Monday, 8 October 2007

Ahhhhhhhhh, dpns! :)

I am over my hatred for dpns. I can do it now! It took a bit of getting used to what with having twice the normal amount of needles in your hands, but I have succeeded. Here, in all it's glory.....Le Slouch!

I love this hat, I really really do. It's so warm and comfortable, and actually looks quite cute on me! Yay for un-silly hats. I wore it today and lots of people in my lectures said they liked it, I was pleased! And were impressed that I knitted it, mwa ha ha.

Slouch only ended up using two of my three balls of Alpaca Silk, so I needed something to do with the rest.... so today, I cast on Fetching from Knitty, because hey it can only look cuter with matching gloves! I've finished one glove (in a day! I don't know what's come over me but I really need to stop knitting so fast, I need the money for other things - like food!), and here it is:

Woo more dpn-ing! I love how this has come out as well, my only fear is that I won't have quite enough yarn to finish the second one. Oh well, I will find out tomorrow! Hopefully I can get the second one done tomorrow after lectures, then I can go to Asda with matching hat and gloves and be oh so cool!

I need to tidy my room, tomorrow is cleaning day for meeee. I might get up early and do it then instead though. Ha I'm so lazy. Plus that means I can cast on Fetching #2 tonight!

I am also going to do some situps....unimpressed with the wobbly stomach-ness!

Sunday, 7 October 2007


So, yesterday I found the yarn shop in Putney. It's AMAZING. So many beautiful yarns! Expensive for moi le student though, so I'll have to not go there too often, it's too tempting! I did get some Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk to make Le Slouch though, and also some DPNs.

Ahhhh those DPNs! This is my first time attempting to use them, and they've been driving me crazy all morning! Stitches keep falling off, mysterious loose yarn for no reason....I think (touch wood) I'm starting to get the hang of it a little now though.

Here is the beautiful yarn:

Oo and yesterday morning, I made a Calorimetry! Sooooo quick to knit!

I think I shall make more of these in different colours, I like it!

Anyhow.....I shall now go battle with the dpns some more. Possibly there will be progress pictures later, if I don't snap them in half in frustration!

Thursday, 4 October 2007


Here it is! The blue sweater is done..... as you can see, it isn't a cowl neck any more - not enough yarn! - but I love it all the same.

This is the stitch pattern on the edgings (and cute buttons)....

I love it very very much!

So near yet so tired...

Ok, it's twenty five to three in the morning and I am still up sewing up my my defence, I only got in from Fez about an hour or so ago though. Still.

I'm too tired to post pictures now and anyway it isn't QUITE finished, but I'll put some up tomorrow. And in the meantime, I will say......


It is so goddamn cute! I'm going to wear it everyday! Best thing I've ever made!

Now wait for the pictures :P

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Long time no blog....

I'M IN ON RAVELRY! Finally! Very exciting stuff, I think this afternoon will be mainly spent playing around on it.

I'm also at uni now! Which means not much time for knitting. Uni is amazing though, I love it so much. Lots of dancing and partying, it's so much fun!

Although there hasn't been much time for knitting, the blue sweater is nearly done, although I'm running out of dark blue so the neck might not turn out quite how I want it. I've just got that and the rest of one sleeve and the sewing up to do and then it's done! And then I'll have nothing to knit because all my stash is at home, but luckily I've seen an interesting looking yarn shop in Putney, so I'll have to investigate!

Anyway, back to Ravelry!

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Sweater progess and new yarn!

Matt bought me a present:

This is a truly dreadful picture, so sorry about that! But the yarn is gorgeous, it's 10 balls of Rowan Classic Soft Lux in Mist, and it's really soft and beautiful. It's got a metallic thread in it as well, you can't really tell that from the picture though. I'm not sure what I'm going to knit with it yet, but I'll think about that more when I've finished this.....

....the blue sweater! This is also going well, I've finished knitting the body so now it's on to the sleeves. I really want to get this done by Sunday because then I'm off to uni, but we'll see. It does have a scoop neck, you can't see it at all in the picture but it does.

I want in on Ravelry! Really really bad....I'm 8867th on the list, which isn't tooo bad but is nowhere near close enough! I'll probably get on sometime at uni now, which is bad (or maybe good?) because I won't be here to waste away hours on it.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

No Seams for me!!

Actually there will be a few seams. But not the horrible long up-the-sides ones, which makes me very happy! Hooray for knitting in the round. This is the bottom of my new made up jumper, I love how it's coming out so far, especially the button bands because I worked out how to do them all by myself! I've got some nice blue buttons to go there, and six smaller ones for the sleeves when I get that far. The solid blue is the Debbie Bliss Merino, the speckled is courtelle...I know I know, it's probably sacrilege to use those two in the same project but I'm too poor to be a yarn snob and the debbie bliss was on sale! Anyway, it's going to have the same deep ribbing and buttons on the cuffs and a cowl neck, both done in the solid blue. I think it will be pretty!

Here is the finished accidental scarf:

I love it so much! It's really pretty and really warm, now I just need to wait for it to get nice and cold so I can wear it all the time.

I GOT AN A IN MY MODERN EXAM!!!!! I was so amazingly happy, I got 87 out of 100 with two 10s! For my dance and dance performance!

I start uni a week tomorrow, which is a tiny bit scary but mostly exciting. I want to finish knitting the blue sweater before that if I can, because it's going to be manic in fresher's and I won't have time for knitting!