Monday, November 26, 2007

Tweed jumper and Horizontal scarf FOs

The grown up Rowanspun tweed cardigan...

Pattern: Drops 103-15
Yarn: Rowanspun DK
Amount: 5 x 50 gm x 219 yds
Needles: 4.0 mm & 3.0 mm
Size: 39" : Length: 27"
Modifictions: Moss stitch for neck borders .
Sleeves are in plain Stockinette instead of Ribbing.

Another view of the mid section in 3 x 3 rib

Pattern: Tammy & Evan Forever by Haley Waxberg of Knitomatic
(originally from Spun mag)
Yarn: Scrap DK wool
Amount: 175 gm
Length: 46" Width: 6.5"
Needles: 4.5 mm
Notes: scarf knitted lengthwise in Garter stitch

All the dark colours, except for the light blue, were dyed with Koolaid.

Paying It Forward

The first time Nurhanne blogged on this, I had meant to join but as it is usual with me these days, (I prefer to admit to having too many knitting things on mind - it's got nothing to do with Age creeping in) I forgot!

“I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”

On the knitting front.... hope to take pictures of the tweed cardigan and horizontal scarf FOs if there's good lighting when I get home from work this evening.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Miserable week

It must be one of the worst bout of Sinus I've had in years. Although a chronic sufferer, it's been relatively mild attacks for as long as I can remember. Not much knitting done, just wasn't in the mood..

Those who know of my Colourmart silk bargain way back in March 07 heard my constant moans on the purchase; I've got it figured out girls! With the combination of the Ball Winder and Swift, in between sniffles and pain they all. Aren't they lovely?

Would I do this again? Maybe...not too bad once I got the knack of it. I must say that Richard, Colourmart's owner, offers a fair deal as there's enough in the same shade for several stoles . Not sure what I'll do with them but here's a good idea;

Marble, by Kaffe Fassett in Rowan 41. It knits with 2 strands, each of a different colour throughout.

Thursday, November 01, 2007


Sadly, this is no more....because..

  • I was hoping it'd miraculously grow an additional 2" ease
  • Thought Blocking will lengthen another 3"
  • What would my non-knitting friends say if they found out I knit it???
  • It'd stay in the closet forever... is now growing up into this....