Saturday, 13 June 2009
Isn't it gorgeous? I couldn't resist these lovely colours. Teresa is a lovely multicoloured pure wool aran yarn while Opal and Grevillea are both 80% wool/20% nylon sock yarn. And it's all for me. These are handdyed by Calana Crafts who is one of the Woolywags Knitting Group who hosted the WWKIP Day event in Harris. We had a brilliant time and can't wait to get together with the group again. I am off to browse her ebay shop now :O)
Although neither of them read my blog I wanted to recognise the efforts of my Mother in Law and Sister on this most auspicious day. Mother in Law is picking up Little One early this morning and taking him all day for as long as I need and Sister is taking Eldest Child camping with her family overnight from this morning. Neither is a small undertaking and I am most grateful as He Who Pays chose the most important day in a knitters calender to go to the mainland despite knowing about it for months in advance. Issues, who has issues?? ;o)
Friday, 12 June 2009
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
He's crocheted in an acrylic DK weight yarn and the picture doesn't really do his colours justice. He's a pretty funky purple/pink/green combo and i've already had to rescue him twice from the kids as they keep trying to steal him. But I think that's me for the week on the amigurumi front. I really need to work on some other projects.
In other knitting news I received a very exciting email from Knit Today magazine today to say that the Stornoway Knit N Natter will be featured as the knitting club of the month in an upcoming issue and we've won two books for it. Very excited about that.
And even more exciting is that Stamps the Knitted Hedgehog is coming to visit. Stamps is a hedgehog postman knitted by Geraldine in Ireland and he's on a round the world trip. You can see his itinery and follow his travels at his blog Stampses Travels. We're hoping he visits when the weather is good as we have great plans for trips to the Callanish Stones, Carloway Broch, Harris Tweed Mill and of course our fabulous beaches up here :o)
Sunday, 7 June 2009
He was dead quick to make, only 12 hours really as I started him last night and did a couple of hours today to finish him. But I think it shows really. I am not entirely happy with him but He Who Pays seems to think I should take him to WWKIP day anyway. What do you think?