the Rt front and the cable edging to knit and of course the dreaded sewing up! :)

Monday, May 21, 2007

I have been tagged

I have been tagged by RooBeeDoo


1. Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged write a blog post about their own 8 random things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog you need to tag 8 people and post their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment to tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

1. I was born in Ghana, West Africa. When I went to rent a room in a house in London my live-in Scottish landlord had lived in the same town in Ghana that I was born in for 5 years.....

2. If I wear a watch for longer than a few days at a time it stops working......

3. My favourite snack is peanut butter and Picalilli on Toast............and no it wasn't pica I just love the savoury taste of it.

4. I want to emigrate to New Zealand, even though I've never been there, but DH won't hear of it.

5. I build computers from scratch as a hobby, but lately knitting has consumed a lot of my spare time.

6. I am a qualified Aromatherapist, though I've never practiced as one.

7. I love the sort of books that men usually read. Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Thrillers. The only exception to this is Dorothy Dunnett historical novels.

8. I failed English Literature O Level miserably, despite my Father teaching English.

Now I tag SussexYorkie, FluffyKnitting and Fiona; only 3 because I like to break the rules :)

Auction Update................

Piglottie has another Rainbow Charity Card update, mind you they are so lovely I bought mine before I put up this link ;) See Cards HERE.
One I snaffled for my sister who is cat mad :)

Sunday, May 20, 2007


I loved the Dark Materials Trilogy.....The Golden Compass is out in movie format this year. I'm looking forward to seeing how they handle his writing. :)

BTW I saw this on Aknita's Knits and Zeitgeist :)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Bag Ladies..............

You may remember I posted pictures of my Felted Bag Progress in March and April part one and part two. Another fellow knitter and blogger has made a similar journey making a Noni Bobble Bag and the result is stunning. I got permission to post this for you.

If you want more information about making and finishing these bags pop over and see how she made and lined her Noni Bobble bag.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

YPF YarnYard Merino

My Surprize in Creative Threads n Yarn Sockamonth April Draw. A skein of hand-dyed organic merino donated by TheYarnYard. I love it...........Thank you N. :)

More Lola............................

This knits up very quickly. A back, left front and half a sleeve finished. :) The yarn is divine to knit with, even nicer than when I knit it for a Clapotis. :)

I've also been making some jewellery.

This is for my Niece's First Holy Communion on Sunday. :)

I really need a new camera to show off detail in these shots, don't I. :)

Monday, May 14, 2007

Lola in Motherlode

I gave up looking for Yarn Forward and my cropped cardigan pattern for the Lion and lamb when I saw Lola It looked nice in Debbie Bliss' Stella Book but on a real person it looked fantastic so I started knitting. :) I like it so far, what do you think?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Making up...........................

I've now to do a bit of sewing (the bit I hate ;) ) so I can do the ribbing around the v neck. Wish me luck :)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Yarn Pron Friday nearly late.............

Mother Lode Cakes...................yummy

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lola socks

Knit in Schaefer Lola bought at Woolly Workshop. There is enough for some little socks for my 2 year old. I've also started Tidal Waves socks in Tofutusies. :)

Monday, May 07, 2007

This is Knit......................

I finally got to go to the lovely yarn shop near my Aunt in Blackrock, Co Dublin. This is Knit. I met the lovely Lisa and Jacqui in the shop on Sunday morning. It was so lovely to talk face to face with human beings who didn't think I'd forgotten my pills when talking about sock yarn, Knitty, Yarn Forward etc. Heaven............and all that lovely yarn to squeeze in person. No one looking as if I was tring to shoplift because I fondled the yarn. I'm hoping to get back for a crochet for beginners class in's hoping. They also are an online shop with their own blog. :)

This is the Stash! :D

Special Friends.................

Sometimes people are lovely and then sometimes they are just so special..........Piglottie is one of those so special friends you all really want.

She hunted high and low for a sock yarn, I hadn't tried, to send me for my Birthday. I know, a momumentous task shopping for someone who appears to be trying to single handedly 'test knit' at least one of each sock yarn available in the world.

Here is what Piglottie sent me...............

Sundara One year Anniversary Sock Yarn in CherryBlossom.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Yarn Pron Friday early.............

I'm off to Dublin tomorrow so I'm posting this early. Posh Sock yarn for DH in Mister and Emily in Dawn Chorus for a Forest Canopy Shawl. :)

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

May Day Yarn

My BrightDyes Sock club May Yarn - May Day. My surprises were 2 woven labels for my knitting. :D Thanks Chrissy it's beautiful.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Birthday S.E.X and stuff

A little Birthday Present to me from GK. As you can see mostly pattern books to use up some accumulated stash. Though I am very tempted by Glade on Kathryn's blog and got a few Bamboo balls to try out. I'm going to swatch the Sirdar to see if it's suitable as it would be nearly £20 cheaper. :)

I also got a wool winder on ebay :) I've already rewound the little 'balls' into little 'cakes' :D And another Lola skein from Gill at Woolly Workshop and Mission Falls Recollection. :)