Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Oh happy days

First something that made me go SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!

My valentine's day pressie arrived a few weeks ago from my significant other (SO) in this lovely box:

He does have the knack for picking up pretty pretty boxes.

Inquisitive and damnably hard to surprise by nature, it was all I could to stop myself from badgering him with a deluge of questions.

Excuse the abstract and in-your-face shot, my itchy fingers were tingling to get to what was inside.

The reveal~

14.7 mega pixels of gorgeous! I've been lusting after this ever since Canon came out with this model, in this limited colour too. Isn't he the BEST?

Now you know why there have been pictures.

Ah but it didn't end there.

Every knitter's joy, a man who knows what she wants -->

SO didn't even know the name of a single knitting magazine but boy did he hit the jackpot. He picked these out himself.

Can you just picture the delirium yours truly was in? I think - nay I guess, that the rest of the day did pass by in haze of flashes, patterns and squeals.

Let's catch up on some FOs the shall we?

Argosy Scarf

Yarn: Knit picks Felici - Hummingbird
Skeins: 1
Needles: 3.5 mm straights
Blocked Length: 60" x 4"

Interesting to knit, lovely to wear.

Slouchy Hat

Yarn: Cashmira Acrylic - White
Skeins: 1.5
Needle: 5 mm hook

The little puffs are super cute but I'd add a little more slouch the next time round.


Yarn: Lily's Sugar 'n Cream
Skeins: 0.4
Needles: 4 mm

Fastest FO ever. Already in use at the kitchen sink.

That's all for today. I hope y'all have a great week.

Happy Knitting! I know I am.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Modified Hew

A completed photo of something I started working on a long long time ago. Perhaps the speckled yarn was not the best to use, to show off the gartered rib but I like the randomness all the same.

Modified Hew

Pattern: Hew
Size: 36" Bust
Yarn: Spotlight Acrylic
Skeins: 1.4
Needle Size: 4 mm
1. Joined at the neckline (front center) to make it a pullover shrug instead of a wrap around.
2. 2 x 2 ribbing as a hem all over except for the garter rib.

Modified Hew

This is perfect to wear out here, what with indecisive weather. I don't think it needs any blocking eh?

More FOs on the way =)