Friday, February 03, 2006

Mini yarn porn and a hat

I'm so tired! I went to Cambridge today with the school to attend higer education day. We actually spent 6 hours in the car and ony 2 hours in Cambridge!
But here's the exciting part, I'm going to British Museum in London tomorrow! I can hardly wait. Museum trip is always exciting to me, and I love going to London.
Anyway, remember from last post I said that I ordered some yarn to "console" myself for not celebrating CNY? Well, they're here on Tuesday, all the loveliness of yummy yarns. More than sufficient to make me happy, though I can always use some more ;p

That's a whole pack of Rowan Cork, which I've "heard" is lovely to knit with. Then 3 skeins of discountinued shade of the lovely Noro Kureyon, and 8 skeins of the ever so famous Rowan Calmer(5 in teal and 3 in red). And finally these


2 lovely, lovely skeins of Louisa Harding Kimono Angora. I'm so in love with this yarn, and will definitely buy more, and more, and more. It's so colourful, so soft and squishy, simply wonderful. I'm currently searching for the perfect scarf pattern for it. I considered Misty Garden from Scarf Style, but unfortunately *smack in the forehead* I left the book at home. And pattern ideas?

I've been kinda busy lately, and will be for the next few months. I'm ashamed of myself to admit that no knitting has been done for the past few days except for the few rows of Orangina knitted in the coach today. But I did finish this last week


A Hat (Can't think of a more interesting name)
Pattern : My own
Yarn : Leftovers from Hayden Hat
What do you think? ;) It's great that I could actually knit 2 hats from 3 skeins of yarn, and still have leftovers. Anyway, do you notice I'm getting fatter? Ick.

Talking about future cast-on, I promise everyone of you, and most importantly, myself, that I will knit more. I'm just being lazy here, with all the homeworks and projects lying around, and my freezing hand too lazy to do anything else than surf the net.
Fret not though, I've already been eyeing Odessa, and even joined the knitalong.
And for bigger project, I just purchased the pattern for Eunny's amazing argyle vest.
Great isn't it? First beading and first colourwork projects.
Now for the yarn...I'm going to get Rowan Cashsoft DK for Odessa, and since the vest requires DK yarn too, why not use the same amazing yarn? Now to choose the colours...
I have to share with you this, Tracy left a comment about where I can find yarn here in Brighton and nearby. It's great! I never realise that they sell yarns in the fabric store. So I'm definitely going to check the store out this weekend. Thanks a lot, Tracy!!*hug*
I'm sure I'll "manage" to buy something from them ;)

Anyway, there'll be a Creative Stitches & Hobby Crafts exhibition here in Brighton next weekend. I'm so excited, and you can be sure that I'm going there, and I promise to share with you! All I have to worry about is the HUGE hole in my pocket that I'm going to leave. So I shall consider it "consolation" for being alone in my 19th Valentine's Day. Who need guys when I can have all the lovely yarns anyway?

6 comments:

Isela said...

The yarn porn--awww--Soooo nice, I must get some Rowan Calmer.

Welcome to the Odessa KAL :)

tanti said...

nice to see you again ;)
been a lurker for few weeks too. and gong xi fat choi to you too!!
that's a very nice yarn..louise harding!!:)
hope you have fun in the exhibition.

btw, it's cute chair!

erin said...

So many lovely yarns. Hope you'll find the time to start your projects. Hope you had a good trip to the British museum. I used to live near the museum and went whenever I had the time.

Mimi said...

All the yarn is so nice, i am sure they can make you happier! The museum trip sounds great, hope you had a very good time.

joy said...

I think it's pretty amazing you have time to knit with a hectic school schedule! Love all your new yarn, especially the angora. :) Have fun on your museum trip!

Yvonne said...

You're going to love working with the Rowan Cork!! I am making a sweater, knit-down from the neck, for my son with it. My only complaints is that there are knots in the middle of the skein sometimes. But otherwise -- it's gorgeous!!! Happy knitting!