Friday, August 31, 2007

WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so excited I just ordered a very healthy portion of yarn to add to my stash I just can't wait, can life get any better than this delicious yarn and great needles now to find the perfect patterns to go with my yarn, check it out.
Aren't those yarns yummy ooohh my and those colors. I know I am acting like a kid in a candy store but that is why this blog is so named. Because every new experience every new yarn or needle I try is like a whole new world opening up to me I just love it my new moto "To boldly go where ever my knitting takes me ".

I am not sure if I mentioned I am in the KH Suprise theme swap, well I am and I am having a ball finding things for my swappee I just hopes he/she likes my selections. I may have to hire Fed X or UPS to deliver this package.LOL.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Addi needles are the best!!!!!!!!!

I awoke this morning excited I was supposed to be receiving my shipment of Addi needles today my very first set of circular needles.
I ran down the stairs hoping beyond hope to see my package on the floor under the mail shoot, and there it was..... my package, I don't think I had been this excited about spending that much money in my life,,, is was a rush. I took my package up and tore into it like a madman. I couldn't wait to get started.

I have been hearing about them for so long and everyone was singing they praises, and I to have to say they are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am looking forward to begin knitting a garment with them so far it's only been swatches trying to get the feel for them. I am so very excited can wait.

Also as promise my finished
scarf and I have to say
it's very very warm.

And a gift I received from a friend and I intend to try to make the best of it all I'll even make him a gift from this stash. The funny thing is every time he comes over he always ask have you made anything from it yet? and I always reply i am saving them for something special. but that is not true it's just that I thought had left the world of synthetic fibers behind me and was moving on to better quality yarn but then I told my self,,,,,, self! when you had nothing else but A CRY LLICS that is what I knitted so why are you becoming so posh? Yes I gave myself a real wake up call. so this is my 1st WIP with my gift.
The inside out chemo hat from headhuggers.
But now it off to bed didn't realise how long I have been at the PC. Goodnight !!!!!!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Adding to my 100 things

34 I would love try my first sweater this Autumn.

35 I love soft cuddly things.

36 I love scented Candles

37 I Love bath gels and bubbles

38 I am not shy

39 I am very friendly

40 I love children

41 I love long walks on the beach and watching the sun set.

42 But I hate to feel sand between my toes ( bet you are wondering how I take those walks huh)

1:54 am so I am going to bed.

Pics to come soon of FO and a gift of stash..

Monday, August 20, 2007

Like a kid in a candy store!!!!!!!

Believe it or not today was my first time to go into a bonafided yarn store............. you may find it hard to believe but where I come from we don't have yarn stores and the only yarn that is sold is >>>>>>>>>>>>A Cry Llics <<<<<<<<<<<.
You should have seen my face it lit up like a Christmas tree. I couldn't believe there was so many yarns out there and to actually get to feel and touch them it was a blast.

But that is where the trouble began I didn't want to leave I spent more than 2 hours in there and they were having and end of summer sale Ahhhhhhhhhh it was to much, but I had control this time. So I am proud of myself. but I am not so sure whats going to happen the next time I go back..

Thursday, August 16, 2007

100 things about me !!!

1. I live in West Midlands UK and I'm a Female

2. I am married to the most wonderful person on this planet

3. I have knitting for about 7 months

4. My first project ever was a bag.

5. I love

6. I love making my own needles

7. My favorite yarn is ???? not sure yet

8. My fav needles are handmade but will be trying the addi turbos soon.

9. I am a English/thrower knitter (but will learn continental someday)

10. I have never knitted with circular ( i know it is sick )

11. I love music.

12. So far my favorite things to knit are hats .

13. Michael Jackson is my favorite singer.

14. I 2 projects on the needles.

15. The nanny is my favorite TV show.

16. I have black hair

17. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

18. I love to dance

19. Not really a animal person until I fell in love with this guy.

20. His name is whitey my niece named him lol

21. I crochet a little still in the learning process

22. I love knitting more

23. I love the beach

24. I love to cook

25. I prefer baths over showers

26. I love shoes my partner thinks I have to many ...can you really

27. I am a neat freak.

28. I hate it when my fingers are cold

29. I wear glasses to read

30. At present I knit only on straights.

31. I love cheese

32. I love Italian food

33. I love to read .....curled up in the window seat just when the sun is setting

Ok ok so maybe I can't find 100 things right now but I will over time so stay tuned.

My first monster pieces...

I believe that even Leonardo Da Vinci , Picasso,or Vincent Van Gogh had to have started they careers with a few paintings that only them could call master piece, so it's with that in mind I show you what I call my first master pieces:-here goes

One of my first objects was this bag it didn't start out as a bag it just started as me practising my garter stitch but I got bored and BO and decided to sew it up and add handles, at this point I didn't know anything about blocking or finishing.

Then came these objects my first hat and first attempt at ribbing.

Then followed by my first st st object I rather like this bag and believe it or not I couldn't even handle yarn efficiently as yet and I went and did this in raffia I would say I was quite brave.

I bought this denim jacket and decided I wanted to jazz it up so I bought some lion brand fun fur and decided to add this collar and cuffs. This was a bit difficult at first as I had never tried this fuzzy stuff before but in the end I think I ended up with a little doozy of a jacket.

This bag was my experiment with larger needles I think US size 15 I think .

Trying to step outside my comfort level with this seed stitch border and booties, these I gave as a gift to a friend and although they were not quite perfect she loved them.

This beanie style hat I did for my partner I was rather proud of this one I didn't even frog once yeah !!!!

This next project is a doozy my first time knitting in the round on dpns and to think I had been seaming all my other stuff someone should have told me about knitting in the round every since I loooove it. This hat was done in the colors of my National Flag.I may never wear it but I feel really good about myself for my first attempt. Bravo to me....

Those are all I have taken photos of so far but I will post the others soon.

Currently I have OTN a few scarves and The Inside Out Knit Chemo Cap I am really trying to finish before summer has ended because I really would like to start on my my very first cardigan or pullover and gloves.

Wish me luck.

A Blogging First.....

Hi everyone this is my 1st attempt at blogging so please bare with me.What I am hoping to achieve through this experience is plenty of feedback from the kind hearted knitsters out there. And a a place where I can post my pics vent the frustrations of teaching myself to knit and gain vital knowledge for your comments thank you in advance.

And telling you all about the wonderful yarns I will hope to find on my many trips to yarns stores all around the UK and hopefully Europe as well.

So with that said here goes:- when I come back I will show you guys some pics of things I have tried in my quest to call myself a KNITTER.

Bye see you later.