Sunday, December 16, 2007

Naughty Blogger

It's been a while since I have blogged. Guess I've been caught in the pre-Christmas frenzy.

Anyway knitting news - well I got a lovely gift in the Santa Swap from the UK Swap. I got two yummy balls of Zara Plus merino wool which I am making fingerless gloves with. This is really exciting for me as it is my first time cabling - which has been going really well. So far I would give myself a 9 out of 10 for effort and a 7 out of 10 for results - as I sort of missed a bit out and there is no way I am frogging back. I just need to bind off and finish the thumb, then I can start on the second one. The pattern I am doing is the lovely Fetching gloves.

In other news I was in Harrogate in November - staying with my mum and dad - and meeting up with some friends at the show there. I took Orla along which meant I wasn't able to do as much foraging as I wanted to but still came away with some lovely dyed silk from Hipknits and a couple of other bits and pieces.

My to-do list on ravelry has lengthened and I am thoroughly enjoying knitting at the moment - but have precious little time to do it. I am also doing some voluntary editing on Ravely which I adore.

That's all for now folks...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Jenners Sale

Oh the evil Jenners Sale.

50% of everything!! It would have been rude not to have gone...

So enough of that - stash talk - what did I get? Just adding it into Ravelry and it is a little scary..

I bought
  • 12 skeins of lilac Rowan Summer Tweed
  • 2 red balls of Rowan Cotton Rope
  • 4 balls of Rowan 4 ply cotton
  • 18 balls of Rowan Bamboo Soft (3 each of 6 colours in deep pink, purples and blues)
  • 4 balls of lilac/purple Jaeger Merino Soft
  • 1 pair of bamboo knitting needles
  • A snap press thing
  • Lucinda Guy's 'And So To Bed'
Phew - quite a haul...

The Summer Tweed will make a jumper/cardi for me. The cotton rope and 4-ply cotton are to make iggle piggle for Orla. The bamboo soft is to to make a Mason-Dixon log cabin afghan. The Jaeger wool is just because...

Fun was had..

Oh and the book is fantastic - lots of bedtime things to knit. I'm planning on an Otto Owl for the kids, amongst other things.

Monday, October 29, 2007

What kind of needles are you?

Spotted on Leah's Blog.

What kind of knitting needles are you?

You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You love the craft and beauty of traditional things, and you value the comfort and experience of knitting as much as the results. But while you are reveling in your warm cozies, don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is the whole wide world!
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Ravelry #2

Well the moving has been done and it was not fun but we're in the new house at last.

More excitingly though I finally got my Ravelry invite and can't bear to leave it alone - I want to get all my stash, thought and ideas up. It's such a great site and I am loving exploring it.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Funky hat

I came across this gorgeous hat while trawling blogs the other day. Isn't it fab? I've bought some yarn for it and will be making it for this autumn for a couple of people. Fun huh?

Here's the pattern if anyone else wants to give it a go.

A project for the caravan me thinks - I like easy patterns.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Mystery Stole

I have signed up to knit a mystery stole. This is my first venture into lace knitting so wish me luck!

My first big decision is which colour? The instructions say:
"The colors I recommend for this stole are solid, earthy, non-vibrant, non-variegated, non-fuzzy. ... This stole design and theme are best suited for black, white, pink, grey, green, etc. as long as it is not a primary, bright vibrant color. The only exception to this is if you were able to use a silver or gold yarn of some kind. Regardless, be sure to pick something you like and I’m sure the stole will be beautiful."

So - I have found a supplier of a suitable yarn but now need to choose my colour... Here are some pics - please let me know what you think.









(All images taken from The Woolly Workshop )

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Organising those needles

Now I have a fine stash of needles I need to sort the little tinkers out. So I was surfing the other night - a regular pastime - and came across the perfect thing. Isn't this just the perfect way to store circular needles?? And the patterns that they come on are gorgeous.. Go and have a look.

So when I can afford it do I go for a full matching set or do I get a clash of patterns?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Welcome to Knittianicus

I've never liked my blog name - so asked for some help with a name and the wonderful Tracy suggested Knittianicus to go with my commonly used user name and blog Pollianicus

So thanks Tracy - you rock.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Knit Stash

Originally uploaded by Pollianicus
I had all my stash out - was trying to sort out what I have and what projects I have in mind for them.

I was feeding Orla...

The house was quiet...

... and Ruaridh took the label off *every* ball of wool.

Oh. My. Goodness.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


I cannot wait for Ravelry to be set up. It looks like it rocks. A place to store notes on projects, current, future and ongoing. Pictures of yarn galore and lots of information. The catch? It's too popular... so my status at the moment is:

  • You signed up on July 14, 2007

  • You are #16409 on the list.

  • 10053 people are ahead of you in line.

  • 2861 people are behind you in line.

  • 31% of the list has been invited so far

This site looks like it is a victim of its own success before it has even launched. *grin*

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Busy busy

I have a whole load of wool bought from a couple of places including HipKnits and from my holiday in Brittany.

I also have delved into the realm of hand spinning and have bought some roving and a drop spindle from Shunklies on Etsy.

When I get a moment I will take some photos of my stash as I need to work out what is going to be used for what.

You never know I may actually finish a project too...

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Green Sock

We went to Penrith and back today and DH did all the driving - so I got plenty of time for knitting. I took along my green wool that started my sock obsession off (it's been frogged a number of times) and it is coming along really well. By golly, I think I've got it!

Nice to get some uninterrupted knitting time.

Also managed to read a bit about log-cabin blanket knitting and think that will soon be on my to-do list - just need to decide on wool for it - hoping Rosie will come up trumps and have something yummy I can use.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Beginning

In the beginning there was wool and there were needles... and it all went downhill from there...

I thought I should separate the knitting from the personal blog to make it easier for people to pick which part of my life they wish to nose around in. So welcome to my knitting blog.

Here I will talk about current projects, stash findings, pattern attempts. Join me as I go through the pains of knitting...