Friday, November 30, 2007

YPF..................Panda Wool

This Friday's yarn is a lovely soft sock yarn: Crystal Palace Panda Wool in Seascape, purchased from Gill at Woolly Workshop.

It feels very soft and this is bigger than the Panda Cotton balls.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another Micro Monkey pair done

I knitted these in KPPPM #460 purchased from Socktopus. I love these colours!!

Doesn't the colours look fabulous on this sole! These socks are on a UK childs shoe size 6.5.

Friday, November 23, 2007

YPF ...............Yarn Nerd's 850mhz merino

I got a skein of this to try from Sheri at the Loopy Ewe. It is lovely and soft and the colours rich. It will make lovely man socks.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wonderful friends........

This arived in the post today from the wonderful Piglottie! Thank you so much. The bag is absolutely georgeous and so 'me' :) The cards are exquisite. Thank you again :)

Monday, November 19, 2007

Small Pink Feet!!

One of my colleagues has had a little girl recently. I don't normally knit presents for people as few people I know really appreciate knitted gifts. But my friend does. She also has a little girl nearly 3 so I knitted these 2 items for them. I will hopefully get to visit this week, now that the settling in period is over. :)

Debbie Bliss Sandals in Baby Cashmerino yarn from the book Baby Cashmerino.

Micro Monkeys made from Crystal Palace Panda Cotton: Strawberries and Lime.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rib and Cable Cardigan finished

All done :) The first knit I enjoyed finishing. :)

Debbie Bliss Rib and Cable from Special Family Knits, in Cashmerino DK colour 11, 3.75mm needles.

Friday, November 16, 2007

YPF.......Glorious Wollmeise

I got a new camera this week, a Sony DSC H7, and I am experimenting with different settings on the camera, bear with me. :)

Flash on

Flash off

Isn't this riot of colours fabulous!!!

I am still learning; it's no DSLR but the options compared to my old Kodak are so many!! :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WiP Rib and Cable nearing completion!

I'm on the collar now, then the sewing up/buttons :)

Surprise Credit!

I got a message on Ravelry from a fellow Raveler/RSC member asking me would I like a copy of the picture they had made of the chart of the Micro Monkey Sock pattern (I had modified it from Cookie A's Knitty pattern for my 3 year old). Yes please! Here it is, and credit given to me, even though Nartian did all the hard work. Thank you Nartian! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Too many WiPs, and not enough time to get FOs...

The first Panda Cotton Monkeys, they are for a present.

I've also started a micro monkey with what is leftover on the first Panda Cotton Ball.

The Debbie Bliss Rib and Cable Cardigan. I'm currently on the cable section of the right front. The last full piece to knit before finishing it. :),

Friday, November 09, 2007

YPF.................................More ShiBui Knits Sock

I got this at the Loopy Ewe. I must like the colours because I realised that the Panda Cotton I bought recently is very similar :D

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It's a Wrap!!

I finished the Wollmeise Mobius-Wrap at long last. :) It is georgeous!! Since I was the only one who was there in daylight the pictures are modelled obligingly by a pillow :)

The back end!

Details: Wollmeise lambswool. 3 skeins (Red Hot Chili/Dornroschen/Brombere) on 5mm circs with 100cm cable. Special technique used: Mobius cast on. Pattern free here .

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Knitting and Stitching show at RDS in Dublin

I was away in Dublin for the half-term break. I managed to get into The Knitting and Stitching show at the RDS on Friday morning for the first time ever.

Some Injabulo Buttons. Georgeous.

An untried yarn............Panda Cotton from This is Knit. I've started a pair of Monkey's in this for my Aunt. :)

Jitterbug in Velvet. I love this semi-solid colour!!

A mixed bag of by-products of silk manufacturing, I have a few ideas for these.

Some silk threads and colourful mix of assorted threads, I couldn't resist, from Oliver Twists.

The show was a cornucopia of mixed crafts. Some I will never do, some which tempted me and some which I already love. I was blown away by some of the exhibitions of Quilts/quilting, clothing by Sybil Connolly. There was also exhibitions by local artists in lace (of many different types including a MS3 completed shawl!!!), embroidery, textiles, felting, spinning and papercrafts etc. It was lovely to see all the effort and love that the artists put into their own work and how delighted they were to share it all. I will really try and make the effort to visit one of the UK venues nest year. :)