Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A different sort of delivery..........

These 2 georgeous little bundles arrived late on my birthday. I had to assisst the second which was breech and a tad slow at arriving. They are so cute!! My 2 sons have bagged one each. :D

Proud mum trying to hide them from the camera :)

less than 24 hours old

Monday, April 28, 2008

Birthday Parcels :)

Today is my Birthday and I took part in a Birthday swap on Craftythreadsnyarn forum. I sent a parcel to Joy for her Birthday on Friday and she sent me one which arrived on Saturday especially as I am going to be away all day today. I opened it on Sunday so I could take pictures for this. Thank you so much Joy for a fabulous and georgeous parcel :)

I received a georgeous skein of The YarnYard sock yarn, Joy sent me a mini slein in a previous swap!! Isn't that thoughtful and far thinking :) There was beautiful handmade chocolate brought back from a trip to Bruges and 2 fabulous heart shaped buttons. They are divine! :)
And the piece de la resistance was an exquisite Forest Canopy Shawl from the FSC diva herself!! Knitted in The Knittery merino/cashmere 4 ply. Just wonderful!!!!!!! Thank you so so much Joy. :)

Friday, April 25, 2008


This weeks yarn is another skein of Handmaiden Casbah. The colourway is Paris.

Oh it is rich and vibrant!! :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

MonkeySockSwap4 progress report 1

Here is where I have got to with these, better get my skates on!!! :) Do you like them? I hope my pal does :)

No Purl Monkeys in Posh Emily Aurora: 2.75mm dpns

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Swaps, Friends and PIF

I was at the post office today and posted 6 parcels, 3 swaps parcels and 3 PIF gifts (posted later than I had hoped but gone nonetheless) :D When I got home there were 2 parcels waiting for me. :)

The first parcel held a swap skein of delectable handspun BFL bulky yarn, handpainted too. Isn't it georgeous!!! My pictures do not do it real justice. lilcoley is obviously a master at this :)

Spring Fling

The yarn feels like cotton wool to touch but with a silkiness too:)

The second parcel held this exquisite hand crafted bag in Amy Butler fabric. This is the second bag I received in a swap from CJ. Isn't she really talented? I wish she would set up shop!! And I'm not the only one who wishes that. Can you believe she is fairly new to sewing machines. I can't tell from the bags.......

I hope all those who were sent parcels today receive them quickly :) I enjoyed doing them but I forgot to put in the little cards I wrote for the PIFs and Swaps..............duh! I remembered after I had used up all the cellotape!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Another finished pair of socks

Another finished item!! These are another pair of the Evolution Ribbed Socks. This colourway is called Flamingo Sunrise and they are for my Aunt/Godmother who is just back for a long holiday. They are a really quick knit and I've ordred a few more different colours from Alice at Socktopus to knit up some more. They will make quick but lovely presents :)

I love the small pooled areas in the middles :)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Knitting not yarn..............................

I'm actually posting a finished knit rather than another skein of yarn! Now to cast on for my MonkeySwap socks :) Tomorrow!

No Purl Monkeys in Fiesta Baby Boom: Rainforest, on 2.5mm dpns.

YPF........................Rose Garden

I couldn't resist this at the Loopy Ewe...................yummmy. :)

HandMaiden Casbah Sock Yarn..............
ETA: I haven't decided what I want to knit with the moment it is all about admiring and stroking..........inspiration will come later, hopefully. Any suggestions gratefuly welcomed. :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Friends who sew..................

A lovely friend CJ/Belaybunny made this bag for me to give to my MonkeySwap Pal. Isn't it georgeous!!!

A dinky little pocket inside!!!

I'm really delighted to be able to give such a fabulous bag as a gift :)

Thank you CJ :)

Saturday, April 12, 2008

At long last!!

I finished my Sursa last week, I started it 2 years ago. I needed proper light to take a picture of it and we had a lovely sunny day today. I eventually gave up on getting the green Cash Iroho, but finally settled on this pink from This is Knit.

These seem like the slowest socks ever...........I need to finish them..........

Back to knitting!! :)

SkeinQueen Pron.............

"The Skein Queen has been busy in her royal workshop producing magnificent hand dyed yarns". And these are just some of the lovely yarns she has produced. I got 2 skeins of Plushness (A lambswool/Angora/Cashmere blend of thick 4-ply) and a skein of Lavish (Silk/Cashmere blend). I just love them!!!

Maverick's Choice in Plushness

Old Roses in Plushness

Fragrant Stocks in Lavish

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Posh Tuesday.................................

I was lucky in Sunday's sale! My yarn arrived yesterday and this was in it, I'm over the moon. It is really fabulous, vibrant and still silky soft as bamboo can be. :) I love it!!

What do you think? Too beautiful to knit with? ? ?

Monday, April 07, 2008

more yarn..............................

This was Saturday's delivery of yarn.

Some Plushness from SkeinQueen in Lalique and Faded Roses. I think more No Purl Monkeys for these. After all a pair a day would be heaven. :)


Faded Roses

I also succumbed to some Calmer from Jannette's Rare yarns. I have several knits in my queue in Ravelry for this, so now to chose one.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

The Traveller Case

This was made by the lovely Zonda for me. It is georgeous!! Thank you I love it. :)

The fabric is beautiful!

Opened up a little
and some more........places for straights, circs, dpns and interchangeables..........
And here's the dinky little pocket and pretty clasp :) I'm very lucky :D