Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Summer Knitting

Wow its been a bit and Ive got a couple of things to update on! :) I think it was the 19th of April I started the Yosemite pattern from knitty and I finished it this afternoon. Well I actually thought I finished it yesterday until I tried it on and my sweetie pointed out that it was SLIGHTLY to short so I added 3 extra repeats on the bottom.
Oh what you want to see it? okay I suppose you can!! :D
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I tore apart a sweater that I made ages ago thats been to big for me. Its 100% cotton from Sirdar and I made the smallest size that the pattern was wrote for. Now mind you that should have been far to small on me but for some reason I got huge gauge! Hey, Im not moaning! :) I love the look of this new shirt and its perfect for spring/summer wear since its cotton!

Not only did I finish that but a while ago AMY had a contest on her blog to spot what was wrong with her grad annoucments. I guessed correctly and won some choccies. Well thats what I thought it was but when the package arrived there was MUCH more in it then a couple of chocolates. THANK YOU AGAIN!!! There were two LOVELY skeins of yarn and loads of koolaid! WOO HOO!!! And of course my choccies.. wanna see? good I took a pic!
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The yarn is Magallanes 100% wool Hand dyed by Araucania Yarns Chile.
Its BEAUTIFUL looking and VERY soft to pet. I dont know what Im going to make just yet Im trying to decide if I should make a scarf or a yolked sweater with it. Ive yet to decide Ill pet it for a while longer before committing myself. :) Like I said.. Its soft... And the colours are really lovely slightly darker then pictured above *silly flash!*

Over the weekend my wonderful sweetie was REALLY sweet and surpised me by buying me some yarn off of ebay. I got on to have a look if there was anything that I might want to buy and checked out what he was watching and seen some yarn in there I went "oh did you put that in for me to look at?" Not realising hed already bought it and umm yeah he did!! :D AWWWW He goes "NO! If you werent so nosey it was supposed to be a surprise for you, decided I keep buying things it was time something was bought for you as well." I couldnt stop smiling! HES SO SWEET!!!! See heres the thing I buy things for myself and he buys things for himself when I buy for myself I always try and get something for him as well now he doesnt usually go out buying things for himself so theres never really much reason for him to buy for me as well but the last couple of weekends hes been spending time on ebay *yes we are ebay and amazon aholics and dont try to stop us we dont need help yet! hehe* and because of that had the chance to buy me something.
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I wouldnt have bought it for myself. Debbie Bliss is expensive and I normally dont go flicking around for long I get bored and go away but he got it for me its 80% cotton and 20% angora it feels SOOOO good! Turned up this morning. :) Its a really lovely purple as you can see. Im turning it into Oblique again from knitty. I still think hes lovely and wonderful and amazing! And he buys me yarn now and makes sure its purple! WOO HOO!!! I couldnt stop smilling when he told me he actually bought it and so he says "its not a love story its only a bag of yarn" See he doesnt even understand what that little bag of yarn can do to a knitters heart. *sigh* Im more in love with him everyday!

Okay there Ive updated you know whats been going on Im off to do the dishes and then sort out oblique to be printed out and Im casting on!

3 comments:

ahufford said...

You are lucky to have such a sweet boy!

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

Isn't he just the best, and he doesn't even realise just how wonderful he is; that's almost the best part of it. Well done you on finding him!

hookedonstring said...

Love(1). Yummy purple Bliss.