Thursday, August 28, 2008

Heartfelt makes me swoon..

And want to be girly, and skinny and flounce around with big dark eye make-up waiting for Mr Darcy to take me to tea... erm... *cough*

My Heartfelt book and Rowan 44 arrived yesterday. Which means record time - I ordered on Saturday (their Friday but still) from the UK. 3 and a bit days people. From a whole 'nother country. Why is our service so poor from elsewhere? (Yes America, I am looking at you.)

At any rate, Heartfelt is definitely my favourite knitting book. Maybe ever. I want to get the yarn for several items in it and wear them. Like right now.

Not that Rowan 44 isn't getting the love, no, I like many items in that too. But Heartfelt is .. my inner knit desires made in a printed form.

Oh and I'm knitting booties. Good gracious they are quick! I've nearly finished one today, just in transit with no other knitting time! Photos when done.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Yes, I'm knitting.

I'm even feeling like I'm making progress, which is saying something since I've only been sporadically in transit. I'm upto block 6 of 10. But of course they get bigger as you go, so.. my calculations say about 33% done. But it feels like it should be a lot more, so maybe there is something wrong with my maths. I know, we're been down that road before...

I'm enjoying it really. Switch brain off. Knit. Occasionally count ridges. Knit some more. New colour. Wheee! Knit.. repeat.

Here it is. Lovely look to it in person, and I'm liking the yarn. Which is surprising because its acrylic, and I'm a yarn snob. I mean, I wouldn't wear anything out of it, but it doesn't suck as a gift yarn for non-knitting aficionados. It's Sirdar Snuggly DK. I give it a 3/5 for general yarn consumption, and maybe a 4/5 for a non-natural fibres (Calmer would get a 5, in case you are wondering. But its 3 times the price, sooooo...)

And if you're my brother, stop looking. It's a secret. (Are you listening mother dear? Don't show him, ok....)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

WAR ate my knitting time

I was doing great on the knitting Olympics... up until about .. um.. Friday.

Which would be when I got into WAR, otherwise known as Warhammer Online Beta.

This has sucked all knitting time as I geek out completely. Ahhhhhhhhhh.

Photos of blankie in progress later. Sorry. Bed now. Work tomorrow, and my man's birthday.

Happy Birthday honey!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Fuzzy Feet mk. 2

Okay, the second pair of Fuzzy Feet are completed, felted and gifted to the very appreciative mother in law.

Here they are post felting.
I have to give the Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran a big thumbs up for felting. These were hand felted and the finished quality was really quite good.

And, in another note I have "swatched" for the baby blanket. It's not proper swatching, I don't care terribly much if it is on on guage or not, just that I am happy with the finished fabric density.
I am. That means it's all systems go for the knitting of the Moderne Baby Blanket for the Knitting RavOlympics! Yay!

(And those of you who have no idea what I am talking about.. well, it really doesn't matter).

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Because some days i just want something to do the work for me.

Work is hard. Work avoidance is enjoyable. Thus, I give you wordle. This is my blog graphically, apparently. Get your own at

(Oh and the second pair of slippers are done bar the felting. Photos later.)