Thursday, January 25, 2007

checking in on SP

I am crossing my fingers that my spoilee had got my package, else I may need to send a replacement soon. I won't want my spoilee to feel neglected.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Looking for inspirations

Whenever I finished a project, I would just stare into space and loads of patterns ran through my mind. It takes the right mind set to start a particular project. And after binding off Shetland triangle, I started to run through my Yarn Inventory. My main objective was to destash so I guess its only appropriate to knit another garment which consumes loads of yardage.

I think planning a To-Knit List for this year is a very good idea. I don't think this is late though its already 3 weeks into 2007.
(in no particular order)
- Rambling Rose from Rowan 39, using Bendigo 4 ply cotton
- Serrano using Bendigo cotton
- Demi from Vintage Knits, using Rowanpsun Aran
- Lotus Blossom from IK summer 06 using SWTC Bamboo
The list is not exhaustive, these were just up my finger tips.

Here's a picture after finishing 1 ball of Patons Classic Merino. I most probably will leave out the hood again. This is the third hoodie which I purposely left the hoodie out.

Shetland Triangle is off the block but I have yet to have a chance to take a proper picture. However here's a teaser:

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Shetland and Seasilk

Surprised? It's a midweek update which is something hard to come by on this blog. Anyway, I'm just excited about what's on my needles currently. I'm actually taking a short break from it.

I'm knitting Shetland Triangle from Lace Style with a beautiful hank of Handmaiden Seasilk, gifted by my lovely SP9 spoiler. The stitches glide so smoothly over Addi Turbos. The knitted material feels soft and spongy. I'm always delighted to knit with such lovely yarns. Currently, I've done 7 repeats as oppose to what the picture tells you, 1 repeat. I hope to get another 4 repeats + edging done by this weekend.

I'm so relieve that my package had reached its destination.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

FO report

First FO in 2007,yeah!

Pattern: Lucy in the Sky by Laura Chau
Yarn: 7 balls of Debbie Bliss Merino DK, Color 225003.
Needle: 4mm Addi Turbo
Size: secong smallest size (bust 33")
Time to finish: 3 weeks

I was trying to destash these merino yarns, and the first ball went through a few swatchings but it just wasn't what I was looking for. When I first started Lucy, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. The yarn itself was pretty OK. The sleeves were shorten by 1 inch and that's the only modification. It fits pretty well so I have to watch my weight in order to make more wears out of it. Here's some close up of the diamonds.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Greetings From Vermont

This is a belated post. I got my Yarn Aboard box right after Christmas, in time for Boxing Day. The last week of 2006 was super hectic, the office was trying to clear off any backlogs before closing of the year. So I only had time to pack the the goodies up and sent it off.

So what did Sir Francis Drake come with? A hank of Cherry Tree Hill supersock in Sapphire, 2 hanks of Knitpicks Shadow in Jewel, teas, cards and candies. All of these put together by Michelle from Vermont. And that's how far Sir F.D. had travel. He spent the New Year with me before heading back to Louisiana.

A big Thank You to Michelle for putting all these together.

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