Sunday, June 08, 2008

A busy week

Last weekend Miss B and I went to the Spinners and Weavers open day at Little Hampton with Miss A and Tigers.

Dispite the yarn and ready made knitwear on offer, I found most of it just wasn't me. I did find myself fascinated with the bits and pieces in the stall offering shawlpins, tapemeasures and earing holders though.

What did others think of the offerings???

I finally got Miss B to stand still for 5 seconds and model Black Black Black.

She loves it.

The Bendigo Classic seems to pick up and hold every bit of fluff and fur possible. It probably would have looked better knitted at a tighter gauge and I really don't like the neck. It's what Miss B wants though so I guess for now it stays.

I finished my fetchings.

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in Black - 1 and a bit balls leftover from making Tubey.
Needles: 4mm dpns.
I had a discussion on Stash with a class mate.
Hi Marcus :)
His mother is a quilter and therefore he totally understands the concept of stash.
There is no such thing as too much stash, there is only the question of having enough for a particular project.
Usually you don't have enough of a particular item and therefore purchasing more stash is entirely appropriate.
Marcus's Mum has taught him well!!!!
I started Elbac

and I received an Options Folder with I managed to snaffle in the Destash Thread on Ravelry.

Thanks Barb!!!


Michelle said...

that Black Black Black is very pretty. did you use 8 ply or 12 ply? Love your fetching mitts too!! i've always wanted to knit a pair but i'm not too fond of dpns. lastly, what yarn are you using for the elbac? looks really soft ^_^

amanda j said...

Oh how wonderful to finish a jumper and have someone love it! Well done. Your fetchings are lovely too.

All those cables on the Elbac make my head hurt!

Tigers said...

The jumper looks really good.

Who is this Marcus and does he have a brother? We must send him out to educate men.

You'll have to send me the link to the Destash Thread. I fear it will be too impulsive to buy in case someone else gets it first. But that's half the fun.

Donna said...

Love your Fetchings! I have some Naturally here to make some before Bendigo, I might cast on this week.

Chrisknits said...

Love the sweater, but don't envy all that knitting black yarn! Love the Fetchings too.

Kate_knits_a_bit said...

Oooh, very black-is-the-new-black of Miss B!!! (And fabbo job done by the knitter, too, of course!)
Happy Fetchings to you, and Elbac is pretty cool.
D'you think Marcus might like to do a dictionary of knitterly idioms translated into men-speak? Maybe we need a list of equivalencies translated into common male interest areas, eg cars, sports, handyman (you never know when a spare spark plug will come in handy/ I prefer to have colour-coded fuses in all areas / you can never have too much 120-10 sandpaper)