Thursday, May 31, 2007

A lot of unravelling

I had started some cotton socks for Damien but I made them too big even for bed socks and I only decided halfway through the first sock and I had done ribbing for 15 cms ..but what could I do with it?

I am also a quarter way done on a scarf for me..nothing spesh..just acrylic yarn (yeh I know its yuck) but I just wanted something I could toss around my neck on days when I have to hang out the washing and wash with everything else.

I think I may start on another pair of longies as I had just now out the finishing touches on the "moonlight" ones for Lil. I jus bought new lanolin spray called lavender, apple and oak and it smells like Damien's aftershave.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Quick Poncho

Using 10mm bamboo straight needles..acrylic mohair and double knitting yarn acrylic. I dont know if it was the cheapo needles or the acrylic but knitting this made my skin thankfully it only took a couple of hrs to knit or I would chucked it. I put needs on the front dangle but cant see it on the pic.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Monsterknits Wool

Yummy BFL wool in a "plum tree" colourway. 200g..planning to make a couple of shorties with it.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Longies finished!

I binded off too tightly and there are plenty of mistakes but I am still really happy with them..think I might embellish them as well when I figure out how to do swiss darning :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

On the needles..

I am attempting my first pair of longies..leaving off the short rows lol..Lil doesnt need them anyway.
I am using hand painted merino called "moonlight" from The wool is a dream to knit with and I absolutely love the colourway. Its seems to be striping beautifully. I am quite annoyed that i am still making mistakes..and to make it worse...not discover them till its too late and the only option is to unravel..I made a few mistakes on the ribbing..wont be the first and certainly will not be the last..

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Yummy Dyelicious!

Mmmm I am absolutely drooling at this wool which arrived today from Dyelicious. From left: Tropicana handspun, splice and my custom desire .

Felted Bag almost Complete!

I am quite happy at how it turned out. I was so eager to finish it that I was in the laundry at 1am felting it with Damien's old king gee work pants LOL. They felted beautifully and hide many flaws. Mon proided me with a couple of pretty buttons as a fastening. You can still see the texture of my backwards knitting which looks ok. I should have made the handles thicker or left them off and sewn handles on..necxt back I make I want to do in a glittery a clutch purse cause I need one of those for going out.