Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Beautiful Berlin Socks

Beautiful Berlin Socks
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
Finished my third pair of socks this year, and they're from the first ball of yarn I bought in Berlin.

Alas, they were meant to be mine but didn't fit (can't count) so my sister is getting them.

Next ones are MINE!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

A finished item!

slouchy hat
Originally uploaded by ropeadope_ie
At last another finished object! I knitted this hat for Nicky's birthday and finsihed it last week at the Armagh Planetarium. Its just over a ball and a bit of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and its really soft and scrummy. I want to replace ALL my stash with lovely scrummy yarn and not the stuff I have at the minute.

I'm managing to work though the stash for the 100 ball challenge only I've been giving the yarn away more so than knitting it, but somehow there'll be 100 balls gone. Maybe more!

I've put together a basket of projects to be knitted. Once they're all done I'll refill the basket etc etc until the yarn is all gone :) Alas, the basket idea will be stalled in June when Summer of Socks starts but maybe I'll have a fair few refills done by then!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Happy Birthday SnB!

Today is our SnB's 3rd birthday, and to celebrate we had a bit of a yarn swap. I managed to donate 17 balls to the party and came home with 5 which was a pretty good trade I reckon.

I got 3 balls of Freedom Spirit and 2 different colourways of Wendys Pampas which I think would make a nice striped scarf. I don't know what to do with the Spirit yet but I'm sure I'll come up with something.

So donating the 17 balls brings the gifted/donated total to 46 and alas the knitted ball total only stands at 6. i'm working on a few balls at the minute so hopefully that will increase or else the 100 ball challenge will be all gifted balls, lol.