FO ~ Scarf

31 January 2008
Christmas gift for my friend S.

Pattern: Tilted Blocks from Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr (Ravelry link)
Needles: 5.5 mm
Yarn: Moda Vera's Harmony. 2 skeins of Colour #18 ~ Dye lot #703225

Quick and fun to knit.

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FO ~ Socks #15/2007

25 January 2008
J and I finally worked out what kind of socks I was going to knit her for her birthday. She requested "sockettes" and didn't mind what pattern I used.

Here's what I came up with...

Yarn: Cleckheaton Cocoon, colour #0003

Pattern: My own. I had J take some measurements and I went from there. After I'd finished the heel, I decided I wanted some kind of lace detail. So I browsed a bunch of books before I decided on "Crosshatch Lace" from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch (Ravelry link), so I used 3 repeats of the lace pattern, centered on the top of the foot.

Needles: 2.5mm DPNs

Thoughts: They were a fun knit. I stressed about whether they'd fit, but as you can see, they fit beautifully!

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FO ~ Fingerless Mitts

22 January 2008
Here's the first of those "FO from 2007"...

I whipped these up for my friend S, who lives in a place that gets very, very cold (so cold I can't even begin to fathom it) each winter. She wanted a dark colour so that she could wear them to work.

Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zara (Ravelry link) in a Charcoal colour (must find the ball band) x 1 ball
Needles: 4mm DPNs
Pattern: My own

Thoughts: Zara is so beautiful. The colours are rich and gorgeous and it's fabulous to knit with.

Verdict: She says she loves them, so I'm happy :D

PS ~ apologies for the crappy photo, I only snapped one before I posted them off, so I'll see if S can take one

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CATWKS received!

20 January 2008
My Christmas Around The World Knitters Swap parcel finally arrived!!!

My pal, Jennifer, mailed it from the US on December 14th, and instead of taking about two weeks (allowing a little extra for Christmas) it took about a month! My opinion is that the box arrived in Melbourne around Christmas/New Year and that it's been sitting in quarrantine waiting to be processed. I guess like many in Australia in January, they had lots of staff take their annual holidays *sigh*. I know it went to quarantine, because unfortunately they took out the pine sachet that Jennifer had included, but I still got to smell it when I opened the box.

Check out the riot of red/white goodies that Jennifer sent...

Candy canes, KnitPicks DPNs, a gorgeous stitchmarker, a sachet of SOAK (which I've been dying to try), CookieA's Mona sock pattern, some peppermint bark (absolutely delicious) and a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the, very pretty, Ruby River colourway. The Bearfoot is divine. How did she know that I've been searching for a wonderful red sock yarn? The last skein I ordered online turned out to be really pink (ugh!)

Jennifer knitted me a beautiful scarf. It's an ode to the candy cane and is a lovely crisp white and an glorious vibrant red. The yarn even has little glass candies in it!

Many thanks for my wonderful red and white Christmas swap package Jennifer. Thanks for all the time and effort that went into putting it together for me. I love it. It was definitely worth the wait!

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Happy 2008

18 January 2008
I know, I've been an absent blogger. January's just running away from me!

Hope that you had wonderful holidays and that 2008 will be filled with many good things.

I have been knitting and have some finished objects to share, so I'll be doing that over the next week or so.

I'm currently working on a pair of socks, using my ShiBui Knits yarn.


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