wip wednesday, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.
We have decided on a winner for the Hamsters names, and will awarding a second prize also (this is a a name I really really liked but Karl wasn’t so keen on). We will be doing the draw for the random winner later tonight. I’ll try to post winners later tonight if not I promise they will be posted tomorrow.
Clementine Shawlette, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.
All I have to do now is block it. Great i thought I’ll soak it today, until I remembered I had lent my Eucalan to my mum and not got it back yet. In the UK Eucalan, along with other no-rinse woolwashes, are a rarity. I was searching the internet for a UK stockist of Eucalan, my present bottle was a gift, only to find this. I would be interested in hearing from any UK people who have used it. It looks similar to Eucualan but much cheaper (well, same price but bigger bottle) and as there is a Lakeland in Cambridge it is easily accessible. As I have a couple of weeks until the wedding for which the shawl is needed I will postpone blocking until I can get to the city and buy some.
I plan on having a dyeing day tomorrow, so expect a shop update soon. I need to get the woolwash to soak the dyed yarn in to, so the update won’t be until next week.
I’ve become addicted to knitting toys! I was a bleurgh day the other day (pms) and wanted a quick fun knit. I found Lola Bunny and fell in love. It is so cute. I have very nearly finished – should have an FO later tonight. I started it two nights ago. It is great. I am using the hand-dyed bfl I received in the hand-dyed yarn them swap. Its looking really sweet. I’ve found other great patterns, including some amigurumi patterns that have been converted into knitting patterns from this etsy store. I bought Mr Bean, Pirate Panda and This Little Pig. I plan on casting on Sheldon as soon as the bunny is finished. I have a couple of balls of Sugar n Cream (orange and denm blue) which will look great. I am also planning to knit a Baby Bobbi Bear and the small fish from the One Fish, Two Fish pattern from Blue Sky Alpacas, as well as Kate from knitty.com. The bunny is for Karl, and Sheldon will probably stay here too. I plan on giving the fish to my nephew for his birthday, but may make another bunny for him before that as I have a large stash of pale blue yarn. The yarn was bought to make him some clothes but know he is nearly a year I think the colour is a bit baby for him. The rest will be turned into squares to make blankets for the local animal shelter.
I managed to get some dyeing over the weekend – 400g merino sock yarn, 100g bfl laceweight and 100g bfl roving. 100g of sock yarn and the roving where dyed by Karl so will be special ltd editions. I hope to get the rest of the roving done this weekend and have the shop updated late next week. The BFL roving is so soft. I think it has to be one of my fave fibres. I hope to get some BFL sock yarn for the next update.
Off to eat dinner and finish the bunny, which Karl has called ‘Bob’. Everything is Bob at the moment.
(btw: for those unaware Karl is my 25 yr old boyfriend, but at times when I write/talk about him I realise it he sounds like he may be my 5 yr old son!)
Lime n Violet Etsy Seller of the Day
I am a very happy girl today, not only did I make my first sale last night, but today I have been given the accolade of being the Etsy Seller of the Day on the Lime n Violet Daily Chum.
I think I spend the rest of the day doing the happy dance!
In knitting news I cast on the minisweater/boobholder by the wonderful Stephanie Japel last night, and although I’ve not knit that much am really liking how it looks. I am using some of the Rowan Cotton Rope I acquired from the John Lewis sale a while back. I’m hoping to get this finished in time for Wednesday when I go to London.
My creation, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.
- Lacy Scallop Socks from Sockbug using Opal Rodeo, gifted from my Sock It To Me Sock Swap pal
- Sweet Pea Socks in Koigu for my Sock It To Me Sock Swap pal
- Sock Yarn Stash Blanket using all the odds and ends from my socks
I managed to get things sorted at uni (I hope) and am going back in tomorrow to arrange to go part-time. Although this will mean I will be studying an extra year it will also mean that I may have a chance of getting better rather than just staying the same.
I seem to have quite a few (for me atleast) wips at presentso thought i’d let you allknow how they are coming along (or not)
My main project at the moment – and set become an FO anytime soon is wicked. I just love this and have had such fun knitting it. I choose to omit the pocket and decided on 3/4 length sleeves. I love the fit and the colour and hope to finish the last sleeve tonight.
Of course I have a sock otn, this is the latest from the 6 sox kal. It uses slip stitch technique. I am using Posh Yarns Lucia 4ply (wool/cashmere blend) in Highland Mist with Angel Yarns Sock Yarn in Choco Plum for the contrast.
For Xmas I knitted my Mum a mulit-directional scarf in Twilleys Freedom Spirit and a colleague of hers has asked me to make one for her. I am aiming to get this finished by next weekend when I next see my Mum (hopefully once wicked is finished I can work on this)
I also knitted a Forest Canopy Shawl for my Mum for Xmas and really enjoyed it. After seeing Piglottie’s version made from Rowan tweed 4ply I raided my stash and found some Rowanspun 4ply and cast on.
One of my resolution was to learn to do some colourwork. For Xmas I received the yarn and needles to make Corazon. I finally plucked up the courage and cast on. I haven’t done much yet but I’m slowly learning