Thursday, March 23, 2006
Stitch Marker Swap
I recently participated in a stitch marker swap over at KNITTERS REVIEW FORUMS where we each sent stitch markers to two people. These are what I received from JULIA and EVELYN, aren't they just beautiful. They will look just lovely on my needles, thankyou, you are both very talented people. Also a huge big thanks to LAINE for going to all the trouble of organising this it was a lot of fun.
I have a cold at the moment which as usual has gone to my chest and is making me feel very miserable, to add to this our weather is so cold in the mornings it makes you feel ten times worse. But I have found a great pick me up that works a treat, I ordered some lovely wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, my favourite woollen mill here in Australia. I have ordered some for KATT too as it is postage free when your order is over $25.00. I ordered 1kg each of green tweed, midnight tweed and russet all in 12ply from their Rustic range and for KATT some cream baby wool, which is no doubt destined to become a lovely kool-aid coloured creation. I am going to be making the Cabled Shrug from Interweave Knits fall 2005 issue in one of them, whichever one grabs me the most when they arrive but I am leaning towards the russet as it is a deep rich rust colour, beautiful. There was a lot of discussion over at KR about this shrug, some loved it some hated it, I personally love it. It is a lot bigger and baggier than the traditional shrugs which really lets be honest look a lot nicer on size 10 small busted women, and as I definately do not fall into that category, I think this one will suit my 'bazookas' better ;) I will post pics of the yarn as soon as it arrives and maybe you can help me decide which colour, till then happy knitting.