Friday, May 8, 2009

My silky darlings and a WIP update

I went to Canberra today. Incidently, I also went to a yarn store. Oh yes! I originally went there to buy some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, but unfortunately they did not have any instock. Instead, I bought some Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran/10 ply. Not quite as much silk, but the yarn will hold up a lot better with wear. I am going to knit some fingerless gloves and this yarn is just sooooo soft. Yummy.

However, I was distracted by the lovely display of Noro Silk Garden, and this pretty yarn caught my eye. So I bought it too. I guess I will be making 2 pairs of gloves! I am going to knit up Fetching. Mmmmmm, fun with cables.

Noro has also released a new sock yarn, Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn, so I had to snap up some of that while I was in the store. My feet are craving some loving. They will be spoilt with this. :D I have yet to decide on a pattern.

Knitspirations has had Boysenberry Swirl stocked for a few weeks now and it has been taunting me. It arrived in the mail on Thursday, along with my free stitch markers. This one is a worsted weight/12 ply yarn. I might have to make something for myself with this yarn, as it is quite purple.

In case you were thinking that this shopping trip was all a big impulse buy, I reassure you it was not. I wrote myself a list in my phone last night. Incicently, my phone does not recognise the following terms:


I am dissapointed in my non-yarny phone. :p I should knit it a sock to keep it warm.... perhaps then it will realise that it is important to know yarn terms. LOL!

WIP update:

I started knitting Jayden a pair of slippers last weekend, as it's been cold and I don't want his little feet to catch a chill on the tiles. Here is the first slipper. It has yet to be felted, so it is just huge at the moment! I have done about 25% of the second one and I am hoping to finish it and felt them both this weekend.

The Water Sprite shorties are coming along nicely. I have started doing the gusset, so it won't be long before they are finished too. I love the way that this yarn is knitting up, however the dye is coming off the yarn just a little bit when my hands get clammy. I have pretty blue fingertips every now and again. :D

Alright, I am getting off the internet now. I have a lot of knitting to do this weekend, so I'd better get started.


Mrs Tessyman said...

Wow - that is such gorgeous yarn! I love the look of the Noro brand yarn - you will have to let me know what its like to work with!

The slipper and shorties look brilliant! cant wait to see the finished products :D

Kylie said...

Love the look of the Noro Sock Yarn - humm wonder what pattern you will knit up.

Looking forward to seeing what they become. And for someone that went back to fulltime work you are getting some project on and off the needles.

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