Tuesday, July 14, 2009


Pattern :Gwen
Yarn: Jaeger Roma {Angora, Rayon and nylon)
Needle:US 6and US 10

I started this hat a few weeks ago and have recently finished it I only had 1 ball of each color so thought a stripy effect would be nice, I think it gives it a retro feel and since the colors are that far apart it's not to loud. The yarn was a dream to knit with very soft, it also has a fair amount of elasticity in it so I Use a smaller needle to cast on 90 sts then inc to 135 sts on size 10 needles for the Lace section.
Overall a great easy knit. I am sure it will make a great gift, or i make just keep it for myself (muhahaha).

Six more WIP's so no new project to CO until they are finished. So I need to get cracking because I have so many projects I need to finish before the end of Summer. I have a plan to knit all my Christmas gifts again this year but I'll see how that goes, I know I have been saying I will knit that Cobblestone Pullover for DH forever but at last I am one step closer because I have the yarn it's a wool silk tweed blend so it should be nice. I also would love to be able to knit either February Lady Sweater by Pamela Wynne or Wrenna: Leather-laced cardigan by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes for myself I have yarn that i could use for both so that's good.

I am on a quest to put a severe dent in my Rav queue so if I can finish at least 1 large item every few weeks along with at least 3-4 smaller knits like hats or bulky projects than I should begin to make a dent in it, don't get me wrong I am not trying to speed knit because I knit for relaxation not for speed but at the end of the day if I continue to queue and don't knit anything I will never learn anything either, because each project should teach me something new or reinforce a technique learnt before. And for me that's what my knitting journey is all about.

Ciao my friends I need to go pack my overnight bag for the hospital tomorrow. bye

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Jill's Wings

This super easy shawl was done for a workmate of my DH. I was told he wanted a gift for female 2 days before he needed it, so I had to come up with something quick. It is knitted in Aran weight wool blend, which makes it perfect, because I don't know if she'll want to hand wash or not.
The body of the shawl is knitted in st st on a 7mm needle and the border is knitted in a faggoting stitch, (thanks Sue for telling me what it was called). I steamed blocked it in order to get it to open up which worked a treat.

On other news I have been asked to knit some items for a charity sale at a local Old folks home but I am stomped because I Know with copyright laws you can't knit other peoples designs for sale so I will have to try to find patterns that I would allow me to do that suggestions are very welcome.
I will be off to hospital again on Tuesdays for hopefully my final operation, I really hope they get it all this time. I really hate hospitals. This one will be much worse than the last with a longer recovery period and more pain, and it doesn't help that I can't take pain killers, I pray it all goes well.
Off to bed for me, I a m totally Knackered I spend the day decorating the bathroom and putting down the floor and waiting for sealant to dry.
Have a great evening Bye..................

Friday, July 03, 2009

Forest Canopy shawl

So I have done it!! I have have completed my very forest Lace shawl Forest canopy Shawl, the pattern is very well written and very easy I strongly recommend it for any beginner in lace knitting, I am feeling quite happy with it I am already planning my next one in a much nicer yarn. I the pics that follow show it unblocked with lifelines and all then pinned to my bed and then my attempt to get artistic also one with me wearing it, no really it's just my arm. I am soooooo please with it.
I have already cast on for my second shawl Shetland Triangle and about to cast on Gail aka Nightsong. They will all become gifts as I don't think I should keep all this gorgeousness for myself. Anyway you be the judge. :O)

Well have a great night my friends. Bye