Sunday, November 04, 2007

What To Knit Next & Competition

Well it's been a while since I've posted but I have been busy, busy, busy..... just like most of us I guess. I've been working on updating all my info on Ravelry. You can find me under Helen Knits.

I do have a bit of a problem, I don't know how to add their button onto my blog, but in all honesty I just haven't had the time to read how to do it. So if someone would please help me out and let me know how I would really appreciate it.

And speaking of buttons I joined the Hemlock KAL on Yahoo and I can't seem to be able to keep the button that they've put up for all to use. I have tried twice now.......so I think it's time to give up on it.
And speaking of the Hemlock I have almost finished it. I am up to the boring part of doing the edging. I don't know why it's boring, perhaps because I know it's coming off the needles and can't wait to see what it will turn out like.

Can you see that tiny little ball of wool left?? That's all I have to finish the edging I am getting REALLY worried will it be enough? Fingers crossed please.

I had to put in this photo I took of some poppies I bought. I love poppies because they are such an unusual flower and so very pretty.




I bought a couple of new projects to do and really, I must be crazy to even contemplate knitting any of these two because as you all know I have to pack... we have to move house. But I love these two items and really want to knit them.

The first is Autumn Rose designed by Eunny Jang knit with Shetland Spindrift. I love the colours in this sweater. And the book Simply Shetland 4 has many more beautiful patterns in it that I would love to make (I will post some more pics from it another time). I bought the kit from a lovely lady called Anne and her web sit is called She Ewe Knits
Anne lives in Canada and was lovely to deal with.



And this is my other project the Bressay Hap Shawl from Rowan 42 magazine and designed by Sharon Miller. I bought all the yarn too. I don't know which one to knit first, I want to start now but common sense tells me to wait until we move house. Mind you we have to find one first, very depressing looking for houses to rent because not much is available out there.

I also owe some knitting time to my Souther Summer of Socks friends. My two patterns that I chose to do are sitting there hibernating and so is my Diamond Fantasy Shawl(but has nothing to do with SSS!
And finally the Competition

It's pretty sad I know but I could not come up with an idea for my blog anniversary comp, so just leave a comment on my blog and on the 5th December I will put all the names in a hat and get my son to pull out a name. I will have two prizes to give away they will be a surprise until the names are draw.

Good luck everyone!

9 comments:

Donna (Random Knits) said...

Your Hemlock looks gorgeous, and my fingers are crossed for your edging, Helen!! Love the Autumn Rose, that's what I'd pick :)

Donna
Random Knits

Christine said...

Helen, just when I was trying to be good you post Autumn Rose. Aargh!! I've just had to go & order the book and yarn. You enabler you! Now I can't wait till it arrives.

Maureen said...

I thought my problems for photos was with blogger, but it appears to be this blasted Vista. I can't see any of the photos you've posted so I'll just have to log on from work tomorrow to have a peak. I'm sure they're beautiful. You've certainly no shortage of things to keep you busy ;)

Bells said...

i've admired the autumn rose for a long time but well, have my hands full of fair isle for now!

If you make it, I will be bursting with admiration.

Sue H said...

Congrats on getting to the end of your HRB, and I am keeping my fingers crossed for you regarding the amount of yarn left, though I'm sure all will be well.
My HRB is stalled for the moment as I'm not able to knit just now. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to it very soon.

Helen Knits said...

Thank you Donna, I will do the Autumn Rose first then.
Mine only took a week to get here Christine so hopefully your's will too. I don't know how much of mine I'll get done due to moving house.

Thanks Bells I'll try not to disappoint you.

I had to buy more yarn but thanks for keeping your fingers crossed Sue.

monica said...

Oh I hate when the ball of yarn becomes dangerously small. I will keep fingers crossed for you. I can't wait to see it all stretched out. How many hanks of the eco wool does it call for, my daughter would love one and I just happen to have some eco wool.
Looking forward to seeing your new projects come to life, the yarn looks lovely.
take care!!

NattyChick said...

Hi Helen,

The hemlock looks great and I hope the yarn holds out for the edge. I love that jumper you are going to knit up too. Eunny Jang is so very talented. Does that involve any steeking? I am TERRIFIED of trying that (I have this imagining that all my hard worked knitting is just going to unravel out of sheer disgust that I am approaching it with scissors).

Have you tried steeking before? How about the colourwork (another thing I am desperate to try but terrified of stuffing up).

Can't wait to see the progress (even amidst the moving preperation. Both yours AND mine! lol)

Christy B. said...

That Autumn Rose looks very pretty. Enjoy your blog!