I WON YARN !!! wooohoooo Toomuc Valley Yarns Prize =D

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 😛

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

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.

yummy pie

yummy pie

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 ❤ *sigh*

Peachy Keen

Peachy Keen

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 !!

Cool Caribbean

Cool Caribbean

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.

Lisa xx

 

 

Casting on…. Sky Blanket

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

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

MINI SKEINS… gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY

All laid out

All laid out

I’ll keep you updated.

My Latest Deliveries

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

beautiful and so many different sizes

Close up

Close up

 

MINI SKEINS... gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY

MINI SKEINS… gorgeous bundles of colourful JOY

Egyptian cotton and normal cotton

Egyptian cotton and normal cotton

 

 

 

Delicious new yarn buys !!

I’ve mentioned Toomuc Valley Yarns before in this post HERE when I bought some delicious Berry Smoothie yarn that I knitted into a cowl for myself.

Well she’s opened a gorgeous little store at Etsy !!  Check it out HERE

Toomuc Valley Yarns had a beautiful stocking last night and I couldn’t resist some gorgeous new yarn ❤ I bought a few skeins for myself and one to knit up a little dress for my friend’s little girl when she’s born! I’m really looking forward to her birth, i’ve got 6 boys so you can imagine how itchy I get wanting to knit for a precious little girl.

Here are my purchases, all in DK

I bought two of these amazingly sunny yellow skeins. I might put them into my Autumn coloured throw somehow, we'll see when I get them ;)

I bought two of these amazingly sunny yellow skeins. I might put them into my Autumn coloured throw somehow, we’ll see when I get them 😉

 

I bought two skeins of this delightful colourway too ! I think a pullover for next winter will come out of this for either Elias or Ishaq. I've got some pretty yarn to match for a trim.

I bought two skeins of this delightful colourway too ! I think a pullover for next winter will come out of this for either Elias or Ishaq. I’ve got some pretty yarn to match for a trim.

 

And a single skein of this beautiful colourway for my friend's little girl. I will go and dream over little dress patterns soon!

And a single skein of this beautiful colourway for my friend’s little girl. I will go and dream over little dress patterns soon!

There is still SO MUCH yummy droolworthy yarn in her store on Etsy so please go and see and maybe buy some too. 🙂

Can’t wait to show you what I make with these!

 

 

Berry Smoothie… delicious new yarn !!

I happened across a GORGEOUS update on the Toomuc Valley Yarns Facebook page… see HERE and saw this beautiful Berry Smoothie yarn for sale…. I was watching it for a few days and it kept popping up in my feed and I was hoping so much it would still be there when I was paid and YAY it was so I snapped it up.

I bought two delicious skeins of it !

It’s details:

BERRY SMOOTHIE

100g approx ea
200m approx ea
DK / 8ply
100% Australian Merino Superwash

Check it out =D

Berry Smoothie deliciousness

Berry Smoothie deliciousness