Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Delicious OTK socks

I've finally finished these socks. They took 3 months!

Pattern: Delicious Over The Knee Socks
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug - Vatican Pie (2.3 skeins 673m)
Needles: 2mm
Bind off: Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wollmeise projects

So here is the progress on my lovely Latvian Garden baby blanket kindly available for free by Pinneguri. I suggest you use this elephant chart which is provided free here. I adjusted it slightly to fit better on the blanket. Pinneguri also provided the middle section for free here. I can't wait to finish it. Not that I'm pregnant or anything :)

The rest of my mother's day present to myself...

Are you ready for some yarn p0rn?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book and yarn swap

I participated in my first book and yarn swap and was partnered up with a Californian - lovesmore. I wasn't sure what to send and how much? I decided on a locally hand-dyed sock yarn, a sock pattern, a book, stitch markers, a book mark and a project bag all made by me. I wasn't sure what I receive in return. Boy was I spoiled!!! Check out what I got!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Here are the Toasty armwarmers I made to match the cowl I made for my mum for her trip to NZ. They are so lovely and soft. I have enough left over to make a pair for myself!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Ahh, the addiction of lovely yarn. You may (or may not) have heard about Wollmeise. It is a German handpainted yarn that is near impossible to get your hands on. Well, I was successful at the last update and got my hands on 4 skeins, 3 of which were on my wish list. I had to checkout 3 times (3 x postage), but it was still cheaper than trading in Australia. Not only that, but I woke up to an email from them saying they had combined all my shipping and refunded me AU$15! Not bad for my first shot. Well the update was 26 March 2010 and I received it today:

Kuken, Frosch, Fruhling and Hollerstaud'n.

Here is a pic of all my WM stash that I've bought and traded:

Naturx2, Limone, Kuken, Fruhling, Frosch, WD Mistelzweig, WD Spice Market, WD Gazpacho, WD Herzblutx2, WD Dornroschen, WD Fuscia, WD Tutu, Hollerstaud’n, WD Am Kalten Polar, WD Taube, WD Aquarius, WD Stella Polaris and Schwarz

Burberry inspired cowl

You can certainly tell I've started back full-time at work! I find it difficult to find time to update my blog. But one thing I have achieved is finishing my mum's cowl. The pattern is Burberry Inspired Cowl Neck Scarf. I made it with Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted in colour Ravelry Red. I cast on 56 stitches and managed 4 pattern repeats easily. I have plenty leftover (with the 2nd skein) to make a pair of Toastys to keep her hands warm while she's travelling around New Zealand.