Tuesday, March 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Today (or in less than two hours anyway, as I'm posting in advance) is WIP Wednesday with Tami's Amis.

I'm currently working in this sweet baby vest, which I started only in Sunday for my nephew, but am having to knit up quite quickly given that he is now 9 days overdue. Lazy boy lol! I knit one a few months back for a friend and this was meant to be similar with stripes, but it didn't somehow work out that way, so instead there's a chunky band of blue across the middle. I hope my sister likes it. I just have the arm holes to complete and it's a race now between me finishing and baby being born!

Here's a sneak peek so far:

Thanks to all who voted on my Heather or jade wool post. I think jade won by a vote or two and that is what I have gone for. It's a different wool, a Jarol chunky rather than Cygnet, but the colour choices were the same. I just hope I like it as much in the flesh and when I've knitted it up into my next Owls jumper - else I'm blaming you lot!

And on a final note, a huge congratulations to my good friend Rachel (blog link to the right --------> ) who has got engaged to her lovely fella. So exciting! Now I just need good baby news too and I'll be a happy Natalie :)



Saturday, March 12, 2011

Help me decide!

Ok, so following the enjoyment and success of my Owls jumper (see previous post), and my disappointment at how bobbly and matted it's likely to become very fast, I want to knit another.

I have already decided to use Cygnet Grousemoor Chunky, I think. I would prefer to see it in real life before buying but alas I can't find anywhere local that stocks it. So order online I must.

This is where you come in. I still can't decide between thistle (purple) or jade (turquoisey). I love both equally. Sigh.

images from www.hcscrafts.co.uk - where I'll be ordering from :)

Hmmmmm. What do you think? I'm going to leave it completely up to you. Leave me a comment and whatever the majority of you say goes! 

Also any experiences of using this yarn would also be fabby.

Ok, so go! I'll check back shortly, and thanks in advance :)


Thursday, March 10, 2011

FO Friday - Hoot Hoot!

Yay! It's FO Friday! And I finally finished my Owls jumper and I love, love, love it! It fits beautifully and feels lovely.

Hmmm, not such a great photo (lack of natural daylight, camera battery dead, yada yada) but stick with me, I will return with better ones this weekend when I don't have long days at work and dark evenings to contend with. Oh and I have now grafted the underarm in case you were wondering what the gaping hole in the photo is! Now, I'm still in two minds as to whether or not to add little grey buttons for eyes or not? Or leave them off? What do you think?

I used Lion Jiffy yarn, which I bought while in the US last year, and although it knitted up fine I am a little worried about the potential for it to pill or bobble with wearing and washing so I must take good care of it. Easier said than done though, right?!

Anyhoo, I'm already tempted to knit another in either a purple or teal colour in a different yarn - please help me decide which colour!

But for now though I really must get on with my nephew's little knitted top - he is already four days overdue so I am cutting things a little bit fine! Luckily, it's a 6-9 month size I'm knitting so that should give me a little bit of breathing space!

Back soon, well hopefully, although I make no promises as you know what I'm like!