Frosty the Snowman/Sweater!
September 25, 2006
Not really a snow man!
Here as promised (I'm still jet-lagged but really want to show Frosty off) are the proper big photos of Frosty, my first pattern to be published in a REAL BOOK. !!
Firstly here's the book:
And here's the first version of the jumper:
And the second (not modelled by me as it's in a larger size - I'm going to give it to my mum and if we're lucky I might be able to persuade her to show it off!):
And here's the pattern page - that's MY name!
Now why not click here and have a proper look at it! I got the 2 sweaters back with my free copy of the book when I got back from my holiday. It's one of my favourite sweaters ever, it's amazingly light and I'm a stripe fan!
Next time: My holiday and the yarn purchases that came with it (clue - Artfibers!).
September 24, 2006
I'm back! I never got round to posting a "I'm going today and will be back on the 24th" post, because I was far too busy packing! I also forgot to close the comments, I just deleted about 40 spam comments all about ringtones and various kinds of filth! Thank you loads to everyone who left San Fransisco tips! They were very useful - I wish I'd got to go everywhere people recommended, but I certainly did a fair few things you guys said I should and enjoyed it a lot, so thanks :) I had a super holiday and will post more about it next time.
The other VERY IMPORTANT thing is that the secret projects that made this blog so hard to fill for a while earlier this year can now be revealed! I said they were for a book, and it's now been published. You can see it here! I got the book today when I get back from holiday and am very excited and happy to see my name and patterns in print! It seems more real than internet publications (although they are super exciting to see too). It's a very cool book and of course everyone should go buy it!
I knitted 2 sweaters in Kidsilk Haze for the book, which were 2 variations of a design called Frosty because it's a sheer and sparkly top. I will put together a proper post with big pics when I'm not so totally jet-lagged, but for now here's a wee preview:
Hooray! More on the holiday and book soon!
September 03, 2006
Sorry about that, I just kept procastinating and suddenly it's been ages. I've even actually been knitting and shopping, so there have been some things to show.
Firstly, I keep forgetting to say (it's only exciting to me probably!) but I'm going to San Francisco and around in only a few days! It's all come along very quickly, since we've been planning to go for a few months now. I've been before, but not since I was 18. Can anyone recommend any ace fabric/yarn/clothes shops I should visit (I have one day entirely to myself without Adam), and also any vegetarian restaurants and good bars? I rely on recommendations, and I would be super grateful if anyone had any!
OK onto the stuff I have actually been doing this last week or so. My Tapestry cardi is coming along very nicely, since the initial moron set back! I have now done: back, both fronts, one sleeve. So only one more sleeve and the edging to go! But the edging might need a little more thought and so take longer.
I also got the Perfect Buttons! I was looking for ages, because it's hard to find ones that match both the pinky and the grey parts of the yarn. In the end I found some that are big, dark, and have a brown-grey sheen that I think is perfect - I bloody love buttons!
Nice eh? Also here is proof I have done the fronts!
As well as the buttons I also bought hooks and eyes so if I can tear myself away from the Tapestry I can finish the Pinkster.
I guess I should get on with it all! Remember to leave San Francisco tips if you have a chance - thanks!