Friday, 26 November 2010

I finished some stuff!

Thats the Featherweight Cardigan! Pretty right? Its going to be awesome in the summer, its a little too tight on the arms with all the layers I'm wearing right now! 

Its really difficult to take pictures of myself. I'm no good at the "MySpace" poses. Its always just a picture of my ear or nose or chin rather than my whole head :P

I've been on a total finishing kick this week though. Look, pair #11 of 26 is finished too!

The pattern is D-Man, the yarn is Patons Stretch Sock. Its quite a nice yarn, has elastic in it. First time I've knit with elasticated yarn. I love the pattern though, its very manly.

The mitten and scarf set to match the hat I knit are finished too!

The duplicate stitch on the mittens - hard.

The scarf is double sided, so you turn it over and its the same! Yay! Hope Little C likes them as much as he likes the hat (he takes it to bed with him bless!)

Episode 3 of Miss Elle Knits is live as well! YAY!

Stay safe out there people, I hear some of you have snow! Brrr!

xxx Elle xxx

PS: I normally hate snow. But now I have my own garden, I want snow. I can build a snow woman then!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Birthday fun times!

On Tuesday, I had a birthday. I'm now older than I was. I'm... 27.

It hurts to say that, I don't know why!

Anyway, OH spoilt me. Just a little bit. He bought me... wait for it... its rather legendary... and awesome...

Yup... a swift and ballwinder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY! And I of course, had to try it out straight away. Thats the Knitting Goddess Merino/Tencel laceweight I'm using for the Featherweight Cardigan. Which I have just, just this very second, finished. I just need to wash, block and weave in ends! YAY!

I love my swift and ballwinder, and if you want to know more about them... well you can! Just go here, and listen to my new podcast, Miss Elle Knits. I'm only on my second episode, so don't judge me too harshly just yet! I've got a shownotes blog too, which has links for things I talk about. Or remember that I talk about :P

Hope you listen, hope you like it! 

xxx Elle xxx

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Swapping good times!

I love doing swaps. I really do. The excitement of getting together a package for your partner, the stalking of their posts on Ravelry to see if they've said anything that might make you go "OOOO, I can get that for them!", the buying of yarn, and of course, buying extra for yourself because, hey, why not? 

But due to the unemployment (yes, 10 months on, I'm still unemployed!), I haven't done any real swaps lately. But when the Slytherin Pride swap came up in the Snake Pit group on Rav, well, how could I resist that?!

And just look at the gorgeous goodies I got!!! *SQUEEEEEE*

A wonderful hand made tote bag with cute ickle owls on it (which I may stash my OWL projects in!), some ickle bats, a new purse (mine broke today - genius timing or what?!), a little purse with hair bands (all Slytherin green), Charmed Knits - Harry Potter knitting patterns... and look!

Slytherin Sock Yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Aren't the colours just lush? I will totally be able to show off my Slytherin Pride now! I think they will become a stripey slouchy hat, will have to read up on jogless stripes.

And theres a close up of those cute little owls! I love it! I love getting post! Especially when you get four parcels in one day and your birthday isn't for another week!

xxx Elle xxx

PS: The other parcels were:
1. Swap parcel
2. Cotton yarn to make covers for my Swiffer
3. Lush stuff, including their new perfume "The Smell of Weather Turning" I love it
4. Raw cacao nibs - vile things, they taste of evil. Don't try them!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Pair #10 and some other things and stuff and fluff!

That right there is pair #10! YAY! Only 16 more pairs to make the 26 Pair Mini Plunge. I feel good. Very good :P The pattern is Jill-Walkers, and is based on the highly popular JayWalker pattern. The Jill-Walker pattern adds some yarn overs to make a slightly stretchier fabric, as the JayWalker is known for being tight, especially when trying to get the leg over the heel. I also adore the colours of this yarn (Regia Design Line), just very nom!

I have also knit this hat and scarf set, using the yarn my parents got me from their Alaskan Cruise. The pattern is Giselle Set, and its very fast to knit. I loved this pattern, and the hat is so cute! Ideally I would have done another pattern repeat on the hat, as the 5 inches it says to do just doesn't seem long enough.

And lastly, here is a Gnome Baby hat! From my handspun, which is Falkland dyed by KnitCave. It also shows of my tattoo quite nicely, which is healed very well now, and I love it so very very much.

I'm afraid this post is a little short, with no links, due to being in much fibro pain today.

xxx Elle xxx


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