Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
The first cowl is for my grandma, who request a thin,blue, not to big, not to special kind of scarf to keep her neck warm. So with all the specifications, I came up with the Bainbridge scarf pattern and the Silky wool (Elsebeth Lavold) in Periwinkle color. I first intend to knit her a clapotis out of this yarn but that was not right for her finally...
Pattern : Bainbridge scarf by MintyFresh
Size: one size
Needles : 3.75mm circular
Yarn : Elsebeth Lavold in Periwinkle color, about half a skein
Oh ! and I have to tell, I got a skein of sock yarn at Christmas !!! I am SO much amazed to receive it !!! Yippee !!! It's a skein of Trekking hand art by Zitron cie in color Atlantik 506 and 2.5mm DPN, so I'll stop running to get some :) Thanks Josie !!!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Then I remove it to found all the little packages under !!!
and a wishing card from Jollypyrate with a cool pirate tattoo :)
I started unwrapping and I was all in "Oh" and "Ah" and "Oh my god !" and my first find was 2 books of Elisabeth Zimmerman !!! Wow ! Knitter's Almanac and Knitting without tears are now in my hands, I wanted them for so long.
Here are all the yummy stuff : chocolate, pop corn, chocolate cookies and dried fruit snack
If I want an hot drink, I am now serve : Hot chocolate, Coffe and Tea !!! with cinnamon chewing gum. I love cinnamon !
There's more : 2 magnetic frames and a notepad, stich markers, Apple cinnamon candle (did I say I LOVE cinnamon scent), funny napkins, cameo button and heart ornament..
Here a close up of the stich marker, yes they are little bombs !!!
Then yarny goodness, beware, really good yarn porn ahead ...
3 skeins of Malabrigo Merino Worted in color Verdes !!!!
AND 3 skeins of Manos Cotton Stria in the prettiest pink !!!!
Sorry I just faint....
Thanks again Jollypyrate, I am very lucky to had you as my angel and I hope that I can send you the elevator back one day or another...
Friday, December 19, 2008
Do you spin? Nope
What yarns/fibers are your favorites? Merino, Silk blend, Wool blend for socks and also just Wool but I am really hoppen to try anything soft.
What yarns/fibers do you not like? I did not tryed a lot of stuff that I dislike because I tend to read comments if a buy on internet or touch a lot if I buy in LYS... so I may say that I dislike itchy stuff.
What yarns/fibers would you like to try but haven’t? Cascade 220, Manos del Uruguay and a real lace skein in a soft fiber...
What are your favorite colors? I Love blue, green, purple, pink, red, brown, black ... and so many more ! Look in my stash page, you will have a good idea ! Colors that you don’t like? yellow and pastels.
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? socks, hats, mittens, and mostly anything with a little challenge !
What are you currently working on? I always have a sock or two on the needles and some UFO sweaters, a pair of mitten that I need to finish soon.
What is your favorite FO? (Please post a picture if you have one.) I have 2 favorites for 2008
Are there any techniques that you want to learn? improve my colorwork-intarsia skills
Do you have a yarn winder and/or swift? nope unfortunatly... but I plan to buy one maybe this year (2009) if a have money....*crossed fingers*
How do you store your needles/hooks? in a cute box for crochet, DPN and notion and in a wine bag for straight
Do you collect anything? not really, but I love anything with sheep !
Do you like sweets? oh yes, chocolate is always good for me !
What are your favorite scents? citrus scent and chai tea kind of scent with a lot of spices like ginger, cinnamon, etc.
Are you having a birthday during this swap? my birthday is on the very begginning of the year on January 6th !! I'm going to be 25
Do you have any online wish lists? (Amazon, Loopy Ewe, etc.) Please include a link for your pal. No, but would love any EZ book
What is your living situation (Are you married? Do you have kids, pets, or both?) I am with my boyfriend for now 7 years, we are not married, no kids or pets yet.
Are you allergic to anything? no
Is there anything else that you would like your pal to know? Send me secret email, I will have fun trying to know who you are !!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
So not much knitting time is the past few days... oh and I almost forget, we had 2 snowstorm this week... CRAZY I must say. Off to bed :)
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Now it' all quiet and the peace is back again in knitting land around here. The evil witch is defeated and I'll be aware for her return...
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Off to make another FO soon...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
My lazy method of felting in front load machine washing...
I begun with a try on hand felting and after 10 minutes I was unable to continue, it's really really hard to do ! So I decide to trow them in my washing machine at the hottest cycle for an hour and then I check after an hour to mesure and I was still too big, I continue the cycle for another 45 minutes, check again with mesurements and it was just perfect !
Hopes this help because I had question by Ravelry about that.