Friday, May 30, 2008

YPF....................... Gilraen's Choice

This week's Yarn is a special custom dye for me by Debbie the Skein Queen. She has named the colour Gilraen's Choice. The yarn is Plushness, a favourite yarn base of mine.

I haven't decided yet what I want to knit with these 2 skeins of loveliness, what would you knit? :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Squee Monkey finished

All done!! I love these socks, just as well it has turned cold..........

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another finished pair of evolution socks

I finished these yesterday. They are knitted in Chameleon Colorworks Evolution: Klee. The pattern is Ribbed Socks

I love the small pools of colour at each side :)

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Squee Monkey number one......

Pictures as promised of the Squee Club sock. I decided to do one of my inevitable Monkeys but with further adaptation for this most georgeous of yarns!!! One done 1 to go :)

A plain foot to savour the softness of this yarn and show off the colourway in a different stitch.

The No Purl Monkey Patterned Cuff

This batch of Plushness is the softest of this blend yet!! I was sure that Debbie had added something to the yarn but no!! I'm in love with the yarn over again :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

YPF..........................Squee club yarn: Plushness

This weeks Yarn Pr0n is from SkeinQueen. It is the first installment of the Squee Plushness Club. It arrived with a pair of Knitpicks Harmony Options DPNs in the right size to start a pair of socks. The first sock is nearly finished! Pics tomorrow............ The colour is Sweet Peas.

Do you like it as much as I do? I hope so........................Debbie it is fabulous!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

New Yarn and a Middle Earth themed project planned

I have to wait on the book The Eclectic Sole to knit these up but the yarn arrived today! A merino/Tencel combo which I bought because the colours really reminded me of Elvish structures :)

Chameleon Colorworks Twinkle Toes in Glacial Moraine

Georgeous stuff indeed, but the name also reminded me of my A Level geography class and stuying Glaciers...............funny what comes back to you more than 20 years later.............terminal, medial and lateral moraine!! Hugh the teacher would be proud!! :)

Saturday, May 17, 2008

MonkeySock Swap 4 now over.............................

I sent my parcel and it was well received. However I forgot to take pictures so look here for the details. The parcel included yarn/patterns/bag/ socks and monkey noveltioes :) Ronnie was a lovely swap partner, thank you. :D

I also sent some CookieA patterns for Ronnie to knit up. Roll on Swap 5 :) Thank you Rebecca!

Friday, May 16, 2008

YPF...........................Tiger Lily

This Friday's yarn is Posh Yarns Lei in Tiger Lily.

some sunlight shining on the skein

It is just as georgeous in real life.......................

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Eyes opened..........

Now 2 weeks old and looking good!! More pics HERE.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monkey Sock Swap Four :)

I rejoined the Monkey sock Swap 4 this time round. Last time around my partner defaulted despite assurances to the contrary to more than myself. My Swap 4 pal Sheryl has more than made up for any prior disappointments. She was my recipient last round and I loved having her for a pal then too. :)

Look at all the pretty wrapped parcels

All unwrapped and so many items it could be hard to do them all justice. Apologies if I missed out on anything!
Pens and pencils, notepads, stickers, keyrings (one a sock knitted in matching yarn), a pretty sock monkey purse and fabulous
monkey stitchmarkers!! Wow!! A georgeous little box, a purse and project bag all in monkey themes. Yarn wise 2 different yarns: Louet Gems Merino in Cherry Tree Hill Old Roses colourway and a skein of Araucania Ranco Solid in pink. And a CookieA pattern Moselle. :)

Aren't these so cute!!

I love Louet Gems and Cherry Tree Hill colours!!

The piece de la resistance!!

I love how they fit! The detail is beautiful and the yarn fabulous!!!

The only problem is this good weather prevents me from pulling them on tomorrow and strutting them about at work to show them off!!

I love them :) Thank you so much!!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Some YPF to keep you going :)

I am off to Dublin for a long weekend.

I leave you with these 2 beauties.

First is SkeinQueen's Plushness in Raspberry Sorbet.

A very rich and vibrant colourway that make me smack my lips!! :)

No forks/spoons or straws permitted!! mitts off :P :D

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

look what peace can do for me..........

See what happens when I get an hour or two to myself..........Lace!! It is not blocked, to do more now :)

Monday, May 05, 2008

Weekend knitting..........

These are a quick knit, the yarn is Evolution in Klee. I feel so good when I finish something. I've also started Gust with the Camelspin I posted on Friday. I am off now to try again, now that I have the house to myself this Bank Holiday evening :) I need real peace to try lace. :)

Friday, May 02, 2008

YPF............Bronze Camelspin

I received a lovely gift voucher from Piglottie for my Birthday. I used it to buy this.........a new yarn for me. It feels divine!!! Thank you PL :)

What would you knit with it??