Saturday, November 25, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Sue can't come to the blog right now because she is in Cardiff with these three reprobates.

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I've lost the ball band for these and can't remember either the brand or the colour no. of the yarn. They were knit top down with a short row heel.

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These are the November yarn and pattern from the Posh Yarn sock club. Knit top down on 2.25mm Brittany Birch dpns and yes I was knitting these when I broke the needle of a few posts back. It was replaced within 4 days, excellent customer service - well done Brittany and Atesano Alpaca, their UK distributor! These socks were Knit For A Purpose. I can't tell you what it is yet but I will as soon as I can! :-P

Sorry about the terrible photos - its that time of year again! Its dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home.

There'll be photos and tales to tell of Cardiff later...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Knit Mitt Kit Swap

Hello my name is Sue and I'm a serial swap-a-holic...

Yes I've joined another one. This time its Scout and Bev's Knit Mitt Kit Swap. (Waving madly to pal who has already been in touch!!)

My answers to...

The Questionnaire:

What are your favorite colors?
Purple, green, blue, black, pink. I’m not into pastels.Are you a new mitt knitter?

How long have you been knitting mittens?
I’ve knit several pairs of mittens and gloves, first pair was knit last year sometime.

Do you prefer solid or multicolored yarn?
Either, it depends on what the pattern calls for.

What fibers do you prefer in mitten yarn?
I prefer natural fibres but a wool/acrylic mix is okay as long as it feels nice.

Where do you usually knit mittens?
They’re a good carry-a-long project so anywhere!

How do you usually carry/store small projects?
I have a lovely small red Lantern Moon bag that I was gifted as part of the Dye-o-rama swap.

What are your favorite mitten patterns?
I don’t have a favourite.

What are your favorite mitten knitting techniques?
I don’t have a favourite.

What new techniques would you like to try?
I haven’t made any norwgian/fair isle mitten patterns yet and would like to have a try at them.

What are your favorite needles for knitting mittens?
Double pointed needles.

What are some of your favorite yarns?
I don’t really have favourite brand name yarns. Fibre-wise I like merino, alpaca, cashmere and silk. Not necessarily all in the same ball of yarn!

What yarn do you totally covet?
Just because they don’t ship here and I’ve heard sooooo much about them – Knit Picks

Any pattern you would love to make if money and time were no object?
Not really.

Favorite kind of needles (brand, materials, straights or circs, etc)?
I prefer wood or bamboo and I use either straights or circs or dpns.

If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be?
I’d be hand-spun, hand-dyed merino/silk/alpaca.

Do you have a favorite candy or mail-able snack?
Mmmmmmm chocolate! :-)

What’s your favorite animal?
Dogs, wolves and otters.

Would you prefer super warm mittens or something more like fingerless mitts?
Super warm – I really suffer with cold hands during the winter. Its my thin Aussie blood not coping with the colder-than-I’m-used-to British winters.

If you were a color what color would you be?
Deep sea-green.

What is your most inspiring image, flower, or object in nature?
Forests and trees.

Do you have a wishlist?
Yes on - search on my real name!

Anything else you’d like to share with the group today?
Nope!! :-)

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Is cold! Don't believe me?

This morning's frost.

Good mitten weather. Thank goodness I've finished these. Sirdar Country Style DK in black knit on 3.5mm bamboo dpns.

I've been off work the last two days with a stonking cold. Its been a good time to sleep or watch DVDs and knit. So that is what I've done. Shame I have to go back tomorrow :-( but I do feel better so I'd better be a good girl.