Yarn, FO & sheep.

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My Booga bag has finished blocking and I am debating whether to line it or not (or should I say, I’m debating on asking Mum to line it, my sewing is horrific!). It is looking really good and I will definitely be making more in the future.

I received the Rowan plaid that I ordered at bargain price after some discussion with the company as they didn’t have my first choice, so now I have 10 balls of Sea Mist (to make myself a jumper, undecided which at the mo’, from Rowan Plaid Collection and 6 balls of Creeper (for some reason only 5 made it into the photo) to make myself a hat and scarf from the same book. I can see a very cablely autumn and winter ahead, that is why I have joined Conquering Cables.

 

Yarn was purchased yesterday and I have a project in mind for it but as I am trying to clear my ufo’s I won’t cast on anything new until September.

Here we have 2 balls of Debbie Bliss Merino Aran (shade 004) for Fetching, 2 balls each of Debbie Bliss Merino DK (shades 004 & 002) to make Rosalind. I am really excited about this project as it encompasses my two loves; knitting and science. I have been yearning after a brown scarf for a while now and when I saw this lovely dark rich chocolate brown I knew I just had to get it. It took me a while to match it up with the green but I think they look great together. There is also a pair of 8mm bamboo knitting needles for use with the Rowan Plaid.

Speaking of scarves I joined the International Scarf Exchange 3 earlier this week. I am having an obsession with scarves for the moment so thought it was a perfect swap to join. I also joined Sock-a-month 2, as with the amount of socks I knit this should encourage me to get them finished. I have decided on my pattern for the Mystery Sock KAL, it is called ‘Wonky Lace Socks’ and uses Cascade Fixation – a yarn I have been wanting to try for a while.

I will be wrapping up all the presents for my Fave Colour Swap pal tomorrow and they will be posted out shortly. I just have to felt and block the Special Companions giftbag for her and then all will be done.

Whilst reading this blog I saw a link to this – a sheep challenge. What a great idea! I decided to take part and no sooner had I done so than I saw this bag in my kitchen

and when boyf asked why I was taking a picture of a carrier bag I told him about the sheep challenge, he then proceeded to and take this picture (apparently the white/grey blob is a sheep in his PC game).

I think will try and get Unst finished tonight as only have a small amount of the foot and then the toe to finish. Then that gives me two weeks to finish two socks (and a bag, but I’m not too fussed about finishing that) until I’m UFO free.

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2 responses »

  1. LOVE working with Rowan Plaid – my first cabled sweater was “Flood” from the Plaid Collection and it was very easy to do. It didn’t take more than a few weeks either on the 11s (yes, I was a little obsessive about working on it and practiced project monogamy with it for once.)

    The only thing I would suggest is to look at the finished measurements (which at the time I didn’t really do) as I ended up giving it to my friend as it was a little big and baggy for my taste and I felt like it was wearing me rather than the other way around. I made the Medium and would make the Small if I did it again – I will try to get a picture posted when I see her next time.

  2. Thanks for your suggestions. Your Booga bag looks great, I love how you blocked it, in a sort of trapezium kind of shape. Would suggest you line it, definitely, it’ll last much longer I think.

    xx

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