Thursday, October 05, 2006

Look what came in the Post!

Crafty Drama Queen has been very busy and sent a prize to celebrate her 50th post on her blog - Thank you very much! Inside was a ball of Gladrags, some vintage buttons, a seaweed soap and a lovely hand-made pouch and stitch-marker - and all in various shades of Blue! Thank you for such a kind and generous gift! And she sent a lovely knitting notelet with the gift as well, wish I knew where she found those!

Now on to my knitting creations. My lovely little Emily has a thing about emptying the contents of my handbag all over the place. So I decided that she could do with her own little bag to play with. So this was created:

The handles are bangles and it's some DK weight yarn knitted with some Eyelash yarn that was in the stash pile. It's not really much of a stashbuster but it is really cute. It's just about big enough for a few of Emily's essentials - a dummy and a small toy person and that's that! And DH says that it's the cutest and best thing I've knitted so far, definitely his favorite! Not that he wants one for himself he adds!

I'd like to introduce you to my new model - Hattie. Rescued from the bin at work I think she must have been fighting because she has a broken nose but she sits patiently to model my hats. This latest one is knitted in Colinette 'Point 5' (I've no idea what colourway it is) and the pattern is from their 'Artyfacts' book.

I'm really quite pleased with it. It was a super quick knit on 12mm needles and took less than a day to knit up and it left me with exactly half a ball so I can make another one. Which is good as I think it may have ended up in my pile rather than the Christmas present pile!

Now on to the saga of the Giotto top. Since I last posted I've found another pattern that only needs 3 hanks to knit it up with. This is it:

It's from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer '06 and is another really quick knit on 9mm needles and is in the exact same colourway as I have. I'm a bit worried though as so far it's looking really small and I've rather a lot of yarn left over with just the sleeves to knit up. I think I may frog it and knit it up in the next size after all the model in the photo doesn't have quite as much in front as I do!

I've also finally started Ella. I've had the yarn for ages now but I've been putting off starting it in case I made an enormous mess of my lovely yarn. But so far so good. I think I'm getting the hand of the pattern and it's growing well. I can definitely seen myself getting addicted to knitting this!


Mick said...

I love the bag and colinette hat. I'm sure my daughter will be after my handbags shortly. I'm going to the colinette millshop in a couple of weeks and am hoping to stock up on yarn for christmas presents :)

Artis-Anne said...

Oh the bag is cute ;you'll have to make a Mummy version and maybe a Nain version ;-)
Now HOW come you can post photies with blogger today and not me grrrrrrrr

Kendra said...

The bag is very cute! I can't wait to see Ella - I love that pattern.

EGJ said...

The bag is just great - love the colour changes of the eyelash yarn. It reminds me of the pixie tails of Lady Lovelylocks that I used to watch all the time as a child (and oh how I wanted pixies of my own - *blush* such an eighties child...).

acrylik said...

The bag is so cute!

The hat is lovely and the colours are great. What a lovely parcel you received from CraftyDramaQueen :)

angie cox said...

I love your bag ..I've got some of that yarn in my stash .Thanks for your comment.I'll add you to my list.