Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 - Item 2

Yesterday Paul, Isabelle and I went to visit some friends in Tylden. It was a beautiful day. The guys went fishing and we went to Kyneton. I had to go and see the new yarn shop in Piper Street, and oh my goodness what wonderful things inside. I could have spent hours in there just looking at all the beautiful yarns and patterns. I finally decided to purchase the Araucania yarn up above as I couldnt resist the handpainted colors. I havent decided on a pattern as yet so it might be one of those on the shelves I can sit and admire for a while! I did ask if they had online shopping and the daughter of the store explained it is coming in the future. I didnt think their wool or needles were too expensive to others I have seen around which is nice. I think another visit one day will be handy where I can stay as long as like to have a proper look. I also bought a knitting book, Little Stars in Stripes by Sirdar (another children's book) which is very nice too.

I also happened to finish my second project for the year, even though all the knitting for it was done in December! This is Little Blossom, by Alan Dart. I have to admit I didnt like knitting with the Snowflake yarn one bit on 3mm needles but the results are quite cute. I didnt do the daisies either but I think it looks cute without them. This is going to be given to Isabelle as she seems to like it and I dont have plans to ever knit another one anytime soon. I really liked knitting the Snuggly DK parts and really they dont take too long to knit up. I have to remember next time to measure when sewing on the ears as I did one further back than the other and showed it to my friend wondering why it looked strange and she started laughing about how I hadnt measured them to be the same. I had to laugh too as I really dont measure things for toys when sewing them together but I think this mistake will make sure I do again next time!
Pattern: Little Blossom by Alan Dart
Yarn: Sirdar Snowflake and Sirdar Snuggly DK in dark pink, white and light pink
Time to Knit: About 3 days all up on and off
Now off to finish my sister's scarf as her birthday is on Saturday so I want it finished before then!


9 comments:

Amanda said...

That shop will be my downfall - its lovely isn't it. And Blossom is super cute.

beck said...

Wow Sue, you amaze me with your productiveness! You are amazing!! Did you have fun in Piper Street? It's such a great street to visit. Hope your summer holidays are going well, happy new year!! xo

CelticCastOn said...

I've been wanting to knit blossom with some snuggly I have in my stash. I'll have to have a look at that pattern again.

Oiyi said...

Little Blossom is so cute! I also do not like knitting with that kind of yarn, but it does make cute toys.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Your Little Blossom is adorable! No one will ever notice the ears being a bit off - LOL

2paw said...

She is definitely a cutie, but I don't envy you the Snowflake knitting either. She is beautifully dressed!!
Oh isn't it wonderful to find a great new shop, that wool looks gorgeous and I love that you are waiting for inspiration and just admiring it!!!

Leeanne said...

Little Blossom looks adorable, I cant believe that you have completed two projects this year already. At this rate you will have 50 done before next xmas.

Esther said...

Blossom is very cute. i've never knitted an Alan dart pattern but hear they are very straight forward x

DrK said...

i went to that yarn store after the bendigo show last year and thought it was the best thing id seen in ages. im amazed thats all you came away with! im also amazed at how much knitting youve done already this year!