Wednesday, 30 November 2011

That's Much Better

No need to wear that shower cap of a hat from my previous post any longer! Woohoo!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fountain Hat

Sometimes I end up making things that I dislike and that don't suit me.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Win!

Something that has become very popular in the German RAK group is the raffle. Whenever someone has something to give away and they want to give as many of us a chance as possible, they can do a raffle.

The Raveler kabine was giving away some items from the yarn stash and I won her merino lace yarn in purple. It is lovely! Nice and soft and it's a huge cake of yarn! No idea what I will make from it yet, but it will definitely end up as a shawl of some kind, I'm sure.

Trying Ebay

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I do like the times Ebay (UK, that is) allows you to list items for no fee. Last week I tried to sell a set of cake stitchmarkers I made ages ago, but I set the price quite high and wasn't surprised that nobody bought them. This weekend I am giving it another go and have relisted the cake set, the ninja set, a cute sheep set, and a maritime set complete with mermaid, crab, sea shell and starfish. I hope some of them do sell, particularly since the are available for up to less than half price. Tempted, anyone?

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Shroom

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A quick knit that will be the perfect Christmas present for a very good friend. I used Rowan Drift (again) in green and I love the subtle colour changes in it. The main image shows the colour best. I want to have a hat just like it now! In fact, I have cast on some Fyberspates Scrumptious Chunky to make a grey version for myself now. Let's see how that turns out.

Pattern: Shroom (Knitty.com)
Needle size: 10mm
Yarn: Rowan Drift
Size: small

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Margaret Atwood Knits


One of my favourite poets (though I seldom like her novels).


Taken from the National Post:
Ms. Atwood's stitched contribution to the upcoming exhibit at a London gallery will be displayed alongside scores of paintings, sculptures and other depictions of vanished bird species - including the dodo, passenger pigeon and Hawaiian crow - by prominent artists, musicians, writers and other celebrities.