Friday, 15 January 2010

Lots of things

Ok, so this post doesn't have much focus - but never mind, there are some pretty pictures!

But first of all, have you seen that Trashy is hosting
The Second Ever Trash Raffle
to help raise funds for Haiti
She already has some fabulous Amy Butler goodies to be won - so pop on over!

And talking of Amy Butler, look at the gorgeous wallet that my friend Jane made for me for Christmas


I love this Amy Butler lace fabric and Jane chose the bit I liked the best for the front piece (I know this because I showed her exactly which bit it was!!!)

Many of you will know about Michaela's clever idea to organise a bloggy-diet where we tried to lose as much weight as possible with the promise of super lovely raffle prizes at the end.

The following were my really super lovely, lovely prizes:

Beads!!!!!

Sock wool - to encourage me back into her Sock-Startitis-Club I reckon

Gorgeous 100% alpaca Ni-Mu
100% Merino 4ply
And the one I really nearly didn't get - this beautiful Thistleknits. Both Michaela and Lesley (who sent it in as a raffle prize in the first place) were planning on "knitting needles at dawn" for this one!

So I have been trying to do it justice and am knitting my first almost-lacy shawl using the SYES pattern.

It's already bigger than in this picture but there are an awful lot of stitches and do you know what? I have to do PURL! You know I don't like purl! Pah!

So I have some simple knitting in the round to redress the balance - no purl here, no siree! See, I didn't even rib the cuff!


All this means that I have been spending an awful lot of time on Ravelry messing about uploading photos of my wool and finding perfect patterns.

Even Dot has a Ravelry account now!
(She's getting to be quite a whizzy knitter in her spare time - and has already discovered how to knit and read at the same time! By the way, thank you all SO MUCH for your wonderful and supportive comments on her new blog - to say she is thrilled would be a massive understatement! But keep an eye on it - she practically reads a new book each day!)

14 comments:

Moogsmum said...

What a lovely knitterly post Locket. Mind you, it's not fair teasing me with a photo of MY wool!

Glad to see you're making something special with it and I'll enjoy wearing it when it's finished ;)

xxx

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh lookie at all that eye candy! You've certainly been busy making some beauties Ms. Locket. And I'm chuckling and trying to imagine your Brit accent saying "I reckon" -- that's just southern to me!

dottycookie said...

Oooh, yummy. I need to post a pic of my winnings too, mwahahaha. Now the trouble of deciding what to make with it so you're one step ahead of me ...

nicolette said...

Lovely yarn eye candy Mrs Locket!!

French Knots said...

So that's where you've been - hiding out on Ravelry! Looks like some super knitting ahead.

periwinkle said...

i wondered where all your wool pics were coming from on Ravelry -- I'll have to go search out Dot now . Keep it up with the shawl, it'll be a stunner and purl ain't so bad really

Poshyarns said...

Well I do wish I could master knitting and reading simultaneously, well done Dot.

Lots of lovely things to see here, I love those blue mittens, very elegant.

Gina said...

What a lot of lovely yarns you won! Almost worth losing weight for!!!

Michaela said...

No, Moogsmum, it is not your wool, it is mine. You sent it to me remember? Damn but I was too kind sending it on. Should have kept it. Pretended it got lost in the post. Never arrived. Cheated? Too blinking honest for my own good.

ladydi said...

Well done, Lucy!! And you were feeling unthin - silly you. What excellent rewards for losing weight!!

twiggypeasticks said...

I really cannot knot - unless you count Jean Greenhowes Jiffy Knit ! - so I'm always impressed by your knitting talent. I am very excited about those beads though !! I've popped over to Dotties blog, what a talented young lady - wonder where she gets it from :)
Twiggy x

twiggypeasticks said...

I can't knit as well as knot you know !! It's my age, since I've turned 40, I'm on a downward spiral.
Twiggy x

Charlie P said...

Oooooh, that thistleknits yarn is BEAUTIFUL! Lucky Mrs. L!

Suzie Sews said...

Knitting heaven Miss Lucy. A treat indeed, loving the current knit, just lovely. Keep on with the good work my friend.