Monday, November 13, 2006

2nd Hat and Mitten Set


I finished the 2nd hat and mitten set for The Soaring Eagles Project over the weekend, this is the same as the first set just slightly larger and a different colourway. I do hope they bring some joy to the little girls who will be receiving them. I will be sending them with a prayer that their Christmas will be a happy and bright one.


Another finished tea cosy, this one will be added to my growing list of items for sale in my etsy shop. This weekend the etsy site is getting a new look site and our shops will all be getting a makeover too so that is pretty exciting.

I am now working on more squares for Lightning Ridge KAL I am still getting slightly annoyed with all the purple that seems to be in just about every colour so far! I beleive there is some worker at Noro who has a fetish for purple and insists that it must be included in each ball, has anyone else found this to be the case? I am going to go and write a post about it over on the KAL website.


Last picture, but definately not least is some yummy hand dyed yarn made by one of my fellow knitting coven members, Katt isn't it just soooo pretty. The one on the left is 8ply self striping and will of course be made into Thuja socks have I ever mentioned how much I love that pattern? The pretty watermelon one is a 4ply sock yarn and will be made into Shazzas Socks eventually. Yes I do have a lot of sock yarn and definately, repeat definately do not need anymore! Oops I just remembered I ordered some Opal off Caroline, another member of the knitting coven who happens to be a supplier of Opal sock yarn, what hope have I got?

Till next time, happy knitting ;)

20 comments:

Michelle said...

We can never have too many yarns!! Haha!! I still remember I never have any stash when I started. However, erm...I shall not venture there now!! Hahaha ^_^

Belinda said...

After much procrastinating...I finally started my first sock using some opal. And the pattern...well of course it's the Shazza sock :-)

Thanks for making it available Sharon...I'm just onto the heel with no probs so far!! and don't talk about the stash I already have a sock one and I haven't finished my first one yet..shameful!!

2paw said...

Yes, Etsy is being upgraded as we speak!! The mittens and beanie look lovely!! There is a purple person, I know there is!!! My Noro Silk Garden had no purple, I was just lucky I think!!!

trek said...

Love the teapot cozy!

Shelley said...

Love the hat and mitten set - pretty colours. The tea cozy is cute too. I just LOVE those yarn colours in the hand dyed yarn - so pretty!

As for the purple turning up in that other yarn you were using - personally I'd have no problem with that...purple is my favourite colour!

Katt said...

Cant wait to see the wool knitted up! I would have kept that Boyson for myself to knit Thuja's but I just get no time..And I knew you wanted it! lol

The set are gorgeous. You did well with them.

You shop is really growing isnt it?

Katt

tiennie said...

Ooh, never say no to more yarn! Great knits Shaz!!

Ann said...

The lucky kids who will be receiving your knitted hat & mittens - that's really great of you! Love the socks yarn - how can you resist such grorgeous colors - of course you must have them!

Suzi said...

Etsy is offline, so apparetnly not made over yet! I will have to check back at a later time.

The hat and mitten set is lovely.

Diana said...

The hat and mitten set is soooo adorable. Love the colors.

Debby said...

You are knitting up a storm! Beautiful designs, very beautiful. I love that watermelon wool.

I feel about brown the way you feel about purple. It's not a good color on me, and I don't own anything with brown in it, and it's in every skein of yarn with more than one color. But I did see a skein of sock yarn with pink and brown that didn't look too bad, really. :)

AR said...

Whatever little girl gets those will surely love them. They're so cute!
Pretty, pretty handdyed, too.

Laura said...

Sweet hat and mittens, Sharon....where have you been, I haven't heard from you in quite awhile?

Anonymous said...

A girl can never have too much sock yarn!

Procrastiknitter said...

Loving the set (and so will the girl they are going to! I am sure of it) and the cozy is too cute!

I can't wait to see the socks sweetie! ((HUGS))

Juls said...

That cozy is just totally adorable!

Nora said...

I'm sure the recipient will absolutely love the hat and mittens set - good on you! x

BTW: Have you seen the tea cosy in the latest Jo Sharp book?

BlackCrow said...

Hi Shazz, where are those Granny Squares?

I've been lurking around your etsy store. Those socks are fantastic...very tempting in deed.
I have'nt finished one yet so I know the work thats gone into them.
Really like the beanies too, great colours!

Anniki said...

Hi :) I just found your blog and you have really fantastic hats! It`s so inspiring.

Knittinreed said...

Sweet hat and mittens! Your cozies and hats are terrific!!!!

Remember, sock yarn does not count as stash! So you are safe :-)

I hope you have recovered by now...