Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Thursday, 29 May 2008
The dark green is Malabrigo laceweight and is soooo soft. 2 skeins of Artesano Alpaca, so lush. An Elizabeth Zimmerman book, the cutest stitch markers, a pen, pencil case and notebook. Some Lush goodness, kitty hi-lighters and some Green & Black organic chocolate which isn't in the picture (because I already ate it oops)
Thank you so much Bex, your choices were spot on for me and made me feel very spoiled.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Friday, 21 March 2008
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Monday, 28 January 2008
Your Score: Sad Cookie Cat
60% Affectionate, 40% Excitable, 62% Hungry
You are the classic Shakespearian tragedy of the lolcat universe. The sad story of a baking a cookie, succumbing to gluttony, and in turn consuming the very cookie that was to be offered. Bad grammar ensues.
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Saturday, 26 January 2008
Do you knit, crochet, or both?
Both, although I prefer to knit.
What do you like to make?
Socks mainly, the odd scarf and sweaters sometimes.
Do you have a favourite project?
Socks. Although 1 of my knitting resolutions this year is to try lace. And Fair Isle.
Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn?
Anything from Socktopus or The Loopy Ewe will always be a winner. As is Noro.
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?
Acrylic, anything manmade and any type of novelty or fun fur yarn. I am a purist.
Do you do any other crafts?
What knitting do you bring ‘on the go’?
Socks. Always socks. (Noticing a trend here?)
What do you carry your ‘on the go’ knitting in?
I love knitting bags and have several. I am currently using a Namaste Executive Bag. Most projects also go into a Go Knits pouch or a Piddleloop bag.
Do you want something new?
I could do with another Go Knit pouch or a Piddleloop bag (wonderful project bags!)
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?
Knit Picks Harmony Needles. And I have an unhealthy collection of stitch markers which I like to add to.
Part Two: Your Favourites
What is your favourite colour?
Green. And any other autumn shades.
What is your least favourite colour?
What scents/smells do you like?
Warm spicy scents, cinammon, and any natural essential oils especially Clary Sage and Vetivert.
What don’t you like?
Fruity smells or anything from The Body Shop.
How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure)
A long bath with Lush products and a massage afterwards with one of their massage bars.
What goodies to you like to treat your tummy with? (chocolate, biscuits, truffles, etc.)
Milk or white chocolate, although not too much as it gives me migraine. Also like biscuits but not ginger.
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit?
Anything, I like both. I also like hot chocolate.
Any particular kind?
Always decaffeinated. Tea is usually Earl Gray.
Anything with a kitty on it.
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TVshow-Along, movies, music, podcasts)
Mainly Podcasts - usually Lime & Violet or Cast On.
Part Three: Living & Past-times
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address)
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?
Apart from University in Middlesborough I have always live around this area.
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?
If you couldn’t go to a knitting group, what other kind of gathering would you go to? (book club, tea party, yoga class, jewelery class, etc.)
If I couldn't go to a knitting group I would be lost!! Maybe jewellery at a push - but please don't make me stop going to knitting.
What’s your style? (elegant, traditional, glamourous, girly, natural, sporty, outgoing, etc.)
Eclectic, depending on my mood and where I am going.
Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?
I have an intolerance to caffeine. And not too much chocolate because of the headaches.
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?
I hate the smell of cigarette smoke. And I love anything to do with cats.
Wednesday, 23 January 2008
Friday, 18 January 2008
Another completed pair of socks. Although I must admit these did take me a little time. I cast on for them in September last year! I finished them on 7th January 2008. Not quite sure what went wrong and what took me so long to finish them.
The yarn is Claudias Hand Painted in "Sherbert" a lovely yarn. I used my generic toe up pattern and on the leg I used the scrolls pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. Worked, as always on 2 x 2.5mm circulars.
Here is a close up of the stitch detail on the leg.
And finally this:
Can you tell what it is yet? Why yes it is in fact an Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Jacket. You have to knit up one of these little things even if you do not have a baby to knit for. The construction is quite simply mind blowing. What a fantastic brain that lady must of had. Hoping to get this finished over the weekend. I am thinking of using an i-cord bind off around the edges after a friend recommended it.
Thursday, 10 January 2008
I am so pleased with myself. Pictures of the haul when they arrive.