Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blatent bragging below...

Here it is my Storm Witch Cowl finished! Made to the Storm Water Cowl using some Cherry Tree Hill yarn from my stash in a lovely colour way called Tropical Storm.

And as it was one of my Knit Olympic entries, one project, three events...

The main project event for all scarfs, cowls and neck warmers etc...

The event for projects using only one skein, which was handy as I only had one to use.

For using up something from your stash that was at least year old, and my CTH was easily. More like 2 years at least.

My second cowl has temporarily been scratched, unless I find where I put my wool for it tonight and I can easily get it done tomorrow pre-cut off time. But my third project which was really only in reserve in case I had time over and I didn't expect to get done has become my second and hopefully I'll get it finished tonight. It is surprise, surprise a pair of arm warmers. I've completed the first one and they do knit up fairly quick, fingers crossed! Better yet it looks like it'll be another qualifyer for the Single Skein event.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

A rose wristlet by any other name would be just as sweet.

After Friday's post I spent more time working on the first Punky Rose Wristlet. And these pictures show how far I had gotten by Saturday night.

I'm really pleased now with how well the lace pattern is starting to stand out now, at first I wasn't sure how clear it would be, but it is knitting up brilliantly. And while I love the look of it, I don't think I love it enough to want to make socks in it as well. I'm still opposed to socks, I may unbend my rules for 8/10ply ones however.

Keen eyed blog readers may spot the felonious feline in the background of the second shot. He saw the camera and had to get up into the picture. That is Mr Naughty, Miss Stash's precious bundle of trouble.

Another exciting thing is, my Mum found the knitting bag she had my copy of Funky Knitting in! It was one of the first knitting books I bought myself and have been without it forever so it's nice to have it back finally.