My mom and I have this thing.. we used to share our shoes and make up.. and hair products and everything and now that we both picked up knitting (again) we share yarn… we also swap yarn.. 😛
A few post back gave Rowan Tapestry a go, only to find out it wasn’t really working for me, so I gave them to my mom. My mom knit a very cute cardigan and then ran out of yarn.. lol. But since the yarn was on a sale and now it’s sold out she’s probably going to finish the cardi with some black or something. Anyway, the thing is that when I give her yarn she gives me some yarn in return and last week she gave me this (for me huge) stash fo two different types of pretty pretty yarn.
I still have no idea what to do with it yet but I’m very happy because both yarns are very nice and soft. The timing might not be spectacular but I might be able to think of something suitable for the Dutch summers.
Anyway, here’s a little update on the projects:
It’s been a while since I last mentioned the Print O’ the Wave stole but I’ve been working on it on and off and there’s a little (but very encouraging) progress to show. I’ve managed to do 10 repeats of the pattern and can almost start on the second part. I love the pattern but I must say it get’s a bit boring and repetitive after a while. Also the yarn is so thin I find myself concentrating so hard I actually get a headache :S..
And now back to Onerva. I really love this pattern. It’s such a simple knit once you get past the first repeat, it’s actually very soothing. I love working on this so much I actually told my mom I want to knit one for her too 😀 And yea she was very happy because she likes the pattern too 🙂
I’ve been working on this one as often as I could because of the pattern and the fact that you don’t really have to think. You can read the lace and knit without constantly having to check the chart (I usually have to check the chart because I’m affraid I’ll make some mistakes I can’t fix).
The thing with Onerva is that once I started I planned to make it with three balls of Drops Fabel and I thought It would get very big, but it’s actually not that big and now I’m worried it might be too small!
I’m almost through the second ball :O Onerva eats yarn…. 😐 😀 I think I’ll just finish the third ball as well and then decide if i should go for more or not.. stupid as it may be, I forgot to check if fabel grows during blocking or no, so I’m in for a surprize 😐
Last week a friend of my moms came over from Iran and she brought me the cutest gift! She knitted me a purse! I really like it and I think I’ll used it for my knitting transport 😀 Her sister was actually the reason I started knitting again so I need to think of a good way to thank them both 🙂
I know.. I know.. this post is very weird.. It’s filled with all sorts of different topics and things and I know I said I wasn’t going to do this anymore but you know.. sometimes I just can’t help myself.. 😀 bulk post FTW 🙂 So in order to make it all complete I have an announcement!
The university topic has been removed from this blog because I felt it didn’t belong here. This is a creative blog and it should be filled with creative HOBBIES and non-uni/work related things. So I removed the post and I will not be making any work/uni related posts in this blog again.
There’s something new tho! My parents have a huge pile of home video footage from when I was about ten y/o and my brother was a newborn. This stuff is 15 years old and we were affraid it might effect the quality and we might lose these memories. So I’m working on digitalizing the footage and making some nice dvd material 😀 If I find something very funny I might post it on my blog and all of you can see my UBER geekiness as a 10 year old (LOL).
yea and another reason for this is: they don’t sell DV tapes anymore…….. only miniDV.. so yea.. thank you technology… 😛