Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I have received my Ravelry swap package from the Australian Knitters "Favorite Colour Swap", and as it turns out Kelebek, who was my spoilee, was also my spoiler! So here is what lucky me recieved....
The pattern is called Vinland by Becca Compton made from Dream in Color Smooshy in the colourway 'vino veritas'. These are just gorgeous socks...so soft and yes smooshy, great colourway and the patterning is so cool! I love them so much that I'm never going to take them off...well maybe for a quick wash then straight back on! But that wasnt all I recieved...
I also got all these goodies as well, including two balls of hand dyed merino yarn from the Yarn barn as well as....

a cute tea wallet with yummy Turkish teas. Absolutely spoilt!

Also Kelebek recieved my parcel, which was the 'Lace Scarf'. I loved her picture so much that I asked for her permission to use it and here it is...

I so love swaps!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Project Spectrum- North

NORTH (March/April)
Color: Green
Material: Stones/Gems/Rocks
Season: Winter
Element: Earth
I'm so excited about this years Project Spectrum, couldn't wait to get started so used some of my old pictures. Going to keep the camera close at hand, Ive also got a few ideas for projects, think I might try some printing and water colour, might even hand dye some yarn...such a great way to get those creative juices flowing.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Seamless Yolk Sweater

Pattern: Seamless Yolk Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann (the pattern can be found in 3 of her books, Knitting Without Tears, Knitting Workshop and Knitting Around)
Yarn: Cascade 220- 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, Worsted/ 10ply, 6 skeins (3 black, 1 Tibetan Rose, 1 Summer Sky Heather, 1 Bronzed Green)
Needles: 4.0mm (US 6) and 5.0mm (US 8)

I love reading Elizabeth Zimmermann books, her style of writing is so easy going, I love how she puts the reader in charge of the design, giving suggestions rather than instructions. I have been keen to make this sweater for a long time. It was such a quick knit, less than a month to make, and I'm very happy with the end result. The only thing I would do differently next time is to make it a little bigger, its very fitting, not good for multiple layers, but it will make a great Autumn sweater.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Grab Bag

I've been itching to make one of these bags, so when a "Project Bag" swap came up on Ravelry I had a good excuse to make one....

Pattern: Grab Bags (free pdf from allpeoplequilt.com)

This certainly wont be the last!