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Friday, 26 February 2010

Sea foam scarf

Done for me, also for my Poet's Calendar project and the Guild's "elements" challenge. Commercially spun, hand dyed in the ball with acid blue and yellow dyes to give sea green and white foam effect; the pattern is New Shale, to continue the sea theme.
Pleased with this. :)

ETA - won the Guild "Elements" challenge with this :)

Monday, 22 February 2010

Sorting out.............

This is just under half of what was lurking at the end of the sofa LOL I'm busy sorting it out into bags of separate projects, ubt it's taking some time. Some of it I just don't want I think, so will go off to the charity shop, but most of it is earmrked for specific things when I get round to them.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

In between sock knitting...........

I got these two finished this afternoon, delighted with both. Cropped cardigan is in Patons Vintage "Burnished" - only 59p per ball from Kemps online place. I'd been eyeing it up even at full price, so to find it so cheap was wonderful! The Purple one is the Samhain Hares tee from Yarn Forward magazine, in Donegal tweed (ooohh that wool.........). Both for me, delighted with them both.
Back to the socks

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Couldn't wait, could I?

LOL I cast off teh body of a jumper this morning after breakfast, so I decided to take one of the new balls of Noro in the car and start a pair of socks whilst doing soem messages - feedstore, tip, post office etc. Just as well I did, I also managed to get some al fresco knitting done whilst MrL had to change a wheel due to enormous pothole we went into tyring to avoid something steaming along in the opposite direction.............
Note - spare tyre space under boot makes a nifty wool holder :)
Knitting up nicely, one of those where you keep going "just another round" to see how the colours develop LOL

Friday, 19 February 2010


This is a little treat for me...............:) I invested in two balls of Kureyon sock yarn, with 4.00 off a ball, down to 7.00 each, from

I found the Kureyon whilst looking for something else, but couldn't resist I've never had any of their wool before, but always admired the colourways, so I'm really looking forward to casting on. Probably tonight LOL

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Other bits...........

This is a skein of Blue Faced Leicester aran weight, successfully dyed a rather beautiful shade of apple green. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, might lend itself to a lace hat of some sort?

Got out a paint brush and painted some Dorset Horn tops; pleased with how it looks so far, will see how it spins up.

More Dorset Horn on the wheel, not sure what for, just felt like doing some spinning! LOL

Current knitting

This first one is the Samhain Hares tee from Yarn Forward magazine, but knitted in a rather gorgeous amethyst shade of donegal tweed, with cream hares and celtic knot pattern. Not much more to do on that; it's my go for our Winter Knitting Olympic Challenge at Creeative Living. Looks like I'll have time to do another one as well.

This second one is a cropped cardigan from another knitting magazine; knitted in Patons Vintage that I got at a great price from Kemps online; lovely peachy pink colours, nice to knit with, and I managed to find a single special button for it too. Might change the collar and not add the pockets, but I'll see when the time comes.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Viking jumper

Now completed, pelased with this. Beautifully warm, quick to knit up - British undyed aran wool, bought soem time ago from e-bay (another one MrL missed out on LOL) Love the Celtic cable on the hood, and it sits nicely when down. I'm tempted to do another one, but more colourful - stripes perhaps? We'll see.