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Thursday, 28 June 2012

More un-de-stashing

lol these have just arrived today, completely irresistable.

This is a skein of indescribably beautiful Teeswater wool, procucred at Woolfest for me by a friend, fulfilling a lifetime ambition of knitting with it, it'll be saved for something special :)

Followed by another skein of beauty from Elvincraft on Skye, in 'wildflower' colourway, again will await something special :)

What's the opposite of de-stashing?

I have no idea - upstashing? Stashing? Well, whatever it is, I've been doing it, in psite of my determination to de-stash lol There's just too much lovely stuff out there that needs a good and appreciatie home :)
Recent bargains ahve been won on e-bay - the huge bo of vintage tapesty wool which would knit a illion Fair Isle hats; 5  100g skeins of  very beautiful wool from Cold Harbour Mill in French Navy blue; 5  100g of handspun wool/silk in white, will be dyed I think ; a dozen wee balls of Shetland 4 ply for Fair Isle knitting, all different colours. To come - a skein of very  pretty wool from Elvincraft. Lots going on on the fleece/spinning front too, will pop fleece details in the spinning page.
I have vowed to keep away from e-by for the rest of the month. Oh, that's two days then.............  any bets?  lol

Saturday, 23 June 2012

New shawl on the needles

This is my In the pink by izzknits (pattern on Ravelry); just started, but enjoying ti so far. Bit trepidatious about joining on the side parts as folk seem to have had problems with that part, but will tackle it head on!

Aiming for this sort of outcome I hope:

Friday, 22 June 2012

Latest addition to the stash :) Although it's technically tapestry wool, I will probably use it for knitting. See full story here:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Seriously disappointed I can't make it this year, but am already planning for a trip next year. Luckily I have a lovely friend who is going on my behalf, who will collect up loads of info, take pics etc, and I've asked him to procure a hank of Teeswater wool which I've been after for a long time - really looking forward to that!

Anyone here going?

( Teeswater sheep photo from

Monday, 18 June 2012

First of the stash busting

I've been wanting to knit one or a long time now, so some leftovers of Noro unstashed yesterday resulted in this. Pattern on Ravelry

Stupidly pleased with it lol

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Round and round...............

............ and round and round............
Two new projects on the needles this weekend; the first is a straw sunhat for me. I wanted one for the garden and needless to say couldn't find anything too inspiring, so am knitting my own. I found some lovely raffia on e-bay at a reasonable price, from Adriafil, so ordered 6 x 25g, looks like it's gong to be plenty. I want to amke some sort of band for around it too, but not sure what yet. Pleased with this afternoon's progress, designing it on the needles as I go:

The other is the ten stitch blanket, the spiral one, from Ravelry, pattern by Frankie Brown. I'm going to knit it in all the odds from various pairs of socks knitted, so it will be stripey in a very unique way and thrifty too when it's done. This blue is the hand dyed sock yarn I did a few weeks back; the socks are done too, and will be in my Pocaid shop tomorrow for sale. Was pleased with the dyeing, it's very pretty.  I like having longterm pick -up-and-put-down projects on the go for in between moments when not too much concentration is required.