Thursday, December 27, 2007

Kniterly gifts...

Santa was wery busy this year, and he didn't have time to go to both Lettuce Knit , and Romni Wools. to do his Christmas shopping. Mind you, he got me a 22" flat screen monitor, so I forgave him. Also Romni Wools had a great boxing day sale, which I'll get to later on. So Santa got me four balls of Noro Silk Garden, a cute little sheep (so soft), and The Knitter's Book of Yarns by Clara Parks. The book is amazing. It discusses everything about yarn: fiber types, processes from shearing the sheep to your lys, knitting techniques, and of course it has patterns.

While we were at my sister's for the past few days, I knitted a few scarves for my nieces' Webkinz, despite the fact that they got plenty of clothes for Christmas. Also, to the anonymous reader who asked about the Webkinz sweater pattern, I will post it but I never wrote patterns before, so please bear with me.
Romni Wools had a 25% off on everything at regular price(sorry you're missing out on it, Elizabetha) for Dec. 27th only. Let me tell you that the store was packed! For 80$ I got three balls of SWS in Natural Denim and three in Natural Plum, and three balls of Wisdom Yarns Poem colour 571(a grey to black gradient), and another three balls in 534 (denim gradient). Not a bad deal at all! And just in case you wonder what I'm planning with these: it could be a cold winter this year, so I'm making scarves.

Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Cold, and felting project

This is what my windows looked like this morning. It looks like some mutant white fern is growing in my windows, but unfortunately, all that beauty is an indication of how it feels like outside: cold. Southern Ontario is under snow storm warning, and we're expecting about 25cm of snow for Toronto, and a bit more in the areas surrounding the city.

This my pre-felted Nintendo case. I currently only have a slider to protect it, so I've knitted this for it. I also thought it could be a quick first felted project. I must admit that I'm a bit intimidated by the felting process, as I've never done it before. Yes, I am a felting virgin!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Two books and two scarves

My husband just gave me these two books as Channukah presents ( to make a long story short, he gives me a gift for each day of Channukah, and this is what I got for Friday, and Saturday). The Wrap Style will come in handy as the office gets really cold (my cubicle is close to the warehouse, where they keep the doors open most of the day, even in the winter). I haven't had a chance to thoroughly go through the books, but I saw a few projects I like.

With the yarn I bought last weekend, I knitted two scarves (well, the top one is not completed yet, but it's 80% done). The bottom one is the Katia, Dulce Plus, and the top one is with Wisdom Yarns, Poems. Both scarves were knitted with a simple K1 P1 pattern, but somehow the stitches look different.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

Need Yarn!

For some strange reason, I had a craving for colorful yarn yesterday. I have a reasonable stash, but somehow nothing seemed colorful enough. So, I braved the snow storm and made my way to Romni wool ( and managed not to get the traditional parking ticket). My eyes were satisfied with the colour feast, and I managed to come back home with enough yarn to make three scarves: from Wisdom Yarns, Poems colour 553; from Patons, SWS in Natural Earth; from Katia, Dulce Plus in colour 52.
On with the scarves...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Scarf done

Although I had finished this scarf last week, I was being lazy about weaving the loose ends in, and posting it. I finally gave myself a good kick in the behind, and finished the project (and might even wrap it tonight). The yarn is Paton's SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) in Natural Navy. The colours are more accurate on the pic where the scarf is rolled. I liked it so much that I added a few balls on my Christmas wishlist.
More Christmas knitting to do.... and planning on some knitting for myself for the new year.