Friday, September 28, 2007

That looks nothing like a Tilted Duster!

I was half way up the back to the lovely Tilted Duster when I decided I really didn't like the yarn for this project. ( It didn't help that Mario thought it was the same yarn as I had made him a jumper out of). So to the frog pond it went. I have ordered the Berroco needed from the States so will have to wait impatiently until it arrives. In the meantime I thought I would use the turqoise up on this. Elenya saw it and said she liked the bag.........It is not a bag! You have 3 inches worth of guess until it is finished.

My yarn arrived for the Secret Stole Lane Borgossia in Olive very lovely but maybe a little too fine so as a back up I also bought some JaggerSpun Zephyr in Sage also pretty. I might go mad and do a swatch but I wouldn't hold your breath.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

So not to bore you.

I finished my first christmas present yesterday. Just as I was about to cast on the next one when I realised it would make for a boring couple of months if I couldn't show you any pictures. So for blog harmony I have cast this on. The yarn is a pure wool that I bought about a year ago from Coldspring mill( I love that place!)I have no idea if I actually have enough yarn or not so the whole thing may fall prey to artistic license.

I saw this on thursday and have fallen in love with it. It is in the new knitty. I spent thursday at cold spring mills and I found this yarn which is a perfect colour for it. It is I think, Twilleys Freedom spirit in Fire which is in DK so completely the wrong gauge but, I am going to add a cone of plain red that is in the stash and hopefully that will work.

I rushed out yesterday to buy the 9mm circular that I needed and had absolutely no luck so I shall have to buy some online this week. It is like a self fulfilling prophecy - no body goes to yarn shops - yarn shops dont have what you want.
I have also bought the yarn and beads for my secret stole. You can't see the yarn?? well that is because the post around here still seems to be quite bad and although it was ordered over a week ago it still hasn't got here. Elenya's bunny finally arrived with her on friday she was a very happy girl.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

The last couple of weeks.

The time has just sped by. I realised that the blue acrylic left over from Oriana's school cardigan had been breeding in the back of the cupboard. So I made Inigo a tank top. I still haven't used it all up so what exactly I was thinking when I bought it I just dont know. We spent the last day of the holidays at flamingo land which was lovely. It was a grey day when we set out. I think a lot of people had stayed home so the queues weren't too bad. Elenya is tall enough to do all of the rides but the littleuns were about 3 inches to short for many things which was a bit frustrating for them though they found lots to keep them amused.

The children went back to school on Tuesday. Because it was E's first day at high school Mario took the day off. We spent the day wandering around Borders. Very agreeable!
I started making my first christmas present-very organised this year. Shame I can't show you!

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