Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Nice, Warm, Woolly Socks

Santa put a gift certificate for my LYS (local yarn shop) in my stocking at Christmas. It was only for $25.00 so I had to take my time and choose wisely. I walked into the shop and realized I didn't have a clue what I wanted to knit, let alone which yarn I wanted to knit it with. I spent a good hour in the little shop waiting for something to scream, "BUY ME!" but all I heard was a shy, little voice saying, "You can buy me if you want to." so I did. The shy, little voice came from the shelves of sock yarn and I ended up spending a bit more than the gift certificate (Serves Santa right for being such a cheapskate). I bought one 100 g ball of blue, grey and white Regia for $12.95, two 50 g balls of yellow, tan, teal and white Confetti for $4.95 and one 100 g ball of denim blue and grey Austermann Step with Aloe Vera and Jojoba Oil for $17.99 for a total of $43.49 including tax. Now I just need to psych myself up to knit my nice, warm, woolly socks.

Friday, January 26, 2007

My Latest Work of Art

Unfortunately, this one doesn't fit me either. It's waaaaay too small. I swatched! Really I did. Oh well, it's not too difficult to find someone smaller than me who I can give it to.
The colours are a tad deeper and richer than they appear in the picture.
I didn't use a pattern. It's just a basic vest with a tie front. I found the yarn at Walmart in a 1 lb. bag stating "100% Unknown Fibre" for $5.00. I suspect it's an acrylic chenille because it is soooo soft and silky to touch.
The lovely, brown t-shirt is not included.

Monday, January 08, 2007

My Spinning Wheel

will be made in New Zealand, shortly. Then it will be shipped to my dealer in Greenwood, BC. Then my dealer will ship it to me. I should have it in seven to nine weeks. If I had known it was going to take that long I would have ordered it seven to nine weeks ago. :o(

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Bug Sweater

I knit two of these for a couple of my grandsons.

Monday, January 01, 2007

My Calendar

It's that time of year again.

"Knitting Pattern-a-Day Calendar 2007"

I see they have April 5 on display. Were they to have shown the weekend of June 16/17 you could have seen my pattern that was published. Oh heck, I'm gonna show it to you anyway.