Saturday, December 27, 2008
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
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
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
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, 100Purewool.com, 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
Well of to bed Weather man says 15cm of snow today so it's going to be Brrrrrrr freezing.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Cast On; 9th Nov 2008
Bind Off: 10th Nov 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Needle: US # 8
Cast On: 2th October 2008
Bind Off: 4th October 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
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
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
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Name:My not so Blue Hat
Needle: US#10 6mm
Cast on: Sept 11th 2008
Bind Off:Sept 13th 2008
Needle: US#8 5mm
Yarn: Sidar Click
Cast on: 12th Sept 2008
Bind Off:15th Sept 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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
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
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
Yarn: New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed
Yarn:Cascade 220 Wool
Saturday, July 19, 2008
BREAKFAST OR NO BREAKFAST: Breakfast
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
GOLD OR SILVER: Both
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
ZOO ANIMAL I LIKE MOST: Deers
Ok so that is me from A-Z. If you read this tag someone I tagged Carolyn
Friday, July 18, 2008
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
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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
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.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Is there a TV programme you watch religiously?
Sex In the City
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
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
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"
Monday, May 19, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
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!
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
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
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.
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
Well have a good one later!!!!!