no pictures, just plans

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.
other plans:
– 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!

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