August 13, 2008

Déanta

Filed under:Finished Objects,News! — Aileen @ 08:23

…all I need now are some wee buttons.

I am so happy with how this turned out. It was my first circular yoke and it fits so nicely around the shoulders that I have another one already planned (it involves lamb’s pride and the cutest little elephant motif you ever saw).

In case you were thinking that the knitting was a little slow while I was away… it wasn’t.

You’ll be seeing it in a month or two in the Autumn issue of Yarn Forward. Yay for published patterns!

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August 10, 2008

“A day out of Kerry is a day wasted”

Filed under:News!,Photography,Travel,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 09:45

I think it is fair to say that Kerry is not just a place but a philosophy! Alb and I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of two great friends of ours in Sneem this weekend. It’s been a comfortable, enjoyable and relaxed affair so I’ve been getting plenty of the Tangled Yoke in.

I am about to jump in a car back to Dublin so, all going well, I should have the body finished by this afternoon.

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August 4, 2008

Hey!

Filed under:News!,Stash — Aileen @ 14:35

How’s tricks? All well? It’s good to be home! I am slowly getting through what I suppose could be called unpacking… but is more like clearing a path from the door to my bed. In my infinite jet-lagged wisdom, I decided that the best way to quickly unpack my suitcase would be to tip it upside down on my bedroom floor. We, my sister, nephew and I, headed straight home on Thursday morning to a national school reunion. It was great but I’m glad to be back to normal now.

Didn’t I mention something about stash the last time I wrote? Here’s some Claudia Hand Painted 100% Silk.

Some Berroco Ultra Alpaca for this hoodie.

Some Berroco Ultra Alpaca Lite for Anais.

And this – Schaeffer Elaine in a colourway that I simply could not resist. The subtle variety of colour is simply stunning and would probably be best shown off in a drop-stitch shawl of some description.

Although I did resist buying a spinning wheel, I got a little roving to spin. No idea what this stuff is…an alpaca/wool mix, I think…

… and of course, some merino Fleece Artist.

The latter I picked up (amongst other things) on my last day in New Jersey at Knit Knack over in Maplewood. I had a great chat with the owner (sincere apologies but I am awful with names!). The Claudia Hand Painted silk I got there, too, and I would love to show you what else I got there but they are all presents for other deserving knitters. I had a great time looking through everything there and getting to pick things out!

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