Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Chatting away, scrunching up her arms to fit them in the pic and relaxing

with a cup of tea is Wicked.

Pattern: Wicked

7 balls of Angora Supreme

4.5mm addi turbo

I decided on 3/4 length sleeves and no pocket.

I loved working on Wicked. I loved the Angora Supreme and I loved being able to try her on along the way.

I think I spent more time trying her on than I did actually knitting some days, but then I also dragged it out to make the knitting last .

Monday, August 13, 2007

Another sleeve to go

Wicked just needs another sleeve. I need some time to actually knit that sleeve.

This is so frustratingly close to being done that I want to ignore the world and just get it done.

Life of course has other plans.
Plans like the Mt Pleasant Fiber Festival that Tigers and I went to on Saturday with the girls.
The fiber festival where I was remarkably restrained and didn't purchase any yarn.
No yarn came home with me at all. This was partly due to lack of lighting near the handpainted yarns, I can't choose something if I can't see it; and partly due to my plan of not buying small amounts of yarn that I end up not knowing what to do with.
I still have the purple handspun I purchased last year which I can't decide if it is destined for mittens or socks.
I left the fleece behind too, same story, I still have last years taunting me that I have never learnt to spin.
I was hoping to find a swift but didn't see one.....
Books... My wishlist included Stephanie Japel's Fitted Knits and Favourite Socks.
I came home with Fitted Knits and am waiting for Favourite Socks to arrive.
Miss B's list consisted of ....... Fudge.
She found fudge and was happy.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

New additions

To my knitpicks options set

I took advantage of Donyale's 10% blogger's discount and free postage for June and July special. Therefore I was able to satisfy my urge to buy everything I wanted to add to my original collection all at once.

The 9mm, 10mm and 12mm tips that weren't part of the original set. Another lot of 4.5mm and 5.5mm tips seeing as they are the ones I use the most. Some extra pockets and of course extra cords so I can try and knit even more things all at once.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Now it's purple's turn

The Project Spectrum triad of purple, orange and brown has arrived and it feels like I have been waiting for this segment of project spectrum since the begining.

Purple is a colour that I really like and yet I don't seem to work with it very often. I am particular about the shades of purple that I like and often end up taking blue or pink yarn home instead.

Brown is pretty low in my preference list generally and often only makes it's way into my basket for the purpose of making C a beanie. Having said that there is a Noro combination with purples and brown in it that I'd like to play about with.

Orange. Miss B likes orange. I don't mind it on other people but I really don't like it for myself.
I think the only orange in my stash is a splash of orange in a multicoloured ball of sockyarn.
I seriously doubt orange will get a look in during the next two months.

Purple obviously has priority for me during this triad and so far my present list of projects to work on consists of:

I am loving this.

Sidar Eternity Pullover.

And for some brown I have the adore socks on the needles.

What's on your list???