Today I was blown away by winning some gorgeous yarn from one of my very favourite stores Toomuc Valley Yarns.
You can see what delights she sells in her store here http://toomucvalleyyarns.com/
I won FOUR SKEINS !! can you believe !! that’s just BEYOND generous :O I’m still so very surprised and omg excited hahahaha
I chose these ones :P
This one is Just a Wish Away. It’s a gorgeously divine mix of NZ Kid Mohair Blend. 85% Kid Mohair and 15% Merino and it’s 3PLY !! I’ve never felt a 3 ply before and I can’t wait. I’ve got just the most perfect project in mind. Though I’m worried my big clumsy man hands won’t be able to use it hehe it is 100g and about 530m. WOW that’s LONG !
Just A Wish Away
This one is called Mum’s Apple Pie! YUM YUM !! I can see a gorgeous little cardi for my little Ali with this delicious skein. It is a DK weight yarn and 100g of New Zealand MW wool.
This delightful skein which i’m sure is going to make me SWOON with pleasure with it’s softness is called Peachy Keen. Now…. I’m being VERY selfish with this one. I have a friend that has a sweet little baby named Sabrina that would look so gorgeous in this but then it might make myself a beautiful little thing for ME ME ME …. we’ll see ;) it is 100g’s of omg 50% Bamboo and 50% wool !! imagine the smooshyness <3 *sigh*
My final skein is Cool Caribbean. This one DOES have Sabrina’s name on it. Her mama doesn’t like the pinky girly traditional colours that I’d LOVE LOVE to knit for her so I think this is a very nice compromise. I think it’ll make a wonderful in three’s cardi for her ;) it’s a worsted weight wool so it’s just perfect AND I have the most delightful little buttons to match !!
Needless to say, tonight was a GREAT NIGHT !! I’m so thrilled and still grinning with happiness
Thank you so much Nicole, I’ll show you the photo’s when I’ve made the goodies.
How exciting !!!
I do not know how to use it, I’ve never seen one being used but I have a spinning wheel hahahhaa
One of my lovely friends saw a post i put on Facebook about one I saw and wanted and so she bought it for me. It’s a partnership ownership between us hehehhee I’ll repay her in yarn she said LOL !!
I cannot wait to get my eager hands on some beautiful fleece and get spinning.
Oh i’m already dreaming of the gorgeous delights to come in the future !
I might name her Kylie…. you know… I’m spinning around, look out of my way ….. hahaha
The books will come in handy i’m sure !
Well I did finally cast this one on properly and not frog it hehe and it’s such a FAST knit too !! It’s so joyful although I might of been wiser choosing my colour layout better … oh well. It’s so happy and I’m sure it’ll look amazing when finished.
Just a reminder. This is the yarn I am using to knit this. I have ordered more of the same wool because I want it a decent size with some left over to make some happy Winter cardi’s for Ali too.
Candy Apple Lane
My work has grown a bit since this photo yesterday….
Isn’t it GORGEOUS =D =D
I cannot wait until it is finished and blocked so that the gorgeous detail stands out neatly as it should.
Give it a go… did I mention it’s a FREE pattern ?! Check it out HERE
I’ll update you as I go
There has been progress =D
I’m sorry for the silence on the blog lately, there has been SO much happening around the house that honestly I haven’t had a chance to even remember to write let along get anything made.
I did get this gorgeous little Tane knitted for Ali though, knitted up in Pumpkin luxury wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills. This is one of my favourite little short sleeved jumpers to make. Perfect for layering when the weather starts to cool
I have also cast on and had to frog a Western Hills Blanket a few times… The first time because the kids messed up my counting, the second because I accidentally pulled the needle out of the work and the third because I was using the DK instructions for my Worsted yarn ARGHHHH
Try number 4 will be attempted today if I can get a chance!
I’m using these gorgeous mini skeins from Candy Apple Lane to make it. I have 2 sets of 7 approximately 20g skeins here to start with and another 4 on order from her. If that’s not enough i’ll get more made :P They’re such delightfully bright and cheerful colours so it’ll be worth the investment. I’m going to make it in the cot blanket/throw size.
Candy Apple Lane
Ive made some progress on Mister Elias’s Charlie vest, though it’s slow going because I rarely think to knit it. And my sky blanket has been put onto the back burner for some time ( I don’t know why )
Does anyone else find they swing back and forth through projects like I do ?
Well…… I’ll TRY not to cast anything else on for a while…
Unless it’s a scarf……. hehe
Kelly Casanova from Kelly Casanova Textile and Fibre artist posted a link to a blog on her Facebook page about a blog post she read about where the lady started a many years long project knitting up scraps of worsted weight yarn into a blanket. A memory blanket if you want a name for it, I figured this is such a GREAT idea so I casted one on too =D
It’s going to be the perfect project for them days where I want to knit but I don’t want to think about what i’m doing, no counting stitches, no worrying about eyelets or any type of stitch except knit.
I might unravel the baby clothes after Ali has grown out of them too and add them to the blanket to keep forever. What a delightfully beautiful project this will be ! I cannot wait to see it grow.
Here is the original blog post that Kelly showed to us all http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2014/01/still-knitting.html
Here is my cast on, I made it a little bigger with 250 stitches cast on. Why? I don’t know hahhaa
Cast on… memory knitted blanket for me
Why not make one too, it will be so lovely to snuggle into many years down the track and remember my little baby snuggled up inside all of the delightful little things I have previously made for him.
Thanks Kelly, You are amazing :)
I’m still plodding along with this long term project as wool becomes available to use. I expect it to take many years and will show photo’s as it grows
Well I WAS using my gorgeous little Mini Skeins from Toomuc Valley Yarns to knit a Beekeepers Quilt – see it HERE but them darned little hexipuffs drove me batty so I’m making a Sky Blanket instead – See it HERE
Photo taken from RAVELRY.COM
It will be considerably larger than the pattern tells you to make though because I have many many little skeins to use up for it and who knows, maybe i’ll buy MORE to make it even bigger then it’ll fit our bed =D
My mini skeins for the project:
MINI SKEINS… gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY
All laid out
I’ll keep you updated.
I paid these gorgeous needles off from the Tansy Yarn Company and today I’m going to use them for the first time.
oh they’re adorable and they feel incredible in my hand =D I’m not sure what to make first though hehe
Limited Editions :P
Pretties !!! My preciousssssss hahahaha
Comes with a certificate WOW … feels special
I received these beautiful skeins from Tansy Yarns today. They’re so delightful ! I can’t wait to use them ready for next winter.
delightful colours ! 2 of each :)
A close up
A little share for you :)
One thing aside from Yarn that I am passionate about is TEA. I adore tea, I adore little dainty cups and pretty pots. And tonight after the children have fallen asleep I indulged in a beautiful T2 blend in my favourite tea set.
Aren’t they divine?!
I have always wanted some DPNS to make little booties and teddies etc… with. And NOW I have some and i’m so so so excited !!
I also was delivered 4 more packs of Toomuc Valley Yarn’s gorgeous little Mini Skeins. I can’t wait to use them up but omg so many other WIP’s and projects ahead of me first !!
I also am planning to make some pretty washcloths to give with some beautiful soap from Kitty Made for the end of year gifts to my son Ishaq’s Kindy teacher and teacher’s assistant, so I have bought some beautiful cotton to make them with.
beautiful and so many different sizes
MINI SKEINS… gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY
Egyptian cotton and normal cotton