Sunday, July 19, 2009


So here she is...Emma! All knitted up and felted. Currently stuffed and drying before I start to use her. LOVE it! It was so easy to knit and very fast as it uses chunky weight yarn doubled. I felted the bag a little before attaching the straps as I didn't want the cables to disappear. Then, after I attached the straps, I felted the whole bag and...voila! I'm thinking of knitting another bag as a gift, but doing strips for the pattern instead of the swirls. Some knitters in the KAL did it with stipes and I like the way it looks. So, now that I'm finished this bag, I can finally start finishing my other projects that have been on the needles since February!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy birthday to me!

I was pretty bummed today as I found out that my Wollmeise yarn order from The Loopy Ewe didn't go through. My guess is that they all jumped out of my basket when the payment was taking forever to go through. I guess I'm going to have to stalk like everyone else tomorrow night. Hopefully I'll be able to get some from the actual website.

But, on the up side of my birthday, there's a package at the post office for me from yesterday, which my guess is the Rockin' Sock Club package. I'll go pick that up later. I also got these in the mail today (oh...and WARNING! just to warn you if you are part of The Six Kingdoms Yarn Club or the She-Knits mystery bag KAL):

This all came today from KnitPicks. I got a wooden swift (DH is happy about this since he has been my human swift), a couple of their lace samplers in shades of purple, and books, books, books. Finally got Elizabeth Zimmerman books that everyone's talked about. Also got a handspinning book as I'm learning to spin on a drop spindle (pictures to come), a book on dyeing yarn, a Mason-Dixon book, an Amirigumi book, and the Best of Interweave book. Lots to go through.

Also got this, too, in the mail today. It's the second project from The Six Kingdoms Yarn Club by The Unique Sheep. This one is inspired by Eubacteria. It's a Lacey Charmed Nacklace and Bracelet. I'm not sure if I'm going to knit this one up, so I might use the yarn for something else. Not sure what right now.

To compensate for the Wollmeise at TLE, I bought some, okay...lots, from ClaireR yesterday. She's a very good stalker and very generous to sell me some of her stash. Mmmmmmm....Wollmeise....

And last buy not least, here is clue #4 for my She-Knits mystery bag KAL. We made pockets on both sides above the patterned part. I also made a couple of pockets on the inside. One little one for my cellphone and a bigger one for little things, ie. chapstick, handcream... Got clue #5, our last clue, yesterday and still working on it today. We're making the straps for the bag and then we felt the whole bag once we're done. I'm really excited to finish as I really like the look of this bag. Hopefully for the next post, I'll have pictures of the final product.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Caution Ahead!

There are pictures of beautiful yarn and a mystery bag.

Bought some yumminess today at The Knitting Room. These here are Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball. I just love the colours. Soooo beautiful. When knit up, it has long colour repeats and the colours fade into each other. Get them while the store has them. They're practically running out the door. Ran into ClaireR at the store and she was there picking up the same thing.

Here is the mystery bag after finishing clue #3. Loving the bag so far. Can't believe how fast this knits up. I guess with bulky yarn doubled, anything knits up quick. The bag looks good even when it's not felted. It will be interesting to see how it looks once its felted. Clue #4 comes out today. Can't wait!
Oh, and as for the long strands of the blue on the wrong side, I just used those lockable stitch markers to hold the stitches and tinked out the blue yarn. Then I threaded the blue yarn back into those held stitches and wrapped it around the strands on the wrong side as I went. Don't know if that makes any sense, but it worked out!