Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday Inspiration #3- Warming your feet

What is your favorite way of keeping your feet warm?
Entwined with Mr Frosty's warm legs. But knitting wise slippers or socks although I have no knitted sock as yet.

Do you have a favorite pair of socks you reach for to keep your toes toasty?

Yes I have a pair of super thick orange socks (Orange ekkkk sentimental value) that I am practically wearing almost everyday to sleep.

Is there a pair of socks/slippers you have been wanting to make for ages but haven't got around to?
Neither socks/slippers But these Bulky Cabled Legwarmers done with super bulky with cables I think these are really wicked. I know they are not for the foot but close enough. Or these babies Prairie Boots they are really cute.

What is your favorite finished object that warms your feet?
Knitted Moccasin SlippersWhat is your favorite yarn to use for socks/slippers?
I don't have a favorite at the moment but I could imagine some Slippers made from super soft Alpaca Like DROPS Silke Alpaca or Mirasol Miski yum yum

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Friday Inspiration #2- Warming your Neck

What is your favorite neck warming pattern?

I have been dreaming of doing this little number for quite a while now but I have not been brave enough to give it go as yet the pattern is called Ice Queen and I think it's so beautiful and feminine I love it.

However a pattern that I have actually done that I like would have to be one I recently did, a very simple bulky scarf for a friend and I am surprise at how much I love the finished scarf It was super quick and really created a nice lace-ish effect. the pattern is called Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf. I did mine in New Lanark Bulky on 10mm needles it's about 65" long and 5" wide.

Do you have a favorite FO?

Absolutely I love the first neck warmer I ever did for my self there is no pattern as I created it myself. There is nothing fancy about it but I love the colors and it is oh so warm. I was done with 6mm Needles using an acrylic yarn :O)

Is there a style of neck warmer you particularly like?

Yes I like Cowl's because they have dual purpose as they warm the neck and cover the head as well.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Friday Inspiration - Warming your Hands

I have totally fallen in love with knitting Fingerless Mitts. I have only knitted a few so far but I have loads queued in my Ravelry. I love the how quickly you can knit them up for gifts or simply just for keeping your hands warm when your on the computer or reading or even on a cold day.

It's 10 days before Christmas and I still have 3 pairs of Mitts to make but I am not worried :O) they knit up pretty quickly. Thats one of the nice things about Mittens are Hand warmers.

My first Mittens where a basic pattern but I am very proud of them. Since my first pair I have so far made Fetching, Twisted Rib , Cabled Fingerless Mitts and also mittens for toddler which where a treat to knit.

I think my favorite so far would have to be the Twisted Rib warmers which where done in Noro Silk Country (yummy) the yarn is absolutely gorgeous the mixture of Silk and Alpaca are very nice to knit with and a dream to wear.

I really want to try stranding and I think I will eventually but for now I am happy to knit up the one in my queue. All of which will make excellent gifts. I would love to make myself a pair in Garnstudio Drops Silke Alpaca 20% silk and 80% baby alpaca ohhh my so so soft.:O) :O) but instead of knitting with the yarn I keep it next to my bed and constantly touching it :O).

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

UK Swap Winter Warmers Questionnaire

It's time again for another UK swap, Here is the questionnaire.......

Handmade Item Swap

What kind of items are you interested in receiving? Would ideally love a Blanket/Throw it is very cold in the North. But I can understand if someone is not willing to knit such a large item so my alternative options would be a really nice Shawl or Gloves

Do you knit, crochet, or both?I knit

What is your favourite colour?I love Neutral colors for example Beige's, Browns but also like reds and blues and have found a new appreciation for Purple.

What is your least favourite colour?Orange eeekkkk

What’s your style? (elegant, traditional, glamorous, girly, natural, sporty, outgoing, etc.)I like to think of my self as a bit traditional, elegant, and a tad girly

Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn? I love merino wool, also love Alpaca. My favorite brands are Malabrigo,, Patons classic merino and Drops Silke Alpaca

Do you have a least favourite type of yarn? Definitely I hate scratchy wool and polyester, also frizzy acrylics like eyelash

Do you do any other crafts?Sewing and Baking

Are there any knitting accessories you are interested in receiving? Large size Circular Metal or Bamboo needles (7mm and upwards) needle gauge, needle case, and if I am allowed to dream a Ball winder and a Swift, :O)

What do you like to eat? Milk Chocolate (Lindt and Thornton's), Custard Biscuits and Cookies

Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?None

Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know? I always try to give of my best and I really appreciate when people take the time and effort to give the best they can. I prefer quality over quantity. Not to sure if this helps any but I love taking long baths with lavender scents and candles.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Can't feel my fingers but still knitting....

My fingers are freezing but I am still knitting :O) Just a quick update to show a few Fo's. As usual I can't seem to get good pics I really need to take a photography class. As my photos do not do any justice to my Fo's.
Airy Scarf
Needle US10
Yarn Knit Picks Shimmer
This is my first very humble attempt as knitting with a Lace weight yarn not to bad I don't think.
Drawstring Pouch
Needle US 6
Yarn Sirdar Calypso
Needle US7
Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes
I think this hat is my favorite project to date and it going all the the way to New York for my cousin Leisa as a Christmas Gift. I just love how it came out.
This is a hat I did a while back but I just couldn't find the right button I think I have so here it is button and all.

Well of to bed Weather man says 15cm of snow today so it's going to be Brrrrrrr freezing.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A very satisfying knit.

Yarn: Wool of the Andes
Needle: 8US
Cast On; 9th Nov 2008
Bind Off: 10th Nov 2008
Instead of the 120 sts the pattern called for I did 100 and did 11 repeats of row 5 and it looks perfect.

Knitted Moccasins
Yarn: Wool of the Andes
Needle: 8US
Cast On; 9th Nov 2008
Bind Off: 10th Nov 2008

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Finished Objects

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes
Needle: US#6
Cast On: Sept 1th 2008
Bind Off: November 9th 2008
I feel really bad it took me so lonf to finish these, but in my defense I was moving so I didn't have the time. But I love these mittens and i think they will make great gifts.

Yarn: Cascade 220
Needle: US #6 & 8
Cast On: 23rd October 2008
Bind Off: 7th November 2008

Yarn: Sidar Pullman
Needle: US # 8
Cast On: 2th October 2008
Bind Off: 4th October 2008
I love love this pattern, knitted top down. Very warm and snuggly.Great for the cold weather.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

House to Home!!!

Hi everyone how are you doing? How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Well as usual it's freezing here, I have had to stop wearing light cardigans or jacket when I go out and had to pull out the Winter coats and tights and boots. Gloves and all I probably look like and Eskimo but I don't care at least I am warm.

We are moving house so not much knitting being done. I am up to my elbow in paint and cleaning. It's like transforming a Caterpillar into a Butterfly. But I like it I get to put my own niche on it.
Although I have not been knitting much I have manage to cast on Mathew's Balaclava, and am really hoping to cast on the Calorimetry and the Cobblestone Pullover soon.

I have decided to destash all the Lace yarn in my stash as I have discovered after a nasty incident with a skein of Lace alpaca that lace weight yarns and I are not friends, so as much as I love looking at lace I will have to find a heavier yarn to knit it with.

Well that's it for now but I hope next post to have loads of photos of finished projects or at least started. Take care and God bless.xxxxxx

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christmas Knitting

Hi all How's everyone doing?

How is your Christmas knitting going? I need to get mine on track, I have maybe 5-6 persons to knit gifts for, so I need to get cracking. I have been busy with decorating our new flat, loads of painting to be done so not much knitting. I am hoping that after the move I will get to snuggle up and knit, knit like the wind. I do however have a few more FO'S to show.

Pattern: Thorpe #2 (no ear flaps)
Yarn: Wendy Fusion
Needle: US #8
Cast on: Oct 8th 2008
Bind Off: Oct 11th 2008

This is my second Thorpe, but I have left the ear flaps off this one but I really love how it has come out and the color is so yummy it will make a great gift.

Next is a pretty little scarf to match the Thorpe.

Pattern: Bow Tie Scarf
Yarn: Wendy Fusion
Needle: US #7
Cast on: Oct 11th 2008
Bind Off: Oct 17th 2008

Very cute pattern and a very quick knit although that is not apparent from my dates but I finish 95% of the scarf in a few hours but then life happened so only manage to finish it last night. I love it, another great gift I think.

A few dishcloths for the kitchen.

Pattern: Knitted Dish Cloths
Yarn: Sugar n cream (Stripes & Solid)
Needle: US #10
Cast on: Oct 5th 2008
Bind Off: Oct 6th 2008

Very easy and quick basic knit.

And last but not least a Blanket charity.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Twisted Rib Warmers

Hi there how is everyone doing? I hope it's warmer where you are than it is here?
I have been knitting again I know this is becoming a habit, but I rather like it! My recent FO are the Wrist warmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts I really like how they came out and they fit perfectly But I think I will give them as gifts. Actually I am trying to knit all my Holiday gifts. I will keep all items on the smaller level, if I try to knit larger items I may end up with one FO, so Mittens, Scarf and Hats will be the best bet for me.
Anyway enough babbling here are the Mittens. I promise they do look way better than the pic I reall suck at taking pics.

Yarn: Noro Silk Country (Silk/Alpaca)
Needle: US#6 4mm
Cast on: Sept 24th 08
Bind Off: Sept 30th 08

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I've been knitting and have More FO'S!!!!!

I have been trying to knit up the yarn from my stash so these next 2 projects are definitely stash buster projects. These two where not on my list but I saw the and decided to try them I really like how they came out and the are supper warm. technically the hat still needs a button but that is a tiny technically.

Name:My not so Blue Hat
Yarn:Sirdar Click
Needle: US#10 6mm
Cast on: Sept 11th 2008
Bind Off:Sept 13th 2008

Name:Purple Cabled Mitts
Needle: US#8 5mm
Yarn: Sidar Click
Cast on: 12th Sept 2008
Bind Off:15th Sept 2008

Also I have finally cast on for my first Fetching I am really liking the yarn I am using which is the Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks. I didn't think that a bargain Wool would be so nice to knit with. I definitely think the next project will be the Cobblestone Jumper from my list as the weather is getting just cold enough for Dh to need to wear it. Or maybe that's just my opinion as I think my body is still adjusting to the British weather.Don't get me wrong I absolutely love it here but the weather is so unpredictable I think it changes every 5-10 mins or maybe 2-10 steps. :0)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A FO at last

This is my most recent library find.

Also I have started to work on my list of projects to knit. I decided to start with the Winter Set because they have to travel very far. I think I mentioned they are for my Friends daughter Naomi and they live in MA. USA. Here is the finished set.

Name:Naomi's Winter Set
Yarn:Sirdar Supersoft Toddler Aran
Needle: US#8 5mm

Name: My Mary Jane Slippers
Yarn:Tivoli Wool mix
Needle: US#7 4.5mm

Stay tuned for more FO's. :0) :0) :0)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Winter Set

So I have cast on for my first of many projects. I decided to start with the Winter Set for my friend's daughter, Naomi.

Originally I was going to use Caron simply soft but I am actually using Sidar Toddler Aran. which is knitting up pretty great almost wool like in texture.

I am about half way through the scarf, 44 inches of rib oh my, halfway through the mittens and about to cast on the hat so I can finish it all together. I think it's quite cute.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Isn't the library great?

I recently joined the Library, There is nothing fantastic about that but what I find fantastic is the selection. I come from a country where you go to the library and most of the time I may find one or 2 books on knitting and the ones I did find where vintage to put it nicely. So here I am now in the UK and am blown away by the one(1) the number of books on knitting and two (2)the amount of books I can take from the library at one time twenty(20) also the fact that I can reserve books that may not even be at my branch and have them delivered there for pick up I find that really convenient.
So hats off to the library; because come on it's not every book we may want to buy sometimes they just one pattern that you may want from a book and I for one will not buy a book just for one pattern call me frugal I don't care.
I prefer to go to the library look at it and if it has loads that I may want to knit then yes I'll buy it but if not I can take it home or chose to leave it there.

Here is a few of the ones I recently got, and these where books I had wanted to check out for sometime now, not that I may ever knit anything from them but at least I have the opportunity to read, gaze and decide if anything in the books would be right for me.

And I have few on reserve to collect this week. As the British would say I am well chuffed!!!!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Year already??

Happy Blog day to me .............................Today is one year that I have been blogging, I am pretty chuffed that I have stuck with it for so long because sometimes I just don't have (blank) to say. But never the less I have here for a year and loving it. And no I am not going to do anything as original as a competition I have learn my lesson with that plus, only maybe 2 or 3 persons read this space anyway. So I am just going have me a nice slice of cake a glass of milk and reread all my previous post. So that I can see what I have done wrong and what I have done right and aim to make my blog a more inviting place.

On another note I have received my Swap package from the UK swap.I will post a pic later. It was totally unexpected. I am still waiting to finish my package to send off but right now I am paying a few debts off so I can sleep better at night.

I have been doing so much over the last few months, I am now knitting for 3 different charities Caring Yorkshire Hands Save the Children and Blankets for UK Hospitals, it's a really great feeling to know that some small item I have knitted will help to save a life or keep a child warm. I have already sent off 2 boxes of hats to Save the children and I am at present finishing up a few items for the Caring Yorkshire Hands and getting ready to start my first blanket for the UK Blanket charity which I have join over on KH . I will try to post Pics of a few of the FO's.

An update on my previous WIP some I have finished the Palindrome Scarf, the Pink Pinwheel Blanket and even went on to do An unoriginal hat I only have one item that is still on my needles well technically on waste yarn, that I have to finish and that is my first pinwheel blanket which was intended for my niece Kayla. but maybe I finish it on time for when she has her first baby. The blanket has so many stitches that It will no longer fit on any of my needles so I am searching for a longer one about 200 cm or so. because I want to move on I hate leaving things unfinished, hope I can find the needle soon.

I do however have several project in mind to start pretty soon but I am getting totally organise first so that I can confront any problems head on. I am really excited to get started because most of these items are for the upcoming winter.

On my to do list is and it is quite wishful thing on my part but I am going to try very hard to accomplish everything on this list:

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood
Yarn: New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed

Yarn: Cascade 220 Wool

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Pattern:Mary Jane Slippers by Whitney Van Nes
Yarn:Cascade 220 Wool

Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted

And these are not all I have alot of catching up to do with what I want to accomplish with my knitting so I am aiming big and shooting for the stars. So wish me luck. As I cast on each project and I am going to be CO each one simultaneously I hope, so my first step is to print all patterns which I will be doing this week and then the swatching begins. When I first started knitting I would only knit things that where small and that I considered easy and I was stuck in the mentality for quite sometime but I am trying to get out of that kind of thinking so I started the Palindrome scarf which to me at the time seemed difficult (by the way so easy) and the the Pinwheel Blankets (again so easy) so by the time I got to my Unoriginal hat cables where not as scary as before. And I have found that I rather like Cables. I think the other big things that scare the heck out of me are large garments and lace and the is where two of the projects on my to do list comes in. Anyway I am really excited about getting started and will be posting about my journey as I go through my list which as I finish one Item I will be adding another.

So Here are some pics of a few of my FO's and the first Pinwheel blanket as it stands now with over 1000 sts.
Have a great day!!Bye

Saturday, July 19, 2008


I read this on Hollyp Blog I thought it was fun so I have decided to post it here and tag someones blogs I read so here I go........

ACCENT: Barbadian


CHORE I DON'T CARE FOR: Hand washing

DOG OR CAT:I wasn't an animal person until I met this little fellow
ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS: Laptop, Cell, Mp3 and my Camera.

FAVORITE COLOGNE: Narcisse For Her and Guess for women


HANDBAG I CARRY MOST OFTEN: I love over sized handbags my the one I use most often now is a cream one with large zips and clasp.

INSOMNIA: Not really only if I am anxious

JOB TITLE: At the moment I am a SAHW

KIDS: Not yet but soon

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS: Flat in pretty quiet area in Leeds

MOST ADMIRABLE TRAIT: I tell it like it is I believe in telling people the truth

NAUGHTIEST CHILDHOOD BEHAVIOR: I was a tomboy they couldn't keep me in the house always with the boys even when they didn't want me with them, it was take me with you or I am going to tell on you!

OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAY: Once I was in ST Vincent on a camping trip and I had an asthma attack was unconscious, had to spend the night and following day in hospital, that was the scariest ever. I didn't even know I was asthmatic until then.

PHOBIAS: Mice, Rats, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs anything that looks like a rat. And cockroaches, frogs and Centipedes. eeeeegadddd

QUOTE: When God is for you who can be against you!

REASON TO SMILE: I am God blessed, loved and healthy.

SIBLINGS: 2 Sisters and 3 Brothers

TIME I WAKE UP: 6.00 am

UNUSUAL SKILL OR TALENT:Sorting, I can bring sanity from confusion
VEGETABLE I REFUSE TO EAT: Tomatoes It may not be a vegetable but I would not eat it

WORST HABIT: I am a neat freak I am constantly arranging and rearranging do not like disorder

YUMMY STUFF: Anything chocolate or cheesy


Ok so that is me from A-Z. If you read this tag someone I tagged

Friday, July 18, 2008

Question of the Week # 6

The topic is music this week:

Q:Of all the bands/artists in your cd/record collection, which one do you own the most albums by?
A:Honestly and without any apologies it is Celine Dion and my favourite song is the Power of the dream

Q:What was the last song you listened to?
A:Take a Bow by Rhianna

Q:What’s your favorite local band?

Q:What’s the worst CD/record/etc. you’ve ever bought?
A:Honestly I don't buy music unless I like it

Q:What was the first single/album you ever bought?
A: I hope you guys can hear me scratching my head because I just can't remember (lord am i getting old)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Uk Swap Question of the week #5

Quick fire questions this week, based on a game I've played with friends whilst on (very long) car journeys!

Choose one - don't think just choose...

1. Stop or go?
2. Going out or Staying in?
3. Small town or big city?
4. Happy or sad?
5. Straights or Circulars?
6. Red or Blue?
7. Seaside or countryside?
8. Fish or chips?
9. Surprises or plans?
10. Wine or beer?
11. Sweaters or cardigans?
12. Pizza or Pasta?
13. Chopsticks or fork?
14. Early Bird or Night Owl?
15. Knitting or crochet?
16. Hot or cold?

And now for the picture part of this quiz (copied from a meme that's going around at the moment)

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Uk Swap Question of the week #4

Hey all I really have not post a real post here in ages but that's just because I have been so busy since returning to the UK job hunting and all and then I threw my back out and have been in bed for the past 2 weeks almost all day just barely trying to answer the swap questions and maybe a moment or two on KH and Ravelry but I promise as soon as I am better I will fill you all in on every boring thing that has been going on in my knitting life.

Here are this weeks questions.

A knitting theme this week...

Q:What is your favourite thing that you have knit? (It might not be your favourite thing to wear but it was the most enjoyable to knit).
A:My favorite thing so far that I have knitted would have to be my pinwheel Blanket because it was different from at the hats I had knitted before,

Q:What is the worst thing you've ever knit?
A;A scarf I made from Fuzzy yarn I bought from the 99p store it is so darn scratchy I will never wear it I wouldn't even give it to my worst enemy

Q:What are your favourite knit blogs?
A: I read lottts of Blogs but I can't say that I have a favourite as I learn alot from all of them.

Q:What is the most amazing knitted thing you have seen (This Ravelry thread might help)
A:I just can't make up my mind at this point....but if I do make my mind up I will edit this post.

Q:What is your favourite knitted item to wear? Post a picture if you can
A: My most favorite knitted item would have to be my Cowl it keeps me so warm. Fortunately for you guys I don't have a pic of me in it. whew ( Not into to taking photos of myself)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Uk Swap Question of the week #3

Here are the questions for week #3 of the UK SWAP.

Is there a TV programme you watch religiously?
Sex In the City
CSI Miami
How to look good Naked

What TV programme(s) do you avoid like the plague?
Anything Scary for example Dr Who

Is there a TV programme that you find works particularly well for knitting along to?
I honestly don't do much knitting while I watch Tv

What was/is your favourite kids TV programme?
When I was a child I loved Sesame Street and as an adult I still love it!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Question of the Week #2

Which three guests (alive or not) would you invite to a dinner party and why?

My Mum--don't need a reason she is just awesome.

Moses-- Because I would love to ask him so many questions about being a great leader.

Michael Jackson-- Just because I love love his music

Friday, June 13, 2008

UK Swap Question of the Week #1

As a part of the UK Swap there will be competitions going on . this question of the week is the first such competition, so here are the first questions:

What are you doing to participate in WWKIP day on Saturday?
I knit everywhere all the time so therefore I have a knit n public daily. As for the WWKIP I am not quite sure as yet, I have a wedding to go to on Saturday so I don't think that is an appropriate place for knitting but if I did knit it would definitely be the strangest place I ever knitted. (I will post a pic of wherever I knit on Saturday)

What is the strangest place you have ever knit?
Let me see so far I would have to say "no strange place as yet unless you consider the bathroom to be strange"

Later folks

Monday, May 19, 2008


Here is the questionnaire to the UK swap.

Part One: Crafting

Do you knit, crochet, or both?KNIT but would love to learn to crochet




Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?SQUEAKY YARNS


Do you knit in public?If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project?YES AND ANYWHERE AND ANYTHING

What do you carry your "portable" knitting in? AT PRESENCE I DON'T HAVE A TRAVEL KNITTING BAG SO I JUST PUT IT IN MY HANDBAG

Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?HARMONY NEEDLES, ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN'S AND YARN HARLOT BOOKS, MANOS, MALABRIGO, CASHMERE AND HANDMAIDEN YARN,A SWIFT AND BALL WINDER (yeah I know I lust alot)

Part Two: Your Favourites

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)?HANDMAIDEN SEA SILK OR 100% CASHMERE why? BECAUSE I AM TOLD THEY ARE VERY SOFT AND LUXURIOUS.

What is your favourite colour?BLUE BUT I LIKE REDS AS WELL

What is your least favourite colour?LILAC


How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure) I LOVE BUBBLE BATHS, I AM A SUCKER FOR A GREAT MASSAGE

What goodies to you like to eat? (chocolate, biscuits, sweets,crisps etc)MILK CHOCOLATES AND COOKIES(CHOCOLATE CHIP)

Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit?Any particular kind?I USUALLY DRINK TEA MY FAVOURITE IS (GINGER LEMON), BUT I LOVE CHOCOLATE-COFFEE DRINKS

Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TV show-Along, movies, music, podcasts, audiobooks)MUSIC AND PODCASTS

Part Three: About you, Living & Past-times

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)? HANDMAIDEN SEA SILK OR 100% CASHMERE why? BECAUSE I AM TOLD THEY ARE VERY SOFT.

Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address) LEEDS

Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?NO GREW UP ELSEWHERE

What is your favourite place in the UK?I DON'T HAVE A FAV AS YET LOVE I IT ALL
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?VENICE ITALY VERY ROMANTIC PLACE AND WONDERFUL ARCHITECTURE

What other hobbies do you have?COOKING (mostly baking) CAMPING AND HIKING

Part Four: The Theme

As part of this swap we are asking you to post (or link to) a picture or photograph you like. Your swap pal will use the photo as a basis for a themed item or parcel.

It could be of a specific item, e.g. Jellybeans, an Alpaca, a rainbow or a scene e.g. sunset, beach, woodland or anything else you can think of! Please add a few words to explain why you have chosen the photo if you think this is appropriate.

It could be a photo you have taken or a picture you have found on the internet. Please note - if the picture is not yours please ensure you seek permission from the owner before posting it on your blog. Alternatively, you can link to the original picture.
(Why I like this picture? because it remains me of home and how beautiful it is and it seems as if the sky knows no boundaries and the sea and sky are one.)
Final Part:Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?NO FIBER/FOOD ALLERGIES

Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?

I am a Barbadian living in UK. I am relatively a beginner knitter, I knit for relaxation. I have not knitted with any other fibers but Acrylic, but that doesn't mean I am not willing to try new fibers (I am very much so). I am willing to step outside of my comfort zone ( so far most things I have knitted are hats) and try new things. I am a self taught knitter so most of what I have learnt is from TV or internet. I love reading but I think when it come to knitting I am a visual learner I prefer to see pictures or videos and not just read about it.There are so many things I would love to try in knitting and so much yarn to get. My next stop is learning to spin (very excited about that). oh did I mention I love chocolate or anything with chocolate in it.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pimping the Swap!!!

The purpose of the contest is to spread the word about the UK Swap and generate interest on the Swap Blog. Anyone (living anywhere) can promote the swap and participate in (and win) the contest. However, only those living in the UK will be able to join the swap.

Pimp the Swap on your blog or website. Post a message and a button telling everyone that we’re doing a UK based Knitter’s Swap from June - September. Tell them Sign-ups begin on May 19th, 2008 and close on June 2nd.

Ways you will be entered in the draw for a fabulous yarny prize:

1.Posting a message on your blog (make sure to leave a comment here telling us you did so!)
2.Having other people comment here that they found out about the Swap from your blog/website. (One extra entry for every person that says you sent them).
3.Note: Hosts will not be entered into the contest, but don’t let that deter you from telling us where you found out about the swap!

The Prize?

One skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in colourway January One.

Now, go forth my yarny-friends and PIMP THE SWAP!

P.S. Contest begins today (Wednesday 14th May) and ends Monday 2nd June at midnight! (When sign ups close). The winner of the Pimp the Swap contest will be announced before matches go out in the second week of June.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Another one for the babies

Here is another hat for the Save the Children Appeal!!!That's all for now see ya!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

More Hats!!!!

Hi everyone how's it going?
This is just a quick post to show my latest 3 hats for the Save the Children appeal. I am a bit busy now so will hear you guys later. Bye

Monday, April 14, 2008


For the first three people that reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: you win!!!
For your prize, I will send you a gift.
It might be something I’ve made, or something cool from my hidden stash of fabulousity. It might be a mix CD, or a rubber duck, or a book I think you might enjoy. A love letter, a useful object, or something else that is awesome or maybe just taking up room in my house.
Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in 365 days of your posted comment or less, and I will need your snail mail.
The only thing you need to do to receive your gift is PARTICIPATE.
Be one of the first three journalers to reply to this, (make sure I can contact you via e-mail) and post this very same thing in your journal, and YOU are the lucky giftee.
Just ‘cuz.
Because you get what you need when you ask, and because it’s fun to give people stuff.I accepted the challenge from Lizzie at Lizzie's Loose Ends. If you accept the challenge, you need to link to me showing you accepted the challenge from this blog.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lost my Mojo......and looking for it.....

Buenos Noches everyone!

What's up with you?

Well it's been a while since I have posted or knitted anything, I don't know I just seem to have lost my "MOJO" Some days I just don't feel like doing anything I know it sounds like I am being lazy, but that's not it honestly:- I can't seem to bring myself to even get up some mornings. and most mornings I awake with a serious migraine and to top it all off I am feeling depressed totally depressed. It's been 4 months count em 4 that I have not been hugged, kissed or felt the touch of my Boobear (pet name for hubby),Yes I have not seen my husband in 4 months some people would say that is no time but for me it seems like eternity and it is really hard if I knew it would have been like this I wouldn't have made the decision to leave him, but it was a sacrifice that had to be made, but that doesn't make it any easier. I am really praying that everything gets sorted out soon so that I can leave this tropical paradise and return to the very unpredictable weather of England. I miss him so much just a little bit more than I miss not having any real yarn to knit with while I am here. I have so many projects I want to get started, but in all seriousness I feel like I have lost an arm or leg I feel helpless without him, someone reading this will have a difference in opinion to mine I believe that my boo is my soul mate and that God created him just for me he is the most caring, gentle, forgiving, loving, kind, considerate, trusting man I have ever known and he makes me feel so special and cared for I feel like the only other person in my life who can love me and care for me as much as he does is the almighty father.And I believe in this world where everything is so materialistic that when we find someone or something special that makes our heart truly beat and causes the blood that flows thro our veins to do a double take we should treasure them or it with our hearts, and I have found two such loves God and my boo bear.

A little knitting talk! What's on your needles?

Well I'll tell you whats on mine "hats" and more "hats". Do I sound excited? well I am "very" this is the fist thing in months that has made me feel so good about myself. I recently became involved in Save The Children Africa Project. And this is my first time knitting for charity and it feels sooooooooo good I feel energized and ready to knit for the fist time in weeks. So far I have 4 hats my target is 20 hats. I hope that those who read my blog will decide to help save these innocent lives, you don't have to live in the UK to be apart of it you just have to be willing. Honestly my choices of yarn to use for these little hats are very limited right now as the only yarn that is sold here is Red Heart Super saver and I think that is way to harsh for a babies head or any apart of them. So I have to try to see if I can get my hands on some worsted or Dk weight yarn to get more hats done I did receive some yarn from a very kind Sandy a little while ago but most of it I can't use because of the color apparently in Africa white symbolises death and most of the yarn she sent me was mostly white are had a white background so I need to find some relatively cheap washable yarn aka (acrylics) online that will ship to Barbados anyone knows of any drop me a line I hope I can find them soon because I am excited to get these hats done.
Here are 3 of the finished ones I have done so far just a basic rolled brim with a I-cord top and a 2x2 rib with a little and I mean little stranding and a basic 1x1 rib with stripes.
Well have a good one later!!!!!