I've got those happy feet....
a.k.a the inane ramblings of a mind filled with fluffy stuff...
After the huge excitement of finishing the shawl, I haven't managed to blog anything since! Naughty Gemma!
Perfect opportunity to take more pictures of the shawl. You can tell I'm pleased with it can't you!
Yes it is indeed a wonderful wednesday!
As it is right now blocking on the spare bed
And the close up of the lace detail
And now for the geeky stuff...
Pattern - Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence (available here) knitted with a few extra sets of middle repeats to make it a bit larger.
Yarn - Alpaca / Merino DK in Moonbeam from The Natural Dye Studio
Needles - 5mm Addi Bamboo Circulars
Time Taken - Hmmmm, about 4 weeks on and off
Recipient - My SIL for her birthday
It's beautiful isn't it? And it was surprisingly easy to knit, although I now wish i'd listened to the pattern and put in a lifeline now and again as I had to painstakingly undo several rows on a few occasions due to missing a yarnover.
Wednesday is also wonderful for yarn porn!!!!
Firstly we have my own handdyed aran weight BFL, 500g of the stuff in muted sea shades of blue and green. This is to make a pullover for Thomas. I think I will be good and finish off some of my WIP's first though...
And then there's this. I think this is the singlemost beautiful skein of yarn I own. Seriously, I might never use this, I will just get it out and gaze upon it frequently. I am totally in love with it. It's Colinette's new sock yarn - Jitterbug - in Jewel colourway. I am smitten.
Happy Wednesday everyone!
My husband doth rock!!
Thomas proving you are never too young to help mummy wind yarn!
Yay! A cake of yarn ready to knit! And it only took 2 hours less than usual to wind (yes I really was that bad at it!)
This will be mighty handy for the 500g of BFL I currently have sitting in a dye bath downstairs!
Viva la yarn swift!
Just a quickie update today, no piccies either which isn't like me!
First off, i'm miserable, be nice to me! The dreaded root filling turned out to not be possible due to a large abcess, so instead they extracted the evil tooth. So now I have a big gap and i'm feeling a very fragile. I'm not good with anything relating to my mouth, so i'm hating waiting for the horrid hole to heal up. Yuk yuk yuk!
Made a couple of purchases this week, firstly a yarn winder from Ebay, because i'm fed up with winding skeins into balls, I want a machine to make centre pull balls for me. Secondly, I invested in a KnitPicks Options set. I've read good things about these needles, and i'm fed up of having circulars all over the place. KnitPicks don't deliver to the UK, so i'm having them delivered to my good friend Melody in Virginia, and she's going to forward them on to me. Yay!
Haven't done much knitting this week as i've mostly been moping and feeling sorry for myself (everybody say awwwwww), but i've been chugging along with the Forest Canopy Shawl when i'm feeling like it. Since I need it finished in a few weeks, that probably isn't the attitude to have!
I'm actually on top of the cleaning this week as well, upstairs is tidy, just needs a hoover, i'm working my way through the huge pile of washing that I swear multiplies while i'm not looking, and there's a beef stroganof simmering away in the slow cooker. Yummy.
I may go to S n B tonight, depending on how i'm feeling.