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My Stash!!

This weekend I decided to go through my entire basket of wool, and sort it all out (there was a bit of a large tangle going on in there).  Now I know exactly what projects I have to finish (*unravel, half finish, think of something else to knit halfway through etc).  I thought I would share what I found with you.  So here I present – my stash!!

Wool Stash

I’ve also got some lovely projects that I am working on at the moment.  As I haven’t updated my blog in ages I thought I would show you pictures of some of the different things I’ve got going.

First, a picture of the jumper I am working on (see the last blog post).  I’m really pleased with this – but its quite a difficult knit.  Its hard to do the decreases and keep in pattern at the same time.  Its taken a fair amount of brain power so far.  I am quite determined to finish this, though its been put on the back burner for now.  Heres a picture:

Pink Bamboo Wool Top

And here is a close up…

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I’ve also started a lace scarf.  Its my first piece of knitting using laceweight wool.  I am enjoying it so far – its quite different to what I am used to.  Its not so easy if you make a mistake if you drop a stitch to knit it upwards.  Here are some pictures of the small amount I have done so far.  (this is my second attempt, the first attempt had to be ditched after I lost a couple of stitches, and couldn’t see where or how!).  You can find the pattern for this scarf here:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall07/PATTjunoregina.html

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And here is the ball of wool I had to wind – I didn’t realise that buying wool in a skein was such a hassle!!  If anyone has some handy tips that mean you don’t have to unwind the skein – then I would love to hear them!!

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This isn’t the only scarf I have been knitting recently. 

I have also been knitting a scarf for my friends daughter – I hope its OK… the hat was a bit of a disaster!

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I’ve also knit a nice blue scarf for me!  I’ve had my eye on knitting something from this http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/kategori_oversikt.php website.  The pattern for this particular scarf can be found here http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/visoppskrift.php?d_nr=86&d_id=32&lang=us Plus, the wool for these design’s is really very reasonably priced.

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I have also made a scarf for my boyfriend.  The wool was Sirdar BIGGA and it was half price – so i had to have it.  Everyone seems to love this scarf – though its just a simple 1×1 rib with some tassels put on the ends.  Its a very thick scarf!

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I do have a couple of other things that I could show you, but I will save them for another blog post – this one is getting pretty long!  If you have any comments on the above things then i would love to hear them!

Not just for babies!

I thought I would show you the new jumper that I am knitting for myself.  I went to John Lewis on Sunday, and had a browse through their wool selection – which isn’t very large in the one near me (though they are building a new one soon – I can’t wait!).

I bought this pattern:

Patons Lacy Sweater

Which uses Patons Diploma Gold DK – unfortunately the only colour that they had in stock was an ugly brown.  So I had a dig around, and found myself drawn to the baby wool – it was so soft and lovely.

I bought Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo DK instead.  Its lovely to knit with, really soft and gentle.  I have to stop myself stroking my knitting.  This is the colour:

Sirdar snuggly baby bamboo dk

I’ve had a lot of problems with the pattern – I kept making mistakes on the first run through the 16 rows of pattern, and getting frustrated.  Now I am in the flow it is much easier, as I can now feel and see the pattern as I go along.  This is however the 4th time of trying!

I’ll get some proper pictures up as soon as I have my camera and a space to put the knitting to photograph it.