Booga Bag

31 07 2007

I have finished my 1st Booga bag and am so happy with the results. I just love the effects, the above photos are before & after felting, being blocked. Some of the colours of the yarn have faded a little but I think it looks lovely, I wasn’t too sure about the emerald green but now it is a lovely muted green 🙂
The Yarn is Noro Kureyon Shade 153. I actually only started the bag on Sunday afternoon and it only took 1 1/2 days of sporadic knitting to complete. The pattern is so simple to follow that it would be fantastic for a beginner, especially a first go at felting and knitting in the round.

Dublin Bay Socks

29 07 2007

Here are my finished Dublin Bay socks. They are knitted in JoJoland Quartette, shade: Java Orange Meadow Mauve!!!
They where a joy to knit as the yarn is gorgeous, 80% Merino & 20% cashmere. I also enjoyed the pattern

It was my first attempt at patterned socks and the pattern was really easy to follow and easily memorised after the first few rounds. I did an Eye of Partridge style heel, which I am really pleased with. I really like the way the yarn spirals around the sock but stripes also, they are quite funky!!!
They are for a friend who is going in to hospital today for a back operation, they are quite wacky but I am sure she will like them.

Latest Stash Enhancement

29 07 2007

Hi my name is Jo and I am a yarnaholic!!! I seriously think I have a yarn addiction problem.

Here are the latest additions to my stash:

  • 3 Skeins Noro Kureyon, shade 153, the colours are just not done justice in the picture. they range from a lovely deep purple to a bright turquoise. This is to start my first Booga bag, an first attempt at felting, which I am casting on today.
  • A hank of gorgeous Fyberspates sock yarn in lovely, pink, peach & lilac. This is earmarked for the Menehune Cobblestone socks.
  • A ball of Opal Neon in shade 1932, maybe for Jaywalker or Zebedee socks.

Sunday Brunch Jacket

22 07 2007

Well I have finished my 1st item for my best friends 3rd little ‘un who arrives late November. It is the Sunday Brunch jacket from the Sublime baby book and is knitted in james C Brett 100% Merino. The yarn is an absolute dream to work with and is sooo soft and cuddly but machine washable (always a bonus with babies!!!)

It only took 3 balls so was quite an inexpensive knit but it feels very luxurious, I also have a couple of balls left over so I am going to do a hat to match. My friend will find out the sex of the baby on Friday so I will wait until then and if its pink one then I will do a bonnet, blue will be a beanie!!!

Fantastic Not So Secret Swap!!!

20 07 2007

I received some lovely Silkwood hand dyed sock yarn in Aubergine from Fairynuff today. We decided to have our own little swap as I had some Jojoland Quartette that she liked. I received the lovely yarn and some fabbo Green & Blacks Raisin & Hazlenut choccy, yuuummmm…….

I really need to find a nice pattern to do this yarn justice!

More on our swap at Fairynuffs blog:

Lovely Post Day

20 07 2007

I received some fab yarns today, I am sooo happy. I can’t stop squishing them all!!!

They are 3 hanks from Cazza at Middle Earth Yarns, greeny one is Mash (as in M*A*S*H, for its lovely girly, bright camo colours), Purple one is Punkt & Pink one is Sherbet. They all fit their names so well!!!

I got 4 x 50g balls of Fabel in blues and greens to start some socks for DH!!!

Last but not least some fantastic Silkwood in Aubergine from my swap with fairynuff (see above). The colours are just lovely 🙂

Sock Yarn Stash

20 07 2007

Well I decided to picture my sock yarn stash as it is increasing by the day. I didn’t quite realise I had so much!!!

There is yarn from Middle Earth Yarns, The Natural Dye Studio, Krafty Koala, Regia, JoJoland, RYC, Fabel, Lana Grossa & Silkwood.

I will have to get knitting the ole socks as I have a enough yarn for a fair few pairs!!!