Friday, January 30, 2009

There be knitting content!

Finally the Sweater of Doom makes an appearance, this first picture is of the front, just to make things as complicated as possible the back and front are different! There are 5 dropped stitches on the left front, and 2 plus a third on the back!

The design itself is inspired by some very cracked painted woodwork, maybe when it is finished I will make a collage of the photos that inspired the design along with some artwork and progress photos!

This is also my other plodding project, it feels like I've been knitting it forever, the first half seemed to move really quickly, and now it just plods slowly. I did manage a few rows while watching Men of Honour last night (what a great film). But I'm not sure if I like it...I keep looking at the yarn and thinking it would make a lovely baby surprise jacket. My grim determination to knit things up with my handspun this year is definately wavering a bit!

Also the UK Winter Warmers Swap comes to a close this week, it was pre-arranged that all the parcels would go out the same week, which I think was a great idea. I posted my package to my unsuspecting victim , yesterday and came home to find this collection of goodies from my surprise swap partner! It's a package to make some thrummed mittens in a lovely shade of blue merino. I've always wanted to make some thrummed mittens, which my partner obviously picked up on. Also in my package were some Brittany Birch DPNS and a very large box of After Eights, yum! Special thanks to Ali for putting it all togther for me!

Not quite sure why blogger started typing in a different colour inbetween photo's, or what I can do to adjust it, so I'm just going to let it be!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Fibres!

In lieu of any knitting content, here's the latest additions to the shop:

Update 23/01

I'm still chugging away on the Sweater of Doom, and the scarf that I'm working on, I'll try and get some progress photos up this week!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Neo!

My baby is 5 today, for weeks now we have been planning his first big birthday party, with all his old and new school friends in attendance, so later today we'll be decorating the hall and waiting for 28 children to arrive. This is the fabulous cake I had made, it's Banacafalata from the Doctor Who Christmas special 2007!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Just uploaded some more fibres to the shop, wasn't going to blog about it, but I liked the flickr mosaic so much I just had to share it!

Etsy Update 13/01

I am planning an update of luxury fibres by the end of the week!

Friday, January 09, 2009

Dashing around!

Just putting my head up above the parapet to let you know I'm still here, have been pretty busy for the last couple of weeks, and it shows no signs of slowing down just yet.

Have been dyeing some merino this week and have just been updating the shop:

Etsy Update 09/09

On the wheel I have some merino/cashmere/silk:

On the needles: still working on a handspun scarf (tv and travel knitting ) and the Sweater of Doom, which is just the biggest swatch in the world!