Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Almost there

Today I've started my final project for a customer this year. Bliss!

Once I've finished this cardigan I can work on my own knitting. I have so many half-finished projects that need finishing that I have a list.

Sadly, Felix's Butteryarn socks are next.

Nice pattern,  but her yarn? *shudder*

Monday, November 19, 2012

A pretty snoozy Sunday

Apart from getting up stupidly late for a Sunday, followed by nummy berry pancakes (thanks Felix!) it has been a pretty quiet day.

Train in to Morris & Sons, hanging out with Bec and looking at what the customers are knitting today.

First up, we have an odd rooster tea cosy from "Really Wild Rea Cosies" by Loani Pryor.

A hat and bootees set in Silk Garden - spoiled babies!

Little baby owlets. The epitome of squee.

Bec's amazing peacock granny square rug that she started today.

I was tempted by the Maya 8ply alpaca...

...but I held strong knowing I have another 85 gazillion WIP's at home.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Four good things

1. I went out shopping today, specifically to buy the gorgeous crocheted dress that's being sold in Coles of all places. It's completely sold out online but there were heaps at Burwood. I bought it in black and in white and made a brilliant discovery.

It's not crochet. 5 smugness points to Gryffindor!

2. My lovely friend Ros read my last post and suggested I try out her spare DyakCraft interchangeable needle set instead.

I haven't been brave enough to try them yet but they are the most beautiful needles I've ever seen. They're chestnut for mercy's sake!

I'm still not sure if I should thank Ros or be afraid.

3. My mum bought me a book of short stories but decided to start it herself (BIG surprise).Apparently it involves knitting, and Mum was telling Da and I that the first story was so funny, and how much she was enjoying it. Mum looked at me and said "Apparently she's a very famous knitter,  you've probably heard of her, oh what's her name again?". That's when I realised she meant Stephanie Pearl-McPhee.

My mum bough me a Yarn Harlot book, but I don't think I'll be seeing it for a few days.

4. I'm blocking my cushion crochet, just in case you thought I'd forgotten it.

It will be a small cushion.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Not a new project

Another lovely day spent at Morris & Sons, chatting to customers and drooling over new books, new yarn and the KnitPro Rosewood set.

My birthday is at the end of the month, so hope springs eternal.

I accidentally opened up a crochet book, next thing I'm in the middle of a cushion for our lounge room.

I'm beginning to think the customer's enthusiasm is contagious.