i went shopping today! actually, it was just for the three little balls on the right, but it turned out to be more.
the large red and yellow balls are for a gryffindor scarf :} after seeing the goblet of fire last friday, and then the chamber of secrets (by fluke) on tv on saturday, i have caught the HP knitting bug. check out here and here for great HP knitting communities. the wool is just tivoli acrylic, nice and cheap, feels ok.
the three little balls are wendy double knit that i got for 80c each. they’re for some finger puppets for my nephew. the two colourless balls are tivoli tweed, a wool/alpaca/acrylic mix. they’re super warm and make great socks. the last three on the right are a new wool from tivoli called ‘spice’. it’s over 50% wool, so i got a few balls, and figured i’d hang on to them because they’d make funky scarves for presents.
here’s a sample of a little scrap of material i got while i was in hickey’s.
it’s for a little cut-work embroidery project i’m planning. i have an idea of what it’ll look like in my head! i will post pictures as soon as i get it started. it’s just a little pot-pourri sachet but why not make it pretty and learn a new skill while i’m at it?
don’t look here if your name is david! i finished it tonight and i like it so much i think i’ll make a smaller one for myself.
lastly, this is what i’ve been wanting to do but just haven’t had the time. i know the axa piano competition is important but it’s taking up knitting time 🙁 anyway, i’ve started green sock el secondo…
i’m really looking forward to having more knitting time at christmas. at the moment, my head is full of harry potter and debussy/chopin programme. i love my debussy preludes but i’ve been playing them too much… i can’t wait until this competition is over, even if it does bring good news.