Santa Came Early

28 11 2007

My mum & dad gave me some money for Christmas to order some yarn and look what just arrived. It is sooo scrummy.

From left to right:
Cherry Tree Hill – Sockittome Sock yarn in Jewels
Artesano Apaca Hummiongbird 4-ply in Turtledove x 2
Aretesano Alpaca 4-ply in Teal (Bolivia) x 2
Fiesta Ballet Merino/Tencel in Sapphire
and a Crystal Palace Panda Wool kit with Violet shade panda wool and Quill DPN’s.
Now I just need to finish my Christmas knits to be able to get cracking, I think next year I will mainly be knitting socks 😀


Just had to share……

11 11 2007

I know its not knitting related but I just had to share some pictures of my cousin Jo’s fantastic wedding wich we attended yesterday! It was the most stunning, lavish, spectacular wedding that I have ever attended (and probably will ever attend). Jo looked stunning in an oyster pink wedding gown, with stunningly classic black bridesmaid dresses.
My auntie (Jo’s mum) made the most amazing cake, the flowers and leaves are all made from icing, she made mine 5 years ago which was very similar but 3 tiers.

Won’t bore you with all the details, just to say I have seen less spectacular weddings on the pages of Hello magazine. It was a truely awesome Day!!!!

Some close up flower shots!

New Projects & Christmas Knits

7 11 2007

I have started a pair of socks requested by my friend Jessica for when she goes into hospital to have her baby in 4 weeks time 🙂 They are Tumbling Block Socks (pattern in To-do list links), they are knitted in Middlearth Yarns – Sherbet (75% BFL & 25% Nylon), the colours are so vibrant that the pictures don’t really do them justice.

Here is a close up of the stitch pattern:

Here is the progress picture of my Bertie scarf being knit for my Mother in Law for Christmas, it is knitted it Artesano Alpaca Cloud – Cream and it knitted on 4.00mm needles. Also knitted in are Jaeger Translucent beads, its is so soft and snuggly, I hope she likes it 🙂

Thought you might like to see a progress pic of my Chevron Scarf, it is coming along nicely but I have decided to keep it for me as I love it so much so it has been put on the back burner until the Baby/Christmas knits are finished as they are on a time limit :S

So swift!!!

5 11 2007

Here is a picture of my new swift which arrived this morning from Sweden. It is fantastic!!! I wound the skein in the pic in about 2 minutes with not one tangle, I couldn’t believe how easy it made it! I can see me enjoying winding now! It is beautifully made and very solid 🙂

One Down One to go!!!

4 11 2007

I have finished one of my Waving Lace socks from Favorite Socks but I have had to put the other one on the back burner until I have completed a few Christmas knits and some socks for my best friend for when she goes into labour with her l’il lady 🙂

Excuse the fat, white, hairy legs & the stash in the background, its not as easy to take photos of your feet as you would think ;P