Friday, October 20, 2006

Blog birthday

This blog was a year old yesterday! So, in anticipation, I bought it some presents at AP... (Hey, a genuine annual excuse...) Unlike the stash from the NEC, I managed to stay off reds and turquoises this time...


Exhibit A: on the left, 1 skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Watercolour, from Get Knitted. I love this colour - have a couple of skeins of the DK Swirl in this colour too. This is for another pair of variegated Mamlukes, but subtle ones - teaming it with some heathery green from the stash; or a light air-force blue if I can find the right one... on the right, two skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Glitter Alpaca, from Woolly Workshop, in shade Martha's Vineyard; this will be a shoulder-shawl of some kind as there's 400m of it. The glitter is very subtle, and sort of coppery.


This is Elle Wool Boutique Merino Variegated - can't find it anywhere on the Web at the moment, but it's 100% wool - possibly for felting, or maybe for a scarf of some kind.

This, however, is definitely one for a scarf. Yarn snobs look away now...


100% polyester, from The Handspinner Having Fun. About 200m/just over 200g and shiny as shiny can be... I'm thinking big lace pattern, big needles, big fringes...


Also found out that Cottenham Summer School have invited me to teach again next year - yay! It was such fun this year... Will have to get a proposal and brochure entry together at the weekend...

4 comments:

Mary-Lou said...

Happy Blog Birthday, even if it is late! I like the look of the shiny stuff! (there again I like the other stuff too!)

Wibbo said...

Happy Birthday! I've got an odd skein of LL sock in just that sort of blue - I'll dig it out and add it to your pile of stuff...

Rosie said...

Yummy yarn and good news about the summer school. Love the idea of celebrating the blog's birthday with yarn purchases.

Rosie said...

ps is it my imagination, or does that Elle yarn look very much like Twilley's Freedom spirit? Have been puzzling away about this all day at work (you can tell it was a quiet day)