Thursday, 28 August 2008
Saturday, 23 August 2008
This week I have been shopping over on Etsy and found this seller after seeing her work on Lime & Violet's Daily Chum. I sent off for the two smaller pouches which are perfect for knitters. They arrived the next day and were absolutely beautifully made. The smaller one I will use for stitch markers. It has a metal clip which will make it perfect for clipping onto jeans or my workbag so that it is always there ready to be used. The larger pouch has all my accessories for the current project: scissors, row counter, nail file, hand cream and other bits.
Then as I was so pleased I went back and saw this perfect small project bag and had no hesitation in hitting the put in cart button. When it arrived it was every bit as good as I had hoped.
You must go and see her etsy shop and visit her blog at www.cottonandcloud.blogspot.com - what a great bit of online shopping this week.
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Tuesday, 19 August 2008
I finished two projects so it was time to cast on again. I have chosen to make a pair of fingerless mittens in bright, cheerful colours. The wool is Sublime extra fine merino wool double knit and it is knit on 3.75mm dpns. I have had the pattern for some time now but you have to wait for that moment when you get inspired. The pattern was from Karendipity and will eventually have some embellishments in the form of embroidery. I am enjoying this project so much.
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Saturday, 9 August 2008
As well as membership of The Natural Dye Studio Sock Club which is detailed in the previous post, I bought a set of Pattern Tamers in the chocolate colourway as you can see above. They are magnetic strips covered in material which you place either side of the page of your pattern book and that way you can easily keep your place. They feel slightly unwieldy to use but I think they will become easier the more they are used.
The second purchase was a beautiful set of Destiny Ebony circular knitting needles by Lantern Moon. I adore using Lantern Moon needles and decided to add to my collection as these were in a summer sale.