So, finally the promissed pictures. A bit later, as always, but I had a rough week and the weekend wasn't any better. I don't know how the coming week will be, but I'm not really looking forward to it at all.
First of all, I've been ordering quite a few things online, and the first package arrived today.
It's from "Die St(r)icknadel
", a German based shop that sells Addi turbos at a decent rate. I of course had to order some extra, and that's the Meilenweit sock yarn you see in the picture! The 2 balls of Mega Boots Stretch are for some knee high socks!
The last week I managed to finish up 2 projects for my LYS. Well, one was only finished tonight, but hey, they are done. Here ya go :
Bag based on the free pattern for the Sophie Bag. Sorry for the second picture, I can't get it turned right. Anyway, cell phone added to show size! The felted bag is super! :D
And here is my doggy showing the Ruffle Scarf (don't know is that's the name) from the book Handknit Holidays
. I'm seriously happy it's done. I hate the yarn (mostly the colour) and it was just to much stockinette. Don't get me wrong, I'll probably do more of these scarfs for Christmas, but then I won't rush them so much, 'cause it's really, really boring!
I also started a new project, the Deep V Argyle Vest designed by Eunny
which is fab! I bought Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK for it, but I couldn't find the colours I wanted. So this is what I started with :
Don't get me wrong, these colours are gorgious and I'm sure I'll use the white for a sweater in the future, but I just didn't want my vest black/white 'cause I wouldn't wear it and I want to be able to wear this vest!
So I pulled out my dyes and ended up with this :
I used Dylon dyes and mixed purple with a bit of Cherry Red. Could have done with a bit less Cherry red, but it's still and nice colour which I love. It's especially nice in combination with the black (well, more grey, but still). I swatched, but the swatch was to small to take a decent picture off.
Now I got a bit of a scare when my gauge didn't rutn out the way I wanted it, but after thinking it over I found out I was just stretching my swatch to much after the wash, and after another wash I got perfect guage. So I started the ribbing, and after 4 rows I noticed I had twisted the ribbing! That never happened to me before, but hey, there's a first for everything, right? So I ripped and started over. I'm now about 10 rows into the basic ribbing, hopefully more in the near future!
Now I have a little something else to show :
My first Norwegian Stocking! After fiddling with the needles I ended up with 3mm and the sock fits so well! It's nice and tight, which I like! I knitted it in an awful short time, lets hope the second one will go just as fast. But I had a lot of other knitting to do (like casting off the ruffle scarf, which took me 3 hours! Well, I had to cast off 1600 stitches). Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a pair, that is, if I don't get to obsessed with my vest!
On another note, I started listening to a new podcast (not knitting related) after hearing one of the latest episodes of Cast On
, which was done by Sage of Quirky Nomads
. If you haven't listened to Quirky Nomads yet, I can really recommend it! Which reminds me of the review of Podcasts I listen to I wanted to do. Man, staying at home means I have no time at all I guess! :D
Last, if you made it to the end of this post, I just posted some yarns at DeStash
which is started to get rid of your stash. I'm not to hopefull, as usually not many people are interested in the yarns I offer, but feel free to check it out! The yarns are really good quality (I'm a yarn snob, so that's not really a surprise) but I guess it's the shipping that does it!
Oh, by the way, Sandra
, if you are reading this, please do email me 'cause I have another batch of mostly acrylic yarn to send your way, and I don't want anything in return, hear me??? :D
Have to go bed now! :D