Ruby Slippers for a L’il Lady

22 08 2007

Here are the latest addition to my knits for my best friend Jessica who’s baby girl is due early December. The pattern is from Zoe Mellor’s Adorable Knits for Tiny Tots, as soon as I saw it I just had to knit them. They are knitted in Rowan Glace, Poppy shade with small flower buttons. They have 3 white cross-stitches on the toe in the pattern but I am undecided as to whether to put them on or not?


20 08 2007

Here is my latest project, Fetchings from I love them, they are so cosy and warm. They are a great introduction to cabling and are quick and easy to complete. They are knitted in Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora, in a lovely duck egg bluey-grey which I received from my Secret Pal on the Angel yarns forum summer swap. It is lovely yarn to work with, I enjoyed every minute of it and some of these will become family Christmas presents 🙂

Latest Sock Project

15 08 2007

Here are my latest socks being knitted for my husband. They are a plain stocking stitch pattern as I though this would be the best with the self patterning yarn. The yarn is Fabel from Garnstudio. I am knitting them at the same time (well on different needles) to stop me from getting single sock syndrome!!!

Winding me up :)

11 08 2007

My ball winder arrived this morning and here are some pics of my first ball, it is so satisfying, although we did have a few tangles in the hank. The ball is so neat and cute, I love it. The yarn is Fyberspates – Grenada, the picture doesn’t do it justice. It is lovely shades of pink, plum & burgundy, very autumnal. I am going to start my FC shawl in it as soon as I finish a few WIP’s first 😉

More Felting in the pipeline :)

11 08 2007

I have just received my SWTC Karaoke that I ordered from the Get Knitted Sale. To do the Coco Bag from for Xmas presents for my nieces. The shades are Wild Cherry, Black & Black Sheep & Bloom> They look lovely, can’t wait to start on them.
I also received a pattern for a girls cardigan knitted in self patterning sock yarn. I though that as I have so much sock yarn in my stash then it might be a good pattern to have and the size range is excellent.

Needed Cheering up!!!

6 08 2007

Look what my lovely postie just brought for me!!! It really cheered me up after 2 scoundrels outbid me at the last minute on a swift and ball winder, I was sooo annoyed 😦 I had been bidding for a week and I thought my maximums were high enough but they pipped me to the post.

Well I got:

  • A copy of Tess’ book (I really need to learn to crochet now, no excuses)
  • A copy of interweave knits 25 sock patterns (really lovely patterns)
  • 3 skeins of NDS yarn in Rainbow Mist, Atlantic & Shiraz, they are all lovely and snuggly. Can’t stop stroking them 😉
  • I also got a sample card of Tess’ yarns, they are all gorgeous and very reasonably priced. Can see some of those landing in my basket soon, if I can find any room in my house, LOL.

I am still waiting for my Koolaid dyeing kit and my hipknit yarns 🙂 Can’t stop feeding this habit.

Another pair finished :)

6 08 2007

Here are my latest finished socks. They are just a plain pattern but using yarn from Krafty Koala in Rainbow Ice. They are the first pair for me, yipeee and they are so comfy and warm, I love them. I bought 200g as I loved the yarn so I still have over 100g for another pair. I might try a patterned pair next time 🙂