Monday, June 23, 2008

Helena and some mittens

Just a quick post....

Fell in love with this pattern immediately...

So did a lot of others on Woolaholics, so they're organising a KAL for July. Since my knitting time is so limited these days I thought I'd get a head start so I could keep up. I'm nearly finished!!

The pattern is lovely and easy (although there has been a bit of "unknitting" throughout the lace part) and the yarn is just beautiful. It's EcoBamboo from The Yarn Cafe and it's lovely and silky. Really nice to knit with. I haven't been able to put it down! Unfortunately I'm out of yarn now and waiting for some more to arrive. Glad I got so far with it when I did though, since my calculations based on the pattern suggested I'd need three balls of the EcoBamboo, but it looks like I won't even use two full balls.

While I'm waiting for the yarn to arrive (along with some others that slipped into my cart during TYC opening sale on Thursday night!) I cast on some mittens for M. The boys like to go for walks at night with DH and it's been getting quite chilly here lately. I let M pick the yarn he wanted and he chose the green Treliske I had sitting around not knowing what to do with. Perfect! Lovely, soft and warm for his little hands :)

The first one was started Saturday night and finished Sunday. I did most of the knitting on the way to IKEA and back yesterday LOL And no, I wasn't driving! Cast on the second last night, so hopefully will have that finished today or tomorrow. The I need to do a pair for L.

ok, baby crying so got to go. Just have to add though, it's only 10.30am and I've already done the dishes, made the bed and done two loads of washing!


Bec said...

Gorgeous - the Helena looks just lovely in that colour. I'm hoping to get in on the KAL action on WA but not sure. You're certainly an inspiration though!

A HUGE round of applause too - washing, beds - domestic goddess supreme ;-)

Stitch Sista said...

Yes you sound like you are having a great day!! And knitting too! What a superwoman ;).

Lou's Mum said...

ha ha! well it all went downhill from that day, that's for sure LOL I wouldn't be winning domestic goddess-gold today, that's for sure :)