Showing posts from April, 2009

First Sweater 2009

All done! My "Raglan Sweater With Cable Detail", from Debbie Bliss for Noro 1. I really like this pattern - super easy, quick (if you work steady at it) and the yarn, Carys from Three Irish Girls, is fabulous!

Nothing else for now... Will update the Yarn Pr0n later in the week :).

I Need Help... :}

(Picture Gone - This bit of Stash is gone :) !)

I have spent the last couple of weeks transferring the entire contents of my "sewing room" from the basement to an upstairs bedroom. I cannot believe how much yarn I have. Or counted cross stitch supplies. Or fabric and notions. I am utterly overwhelmed by my crafting addictions :(.
At one point (a LOW point) I had stuff in the old sewing room, our recroom, the new sewing room and my daughter's bedroom (a large part of it - thank goodness she's in Brooklyn for a few more weeks). So... the new room is more or less functional, DD's room emptying slowly and the old room, despite still housing two (!) sewing desks and some orphan collectibles looks much larger :).
It has lead to the realization that, I need to pare down some of this stuff. I am donating the sewing items to friends and have no idea what to do with the cross stitch stuff. Like the knitting, I went whole hog with it - linen, silk, swarovski beads. I couldn…

Hm-m-m... Perhaps A Title?

Voila! Finished "Rockets Ripples". It has already been gifted and the recipient is happy (the whole story behind the scarf - handyed, handspun, handknit) really appeals to some people :) !

The "Kiri Shawl" is coming along. What a joy to knit with the Sundara Silky Merino Aran - it is some kinda gorgeous! I need to transfer it to a keeper thread and get a feel for how big it will be, likely I'll use three skeins.

My March clubs are arriving... The first in the Embrace The Lace club is absolutely spectacular (of course - thank you Jen). And my March Stash Menagerie is soft, squishy, soft, subtle and soft... :). No idea exactly what sweater it will be but a cardi for sure.

I'm off to knit on this snowy (!) Ottawa evening but before I go... here's the Yarn Pr0n: