Current Stash Shame!!!

22 05 2007

Well I finally got around to photographing my stash.
here it is from left to right
Top Picture:
JoJoland Quartette x 9
Louisa Harding Kimono Angora x 4
Rowan Linen Drape in Teal x 4
Sublime Baby Blue x 3
Sublime Baby White x 1
Debbie Bliss Maya x 1
Jaegar Baby Merino Variagated Pink x 4
Rainbow Sock Yarn x 2
Lana Grossa Stretch x 1
Jaegar Baby Merino Pale Blue x 6
Sirdar Luxury Cotton DK Blue x 6
Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora x 2
Natural Dye Studio Sock Yarn x 2
Various Sirdar Snuggly in DK & 4ply
Sirdar Luxury Cotton 4ply pink x 3
Bottom 2 Pictures are various cottons, Sirdar Spree & lots of Lidl mercerised cotton in white, cream , lilac & turquoise.
I think I am addicted to buying yarn. Think I will join the Angel Yarns summer stashalong to try to get through atleast some of it!!!

Angel Yarns Summer Secret Santa

21 05 2007

I received a parcel today from my Angel Yarns sumer secret santa. It was full of lovely goodies.

  • One Skein Book
  • Patchwork Bag (stunning)
  • 2 balls Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora in a duck egg blue
  • 2 skeins of blue faced Leicester sock yarn in Apple tree shade
  • Pink ice cream buttons (to follow the seaside theme)
  • Beautiful shell stitch markers
  • Yummy Baileys truffle choc

How lucky am I. My pal stalked me really well and I am soooo happy with everything. I never thought doing something like this would be so much fun but I have really enjoyed it. It is cool shopping for someone that you don’t know and stalking their posts to find out their likes and dislike and it is equally as good when you receive your parcel full of nice things that somebody has chosen for you!

Recent Sex!

21 05 2007

Here are some pics of my recent SEX. I am in love with all of it and can’t stop squidging it!!!
I have plans for the Louisa Harding (a cardi for DD from Knitting magazine). The others are for socks & possibly something lacy with the extra Quartette.

Finished Monica

21 05 2007

Here are some pictures of my DD Emily modelling Monica from Knitty. It is a really easy nice summer knit. I would highly recommend it!!!
The best bit is, she loves it!!!

Finished 1st Socks!!!

16 05 2007

Well I have finished my first socks. I am really pleased with it. I loved every minute of it and can see it being the 1st of many!!!
I am going to try and finish my DD’s cardi & DS’s tank top before I cast on for the 2nd (if I can resist). I really need to get them finished and only have the edgings to do!

Progress of 1st socks

15 05 2007

Here are some progress pictures of my 1st sock. I am still really enjoying it and am now up to the toe shaping. The heel turn and gusset shaping weren’t nearly as daunting as I thought they would be but I did have to frog the heel turn 1st time round as I had done something wrong, it just didn’t look right. I lost about 20 rows and when I picked up the stitches again I wasn’t sure where I was up to so I counted the stitches and carried on. I do think that I was a little out in my calculations as the heel flap seemed a little long and I struggled picking up only 15 stitches down each side. But I don’t think it is too obvious apart from a little bit baggy.

But hey ho, It’s all good experience! I definately won’t make the same mistakes on my 2nd one!!!

Photo’s of 1st socks!!!

9 05 2007

I have finished the ribbing on my first ever sock!!! I am really pleased as it is the 1st time I have had any success with DPN’s. It just seems to have clicked.