Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I received this package from Nimila (Anke) for the August Knewbie Kit Swap. It has freshly roasted coffee beans, small ball of biscuits, a postcard, some crocheted flowers, some lovely green yarn with the Brea Bag pattern. I cannot wait to knit this bag when I get some time as I have a lot of projects on the go at the moment.
I also had three small scented candles.

So yesterday was an exciting day collecting my packages from the Post Office and then coming home to open them. It was lovely.

Thanks again Anke. I love it.

July Swap - Knewbie Kit Swap

I have just got to show off my package for the July Knewbie Kit Swap. Isn't it lovely? I got so emotional when I opened it. The colours of the case, the wool, the row counters and the knitting needles are in my favorite colours. I have a quick look at the magazine but I am hoping I can have a good read when I have my coffee later.

Thank you so much to Toomanyhobbies. I love it. I love it. I love it.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vlora Hat

I started knitting this a few hours ago. I am contemplating whether or not to take it on holiday or shall I just forget about knitting for a week and just read some books that have been sitting on my shelf for a long time....I think I am going to leave it.

The pattern is quite easy to follow. When I knitted the Ziggy hat it took me a few hours to get into the pattern and that was after pulling it out and starting it again several times. That pattern was a challenge.

I am knitting the Vlora hat as I am taking part in the Woolly Wormhead KAL on Ravelry.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

UK SWAP 2008

I have just opened my UK SWAP package from Salsaknits and I must say it was worth the wait. It has also made my day. I needed some cheering up and that has cheered me up.

The postman actually came with the package yesterday but I was not in. I collected it from the Post Office this morning but I had to wait until this afternoon to open it as I was running a Knitting Workshop this morning.

I came hone, made some a fennel with 2 shortbread biscuits (naughty but nice) and settled to unravelling my package.

I opened my first package which was nicely wrapped. It was two balls of Sublime merino silk aran. The colour is Coast. Lovely colour.

Second package again neatly wrapped was a skein of black yarn (non-pure wool). Again that is nice.

I also got a snaller skein of yarn with a miture of green, blue, purple and brown. That's lovely too.

I have also got a lovely book called 'Scarf style' and there are a lot of lovely patterns in this book.

Thre was also patterns for hats of three designs which I look forward to knitting: Ysolda, Gretal and Verity are the names of the hat patterns.

Now in realtion to my photograph as shown on my blog. Salsaknits picked up on the waves in the picture and has attached a copy of a scarf pattern called 'Waves' too.

I mustn't forget my goodies. I havre not one but two boxes of shortbread biscuits.


There were also two 'handknit for you labels' and a ravelry badge.

Thank you! Thank you! Salsaknits I love my package.

Bracelet and necklace

I made this using some leftover merino yarn.
I have never made any jewellery as such but saw this simple pattern whilst browsing on the net (as you do) and thought I am going to give it aa go. It is simple enough (too simple actually). I knitted the bracelet and the necklace within 35mins.

I have used tiny bauble like buttons (silver) which adds a little glamour to it.

I am very pleased with that. I would like to make earrings. I have seen some lovely patterns. I will have to see.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ziggy Hat by Woolly Wormhead

I like to think that I am an advanced knitter as I can knit almost anything. I enjoyed knitting this pattern. It was challenging in the beginning as I try to grasp the pattern but once I had achieved that I was able to continue with a lot more confidence.

I like the style but I feel I need to move away from knitting in plain colours and go a yarns that have a mixture of colours.