Tuesday, October 18, 2005


So, now that I can actually get some photos online, here is the finished Tempting (hoorah!)

I can't believe how big the pattern is, I did a size smaller than I usually wear and went down several needle sizes for the top and it still slips about like crazy. It looks navy but it's really a teal blue.

And then this is all my lovely yarn from the knitting and stitching show :D Very sorry if you don't have broadband, far too many photos for one post.

Mystery cheapo £1 a ball stuff, no idea what I'm gonna do with this, the white stuff is really odd, feels almost like raffia.

Lovely neutral coloured yarn for a scarf for my brother.

Bargain grey Jaeger merino wool, probably for a jacket of some kind.

'Black Watch' lambswool from Touchyarns New Zealand, which doesn't photograph very well but has bits of dark green and blue throughout it. Ooh, gorgeous.

More lambswool from Touchyarns, this one's for Rapunzel and did look a lot prettier before I balled it up, but is knitting up perfect all the same. I started knitting on the train up to Norwich to see my boyfriend at the weekend and managed to make a grand total of 5 false starts. I think I may have underestimated how long it would take me to get used to knitting from a chart. Thankfully it clicked into place on the way back and I'm now a few inches in and totally in love.

And finally, my second package from my secret pal, all with an underwater theme. Except for maybe the sweets.

So, there is: 2 pages of fishy cartoon stickers, for sticking on windows I think...please correct me if I'm wrong before I go and wreck my glass, 2 pages of metallic fish stickers - I'm vaguely thinking about holding a underwater themed party to raise money for the conservation project in Mexico so they'd be good for the invites, if I don't do that (knowing me, I won't), I'll save them for a photo album when I get back, - a candy necklace which I'm eating as I type (in the proper fashion of course, whilst wearing it), and a tropical fish inpired ball of sock yarn, which is most likely to turn into a pair of gloves, so I can show it off without removing my shoes!

Right, I'm now off to knit some more of Rapunzel in front of the telly.


RoxyKnits said...

Tempting looks lovely on you and does look teal - well on my mac anyway.

You did well at AP I'm glad to see. Love the Opal sock yarn from your SP. Still not quite sure how I managed to pick the sock yarn I did - I was wearing reaction lenses though - perhaps that was it?

Daisy said...

Wow. YUMMY yarn. Tempting looks fantastic too!

Anonymous said...

Yep those are DIY window stickers... glass pens work well.

Glad they'll help with the fundraising. i wanted to get you pink shrimps, but our local shop didn't have any. So I went for the classic candy necklace instead.

Jess said...

Nice haul! And a lovely sp package... that Opal yarn is v. pretty.

Kate said...

Nice haul from Ally Pally. That's definitely a teal Tempting there. Glad you like my blue Regia - it's going to be socks for 'im indoors.

Becky said...

Oh Tempting is just gorgeous and you look lovely in her - very sophisticated.

Nice stash enhancement at Ally Pally - I wish I'd gone now !

Anonymous said...

so how is rapunzel looking? Come on show us a picture...

your SP

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed a lot! » »

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