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!

Sunday, 2 September 2007

Knitting with a hangover = surprisingly productive!

First things first.....

Found you!
  • You signed up on July 28, 2007
  • You are #21240 on the list.
  • 9998 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 9141 people are behind you in line.
  • 36% of the list has been invited so far
I'm getting so close on the Ravelry invite line! Well actually, not close at all but hey, it's under 10000 now!

I went out last night and drank a little too much pear cider. I feel a bit icky today, but for some reason it's making me really motivated to knit! So I'm hoping the snuggly scarf will be finished by tonight, in which case I'll probably post again with pictures. And then start swatching......(duh duh DUH!)......

My beautiful Debbie Bliss merino aran! £1.50 a ball, got to love sales at the yarn shop.

I need to do some ballet practise as well today. I'm feeling quite disillusioned about ballet at the moment, it seems so unfair that you can work as hard as you can but you'll always be struggling against your weak ankles and wrongly shaped legs...oh well, I will persevere.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Scarf-y goodness

Look at this beauty!

The colour isn't really like that, it's more of a greeny turquoise-y colour, but you get the idea. And I love how the cables are coming out! They make it really cosy as well because of how much they bulk it up. I've got about six inches or so left to do, then it'll be done, just in time for autumn. And then I can start knitting my stripy buttony idea!