Tuesday, September 29, 2009

FO: Aestlight

Pattern: Aestlight Shawl by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (1 Skein- colourway Rayon Vert)
Needle Size: 4mm

I finished my Aestlight a little while ago but have only just got around to taking some pictures. I was knitting this as a mini KAL with missfee who finished her lovely Aestlight ages ago, oh well better late than never! The shawl turned out larger than I expected, considering it only requires one skein, and I love the look of the Birds Eye Lace. Such a great pattern.

Had a wonderful time visiting my parents and catching up with family, it was so nice to have a break from work and of course they spoiled me rotten. I visited Morris and Sons in Sydney and brought quite a few balls of their brand yarn called Paddington, which is a 6 ply 80% Bamboo 20% Merino bend. I also visited Kinokuniya and brought these books....

isbn 9784834726503

isbn 9784529046787

...the second book has some very cute knitted cardigans which I will take pictures of and put them in my next post.

My parents live near Bowal, so I was lucky enough to visit Wool Addiction, a very cute yarn shop (I didn't take pics!!!!). It is actually a house with four rooms full of yarns and patterns, certainly worth a visit if your ever down that way.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Week of T

Last week I enjoyed a visit from a tea totaling gnome named Sir Earl, who is traveling the country with a whole heap of tea and other goodies (Travelling Tea Box....its a Ravelry link).

So I decided to make a couple of tea mats to send along with Sir Earl.....

Pattern: Tea mat and Coasters (Free PDF)by Etsuko Taniuchi (谷内悦子)
Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Solids
Hook Size: 4mm

...as well as a couple of Tawashi

Pattern: Amikomo 3-28 Flower Tawashi A by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd) (Free PDF)
Yarn: Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Solids and Lion Brand Cotton-Ease.
Hook Size: 3.75 mm.

I have also been busy dyeing yarn and have just finished the Aestlight shawl (no pics just yet its still blocking).

I'm traveling south tomorrow, have an early flight to Sydney to visit my parents who live in the Southern Highlands area. I'm meeting up with my Mum in Sydney to have a leisurely day of shopping which MUST include a visit to kinokuniya and Morris and Sons (of course!). Cant wait:)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Cowl Swap

Last week I received a lovely parcel from Christabel as a part of the Cowl Swap over on ravelry...

The pattern is one of her own called 'Cupcake Cowl' which she will be releasing soon. I love the crochet brooch, such a cute package! The yarn is so soft and I love the colour. Thank you once again Christabel xx

I sent my cowl off as well to Emily...

Pattern: Thermis by Kris Knits
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted (Colourway Bobby Blue)
Needle size: 4mm
Notions: 2 vintage buttons

Anyway Im still getting over this awful cold, which I passed on to Paul who is at home sick as well. One good thing is that I have done a fair bit of knitting and even some crochet, will post pics soon. Hope your all well!