Friday, 27 July 2007

Todays Offerings

Here's the results of todays dyeing - I was looking through all the yarn I've got yesterday and realised that I could do with some more subtle colours! I've been experimenting with pale pinks, lemon, green and brown this morning. As you can see they're drying on the line currently all ready to be reskeined and put on etsy on Monday.

Thursday, 26 July 2007

My Latest Dyes

These are all up on my etsy site now - more dyeing to ensue tomorrow with self-striping yarn and lace weight all coming soon!

Group Photo!

Thursday, 19 July 2007

Latest WIP's

I've started my second sock - so no second sock syndrome for me*! This one seems a lot neater than the first though - I mean, it was my first ever go so its not going to be perfect but I'm fighting the urge to frog the first one to make it more perfect than the second! :-$

I got fed up with the white baby blanket that had been sitting in the cupboard for ages - I'm knitting it in 4 ply and was using the correct sized needle but it was making the stitches tiny and I think probably any children I have will have grown up by the time I finished it! So on Saturday night the bf and I had great fun frogging it and winding the yarn onto the ball winder (we know how to have a good time!) and I've now gone for a bigger needle and its made the blanket a lot more fluffy and a much quicker knit.

And finally..... this has been on my wish list since...well since I saw the pattern really! I've tried a few times to start a clapotis but each time the first line of the pattern has stumped me. I've had the yarn ready for about 8 months - I'm using Rowan Summer Tweed, still not quite sure about the yarn though. On Tuesday I decided I was really going to give it a go this time and I've managed about 18 rows so far - I seem to have gained an extra stitch somehow though so there could be some frogging to be done! Now I've got going on it, its actually a very pleasureable knit. More pics to come with more progress :-)

*Second sock syndrome - when you knit the first one and then find you can't be bothered to do the next one! You need to get cracking on the second one quickly to stop this from kicking in!

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

New Items Added to My Etsy Shop!

Here are some of my latest creations to be added to my etsy shop-Gemini Knits
Blue Skies and Cloudy Days
Ta Dah!

I'm waiting on another big delivery of merino/4ply and then will have lots more yummy yarn to add on there.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

First Sock

Just finished my first sock today - knitted using the Opal Feeling the bf got me for my birthday :-)

I knitted it using 2 circular needles - can't get the hang of double pointed one's yet! It fits perfectly, the next one I'll try to get the tension a bit more even when I'm changing over the needles as there are a few gaps.