Wednesday 7 October 2009

Swallowed by a black hole

I know, I know, I've been lacking in the blogging. I just don't know where the time has gone.
I think maybe I was swallowed by a black hole and was only spat out this evening.

It reminds me of the excuses I would give to teachers for not having my homework done: "But teacher, I DID do that 6 page essay on the merits of Othellos realtionship with Desdemona, and it was fabulous, but then my rabbit must have been hungry, because next thing? It was shredded on the floor."
I haven't been neglecting my knitting however, here you go, an FO:

Pattern: Baby Aran Cardigan from an ancient Wendy pattern
Yarn: Sirdar Bonus Aran
Needles: 3.75mm and 4.5mm KnitPicks Options
(I know the picture is crappy, but it's dark here people)
A grand and handy knit, it must be said. Just too much seaming for my liking. I do like the bobbles, though I'm unsure about them for a baby garment. I think the temptation for a baby to suck on them would be quite high? Still, the one thing my friend asked for was an aran for the impending arrival. I think this fits the bill.
I also think this is my baby knitting obligations fulfilled.
I love the buttons too, I got them last Saturday on sale in a store, I think €1.10 for 4? They suit it great I think.
It's a shame that I mis-calculated the button spacing and left too large a gap in the middle. Still, overall I'm pretty happy with it.
I've also made another one of the Petal bibs, in the yummy yellow Rowan cotton that Tara sent me, but I accidentally deleted it from the camera. DUH. I'll post a pic next time, I promise!
My next piece of knittyness is the Noro Striped Scarf:
I've been dying to make this for ages, and we're in the middle of a cold snap at the moment (3C this morning, scraping ice off the car windscreen ugh) so what better time?
I'm not using Noro, but King Cole Mirage (a budget friendly alternative).
I thought when I bought the balls that the colours would go very well together, but upon knitting I think it's a bit masculine and insipid. Maybe I can lie to hubby and pretend there's no wool in it and see if he'll wear it?
Still, it's mindless easy peasy knitting so I'm good with that for the moment.
Only 2 weeks until my Sunshine State excursion! I'm so excited you'd swear it was my first time. I think making the afghan has increased the excitement level by a few notches.(Plus the promise of some sunshine!)
I'm still torn about my airplane project, although I think I'm decided upon the yarn. I think I'm going to spoil myself on the plane and knit with one of my Wollmeise skeins. Which one and what pattern? God knows so far. Some work is required I think.
Speaking of work, I need to get my internet orders from KnitPicks and Webs sorted too. Methinks some KnitPicks City Tweed is called for, but apart from that? Who knows. Anyone have any yarn faves from these two retailers? And from any others, as I will be visiting 3 LYS while I'm there too!
Have a good week!


knitting it up said...


am also knitting something with a million bobbles and

always leave bad gaps between button holes!

So jealous of your hols. Enjoy the build up to them!

del said...

What an adorable little cardi. I don't know about mouthing the little bobbles...I'm sure there's a baby out there who would!

Tara said...

Oooh, KP City Tweed has been on my want list for a while. Glad you got to knit with that yellow yarn!