Thursday, August 30, 2007

All the Small Things

And one very big thing! I got me the instruction manual for my knitting machine, as a PDF dad printed it off and presented me with this tome!I think it was a good thing to get, its rather complicated, from reading the instructions we found a whole contorl panel we didbt know was there! and it has a port to attach a floppy drive!!!
So far I have set it up and made Stocking Stitch, havent managed anything more complex as yet...

Next up an FO or 2. A teacher in my dads dept has just had a wee baba and he asked me to knit her summat for him thus:

Cool Blue sweater from Knit Today magazine (issue 12 i think) in Elle Splish Splash.

I also made these to go with it
Saarjties Booties, same yarn

I wasnt sure how much yarn i would have left over at the end as it turns out, not much at all:
I had to shall we say amalgamate some end to finish off, i really thot i was gonna run out on the last strap and buying a new ball for something like 46 stitches would not have been wise!!

so thats that and of course i started something new (check me out with my project monogamy mhm)Holiday Romance off te shoulder top from sSimply Knitting, tis now twice this length wheeee

Friday, August 24, 2007

Yarn Pron Friday, Sponsered by Yorkie

oki as promised details of the massi bag of yarn Yorkie brought me! for now just the pictures cos i am just leaving for the weekend, I'll add labels on Sunday! (oki so its now wednesday, shhhhh)

Twilleys Goldfingering
Lionbrand Magic stripes
opal remnant
king cole merino blend
Brown sheep wildefoote
stylecraft eskimo
Puppy Multico
trekking xxl
Lily Sugar and Cream
Opal feelings
cone of stuff
Opal Bambus
cone of Edinburgh stuff
Patons Twister
King cole Merino blend
edinburgh stuff
unlabeled randoness
Filatura Di Crosa Multicolor

Per Tryving Pt2
Sirdar denim chunky
Patons Grace
Patons Cotton DK
Adrienne Vittadini Vittoria
Ironstones yarn big loop
Debbie bliss aran tweed
Lion Brand Homespun
Barretts yarn Wool Cloud
Robin Linnette
Brown Sheep Hand paints originals (green yarn of destiny)
lion brand Microspun

Patons Whisper

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

And thus to catch up

Where to start? I do not kno... here will do

Miss Sue sent me shinys!stitchmarkers!
and pretty pretty handmade bracelet, you can buy your very owns here.

I did me some spinning
Merino Silk, sorta aranish, 105yds, no idea of the weight as the scales are broke!

Yorkie came to visit! we went to a medievil fayre in the rain...
Maxman and i did some spinning (Yorkie did too but the less said about that the better ;) )

Sunday we went to see some Scotland!
looked at the viewssaw magestic stags!
took group photoes atop signal rock!

Yorkie brought me things:
a hundredweight of yarn! (more on that on friday.)
Super duper green Docs!
I got post on saturday morn:
Quills 12.75mm(US17) needles, very nice withthe tapery points.
I got these i cast on and my 10.30 on sunday i was wearing this:

yup a sweater in a day woo me
pattern yarn rowan chunky print, girly print

My daddy managed to procur me this...
A brother KH-950i electroknit machine! looks awfy complicated dunnit... which would be when some instructions would help, if anyone knows anything about it please get in touch!

I also got a book from the lovely Ms Glittr
hopefully it will mean I am no longer a crochet free zone!