Sunday, September 28, 2008

Scarlett is 2!

Scarlett turned 2 today! We had a nice day at home. Dad and Renata came over for a visit. Luckily I wasn't rostered to work today and put all study aside. I did sit up last night finishing some of Scarlett's pressies.

This is a rush job elephant. I made the felt a while ago and have been wanting to make an elephant. The rushed stitching works well, I think it adds that extra shabby feel to it and most importantly Scarlett loves it.

I also bought the seamless baby kimino pattern from Jackik and used some yummy dk from The Yarn Cafe. The colourway is 'sienna'. I am really pleased with how it looks and love the pattern, especially for up late last minute knitting!

I am banning myself from CO anything else atm as I have some assignments to work on. Hopefully this will help me to get stuck in and finish them. As long as I can resist my stash..................................................

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jay's socks

I have been working on these for a while. Mooska from Woolaholics suggested the pattern to me a while ago. It is the 'just yer basic sock' pattern. I adore the yarn which is 4ply polwarth merino in 'Brassica' from The Yarn Cafe. Jay likes them too.

My 'something new' project

Since Lucky1 has now received this I thought I would put it on my Blog. This was the first Woolaholics swap. I joined in on. I made a french market bag. I have never knit a bag or felted a knit before. I added something new from toblerone, The yarn cafe and dyelicious.

Knit picks

I got some goodies recently from the lovely Kel at Dyelicious! A knit picks set, a couple of extra interchangeable needles in harmony, a sock needle set in harmony, some lush stitch counters and a row counter bracelet. I am happy with the lot and as always Kel's customer service was great.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Something new swap

Woohoo! I am so lucky. I have just received my first ever swap from woolaholics and I love it! The swap was 'something new' and Tanya has made me a cabled mug cozy - her first cabled project and some lush dashing - her first kettle dyed yarn. I can't wait to knit with it the colours are beautiful. Now to decide what to make.........
Woolaholics is such a great site with lovely, talented and generous people. I have been delayed with posting mine due to work and study but it will be sent tomorrow. Fortunately I am not the only one running a little late. I will take some pics tonight before I send it off.