Monday, June 11, 2007

Righto then, that was a bit of an unplanned blog holiday.

There's a few FOs I've got lined up for a bit of show and tell, but before I get to any of that you've gotta check this out:

Goodies (Greaties?) from a swap with Leah. I love this bag. Seriously, how clever is she! I think this pattern involves some sort of rediculous number of purl together stitches that makes my fingers hurt just thinking about it.


There were heaps and heaps of goodies in the package too (too many to photograph). The tape measure will be particularly useful, I must have been abusive to tape measures in a former life because despite owning several of them I can never find one. So this is handy Leah, very handy. And the cards and badges are too cute! And funny, cause I DO knit socks. Hahahahaha. Ahem.

And check this out:


Mmmmmmmmalibrigo! This stuff really is gorgeous. I'm not sure this
photo does the colours justice but it's got beautiful depth. And so soft! It's like the fairy floss of yarn. I'm thinking it will become a beanie. When I find the right pattern (any suggestions?)


And this I love. A tape measure brooch - could there be anything more brilliant? I think this classifies as modern art. Some sort of statement about social obsessiveness with women's size and weight. OK so I may be overthinking that one. Brilliant though.

There were all sort of other goodies too, chocolate coffee beans (gone), a CD (now playing) and some very odd little things called Moon Pie (which are not meant to be microwaved JD.)

Righto, better leave it there, my bag and I are off to Monday afternoon cocktails (isn't everyone?) I'll have some FOs real soon :)

PS. One more thing, I celebrated knit in public day at a coffee shop with Nora, Jane and Sharon (who will all give you an account of our meeting on their blogs). It was lovely to meet you all. Except for you Shaz. Not that you're not great too, but I already knew you.

18 comments:

Rose Red said...

That is one great bag! Love the mmmmmmmmmmalabrigo! And it was great to meet you too. A fab weekend all around!

Nora said...

I have the BEST beanie pattern for that yarn, I just need to locate it on my laptop. x

Nora said...

Oh, and of course it was great to meet you too. And Jane. And Shaz. xxx

Donyale said...

I had a great time too (thinking about meeting you all that is) daggnabitty rain.

Check out the stripey tigers blog - she did a hat in Malabrigio recently (maybe even the same colours)....

(PS my word verification is dckyarn - have never seen the word yarn contained in a word verification - had to share)

Shazmina Bendi said...

You are such a dag! And making out like a bandit AGAIN! Flash us your latest bits and bobs luv!!

Bryony Ramsden said...

Oooo you lucky lady! Those are gorgeous!

And if you decide against a beanie pattern, Interweave Knits have a lovely little bag pattern for free on their new daily knitting newsletter...

2paw said...

What lovely goodies indeed. I love the measuring tape brooch!! The wool is beautiful and the bag divine!!!

SadieandLance said...

Wow that's one mega haul. Lucky you. Sorry we missed catching up on the w/e.

Meg said...

You lucky parcel recipient you. I used a skein of Malabrigo recently to make a Short Row Hat which I love. (Pattern is free on IK website.) And I can attest to the fact that you would have enough yarn left over to make a pair of matching Fetching wristies as well (I know because I did last night!)
Any way you look at it, whatever you make will be dreamy!

knittingphilistine said...

Oh, you lucky gal. Look at all of those great goodies! And you got to meet Nora, too! Lucky.

Lindsey said...

I love getting packages in the mail, even when its something you're expecting. Looking forward to those FO's!

Madge said...

Hey hey hey - good to see ya poppin' up here again!

And your swap gifties are afreakinmazing.

vera said...

That bag looks wonderful. Lucky gal!
Oh, that malabrigo is going to be something really wonderful! Gorgeous!

lobstah said...

Wow, what a fun bag! She did an awesome job on it!

Sourire11 said...

love the mmmmmmalabrigio!

and the measuring tape brooch totally counts as modern art.

Leah said...

OK, I'm totally blushing over here!! I'm so glad you liked all the stuff I sent! The bag was no big thing... no really it's a fast, easy knit once you get the hang of the pattern.

MMMMMMmmmmmalabrigo would be a great beanie. Sadly I don't have any pattern ideas!

I love the tape measure as modern art idea! I was sort of thinking that as I made it! ;)

sue said...

What a fabulous bag, and such nice colors too. I love the little gifts too, so cute and that yarn looks wonderful.

Kara said...

A Counterpane Carpet Bag?! Wow, you are one lucky girl.