i’m afraid i can’t update until i find the connection lead for my camera… and until i remember my own username and password this is the problem when your computer in dublin remembers everything for you!
i have been working on a gryffindor scarf (muchos boring but good for tv watching). i got some lovely rowan 4-ply cotton for christmas in ‘bloom’, a sort of dark pink/rusty colour. i’m currently knitting ‘lucky’ out of it. i had 12″ of the back knitted when i realised i should have increased after the waist shaping about 8″ back. so i just had to rip it all out and start again. *cry*
i am heading to galway to see alberto and celebrate the new year all at the same time on saturday. there has been money saved and there will be wool shopping. i have a short list of what i want and i’m trying to cut it down to what i need immediately. much as i love my armwarmers, i need a proper pair of gloves and something to keep my ears warm while running, so i think i will invest in some black superwash aran that tivoli have. it’s yum yum.
here be the treasyarrrr map of plans
i have a million ideas swimming around in my head, including a design for a fluffy blue sweater with little wooden buttons which i will draw out and post here.
- tea-pot cozy.
- gloves and ear warmers with some easy intarsia.
- a small neck scarf made out of kidsilk haze for the spring… and some matching felted flowers for my jacket.
- the neckwarmer thing out of SNBN that has flowers on it.
- the easy fair-isle cardigan also out of SNBN.
i have been scouring the net and listening intently to the podcasts i brought home with me… craftypod and crafty chica are really inspiring me these days. there are links to them over there on the right —>
here are some craft books that are on my wish list right now:
- Super Crafty.
- Bizarre Bazaar.
- Grandma’s Magic Scissors (i’m not really into paper cutting but it looks interesting)
- 52 Projects.
- Stolen Sharpie Revolution.
- The Happy Hooker, the next Stitch ‘n’ Bitch book that doesn’t come out here until February.
On top of this I am interested in acquiring some Rowan and Phildar pattern books. I can’t afford those particular brands of yarns but i really like the designs.
this is my quest for the new year. I don’t want to get them all at once because i don’t have the money, and it takes the quest out of the quest plus, most of those books are published in america and will be difficult to get over here, especially the bizarre bazaar and the super crafty ones.
happy new year!