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…. Easy as it goes….

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

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 🙂

UPDATE:

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

YAY Finally some yarn with bamboo !!

Once again I am buying some lusciousness from Kelly Casanova. See her gorgeous etsy store HERE 

Kelly advertised a pretty skein of 50% Bamboo and 50% Wool on her Facebook page at a great price so I thought I would pick it up to knit something for my friend’s babe. I can almost feel the squishyness of the bamboo and wool combination already!

oh I love you my friend BAMBOO !!

oh I love you my friend BAMBOO !!

To go with this Kelly offered me another skein at a good price from her store to make the postage worth it. *snickers* it’s ALWAYS worth it for yarn 😉 so I chose this, I don’t know what I’ll do with it yet …..

Kelly Casanova prettiness

Kelly Casanova prettiness

Have you tried her yarn yet? you won’t be disappointed, believe me !!

 

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 🙂