Thursday, 30 August 2007

New Colours

Here's my latest colours added to my GeminiKnits etsy shop - and one I haven't added yet as I can't think of a name for it! I've started to use a lot of purple and I think I must be being influenced by the time of year - all the berries starting to appear and maybe thoughts of jam!

Retro - A 4ply merino with shades of purple and orange

Raspberrylicious - A 4ply merino with shades of magenta and pink

The as yet unamed yarn using teal,turquoise and black

Blackcurrant - A 2ply laceweight merino

Blackcherries - A 4ply merino with shades of purple and black

The 2ply merino laceweight version of Blackcherries

Marine Tangerine - A 4ply merino with shades of orange, teal and turquoise

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

First Pair Finished!

Woohoo! Finished my first pair of socks on Sunday, I've got them on at the moment to keep my footsies warm with all this wintery weather :-)

Here's the second sock...

And the finished pair together...

I'm now armed with some of my own Sirius yarn and a copy of More Sensational Knitted Socks and I shall be starting a pair of size 12's for the BF!

Friday, 17 August 2007

Dark Eyes - New Creation

Here's my newest creation - Dark Eyes. I've named it after my favourite fuchsia - here it is in my garden (and my dainty fingers!)....

And here's the yummy yarn...

Fleur In Action!

Last week I was asked to make a custom order of my Gemini Knits Fleur merino yarn for Lavenderhouse and she has kindly sent me a pic of it on the needles :-) I'm slightly biased obviously but it is just so delicate and pretty!

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The Latest Addition...

This is the latest yarn to be added to my Gemini Knits store - Its called Vampirella and is a dark, sexy mix of magenta, black and grey. It is 100% merino 4ply/fingering weight yarn and I absolutely adore it!

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Clapotis - The Progress So Far....

So after my previous 6 attempts to start one of these something obviously clicked and I'm on my way! I'm really enjoying knitting this and was really keen to getting to the "stitch dropping" sections - its really very satisfying!

Here's the progress pics...

The dropped stitch sections

All the jingly jangly stitchmarkers!

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Charmed Knits

My copy of Charmed Knits - Projects for Fans of Harry Potter arrived today. I LOVE it! I can't wait to get started on some of the knits in there - my fave's are the Invisibility Shawl and the House Scarves. I took the sorting hat test the other day and turns out I'm a Hufflepuff! So I'll be knitting all my Hogwarts uniform in black and yellow.

Another book to add to my ever-growing collection of knitting books - will I ever get the chance to knit it all though!