Tuesday, 30 October 2007

The Arrival of the New Yarns

I excitedly received the delivery of my new yarns on Thursday - They've come all the way from Uruguay and are so soft and yummy its untrue!

There's a new Merino single ply fingering weight which is beautifully delicate but very strong and two worsted weight Merinos - a 3ply and a single ply.

I've already had great fun dyeing them up and they will be in the shop shortly!

If you would like any special colourways dyed please just let me know :-)

Friday, 19 October 2007

What I've been up to

I've neglected my blog and my knitting terribly for the last 6 weeks - my excuse? Well we've just moved house and only now am getting stuff sorted! We've finally got the electricians coming in on Monday and once they're done and out we can start the redecorating.

My most recently finished project is my clapotis which I am so proud of, its really warm too! Here's the finished article and me modelling - please excuse my scruffiness!

My other project I have on the go at the moment is (finally!) a pair of socks for the bf - I've been promising them to him for ages and here's my progress so far. It's the first time I've used my More Sensational Knitted Socks, a book which on first glance scared me totally but actually as lots of people tell you, if you just get on with it as the pattern says you end up with a sock! These are for size 12 feet, so quite a hefty sock and I'm knitting it in my own Sirius Gemini Knits sock yarn and I'm extremely pleased with the results! Especially the heel, I used an Eye of Partridge heel with 3-stitch garter edge, which sounds a lot scarier than it is.

I'm hoping the bf will get the finished pair before christmas!