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 hereย http://toomucvalleyyarns.com/

I won FOUR SKEINS !! can you believe !! that’s just BEYOND generous :O ย I’m still so very surprised and omg excited hahahaha

I chose these ones ๐Ÿ˜›

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ it is 100g’s of omg 50% Bamboo and 50% wool !! imagine the smooshyness โค *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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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

 

 

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Casting on …. Western Hills – The Blanket

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

Candy Apple Lane

My work has grown a bit since this photo yesterday….

 

Isn't it GORGEOUS =D =D

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

There has been progress =D

A quick update

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

Tane

Tane

 

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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

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

A vest for my boy

A while ago a knitting buddy had a de-stash and I picked up this lovely bundle of Mosaic Moon worsted yarn at a bargain price. I thought I had written about it but I didn’t. *shock* I found it today and I am going to make my son Elias a Charlie vest.

This is my lovely wool, such pretty colours !!

Mosaic Moon Superwash Worsted

Mosaic Moon Superwash Worsted

And this is the vest I plan to make. You can find the pattern on Ravelry.com HERE

Charlie Vest

Charlie Vest

This is my FIRST time making a larger kid sized project so we’ll see how I go and if I get bored hehe I will update you as I go ๐Ÿ™‚

Look what I bought !!

Naughty Naughty yeah yeah I know BUT they are beautiful yarns and I simply HAD to have themโ€ฆ I HAD to I tell ya !

Yesterday Forest Hill Yarns had an update sale and 3 gorgeous skeins put their hands up and said BUY ME! BUY ME! โ€ฆ. so I didโ€ฆ

Here you go ๐Ÿ˜›

Delicious DK Violet crumble

Delicious DK Violet crumble

 

Mojito !!  Delightful

Worsted weight Mojito !! Delightful

 

Green with ENVY

Worsted weight Green with ENVY

 

I can’t wait to have them in my greedy little hands hehehehe