Saturday, January 12, 2008

Im Back!!

First up I would like to put this up as I forgot yesty!
I am participating in Pay it Forward again as I Heart Knitting put her pledge up and guess what I made the list!
“I will send a handmade gift to the first three people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week… but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.”
! Sounds like fun and open to lots of little gift ideas so we ll see how it goes!!!Leave a comment if interested and Ill email you so we can organise addresses etc!
Now I have done this before and there is a difference that I didnt notice til now,this one was any handmade gift while I Heart Knitting has indicated for a handknitted gift,this leaves it open for anything handmade so will suit time and resources as well! Besides I want try out the new machine.....

Now i found those photos I wanted to shareA So Called Scarf in handspun alpaca ,navajo plied and dyed with Mandies Dyes! Ive nearly finished it, knitted on 10mm needles says how thick it is and I feel should have been on maybe 12mm as its a bit stiff and not as drapey as Id like it,it ll be agift but not sure to whom,the ideal person will pop into my mind when Ive finished it! Mindless knitting that I pick up here and there.My Thanks go to whoever was trying this out recently as it gave me the brainwave after I found the alpaca hiding raw and natural in the linen cupboard.......Love to do some more of this on the wheel,I need to refine my navajo plying...
This one is those Entralac socks from IK Holiday Knits that Mandie was so kind to snap up for me before Chrissy,apparently its sold out according to IK site too, I was determined to learn how to do this pattern, guess what! It was so easy I dont know how the heck I didnt manage before,LOL Its stalled at moment as I have to finish the second bobbin so I can spin the polyester which I want to re enforce the heel and foot area,others have spun it all together but I thought Id do it this way,we ll see how it goes!!!!

Now this is a gorgeous gift brought back from New Zealand, the most softest alpaca ever,its like butter!!! And the pattern for gloves or mittens,must have been popular as Kym reckoned there was very little left to choose from and all the sock kits were gone too! thanks heaps for this,at last someone understands how to gift a knitter,LOL Of Course she totally spoilt me wih a heap of other bits and bobs but this was truely the highlight!
Well Im off to play with another project!!!!!!Pictures when its done!!!

1 comment:

  1. What lovely knitting! Your scarf looks fantastic. I have never tried entrelac - I should give it a go.

    Good luck getting more participants!