Friday, September 12, 2008

Motivation - and loads of it!

I feel so motivated to really get stuck into my crafting over the weekend so tonight we are having a cleaning bee - ready for a whole new mess over the next 2 days!!

My Utiku order arrived this week, 3 gorgeous skeins of 8ply variegated yarn which is simply scrumptious! One is for a gift, another for a scaled down clapotis and I don't have a plan for the 3rd. Only problem - I can't decide which one to use for what!! From top to bottom these are 'Russet', 'Blueberry' and 'Seaweed'.

I also got some Bendy 8ply for Catriona - a very cable-y (is that a word?) tank (non-Rav link)

Today I also picked up some balmoral tweed - (a bargain too at just $1.49 per ball!) in a lovely charcoal colour which I'm planning on double stranding for Abrazo. When this came out quite a few people picked this as being very "me" so I think it will be my main knitting project for the weekend.

There is also some sewing in the pipeline during the weekend - it's clearly moving towards warmer weather and there isn't much from last summer that still fits the little lady so I've been going through the patterns and fabrics in the stash to see what I can come up with. A quick trip to spotties had me coming home with some bargain denim which will become a new pinnie and some cottons which are planning on becoming a matching top/pant set. I also picked up a pattern at Lincraft for a top for myself and having a squizz through the stash revealed this cotton which I think is going to work.

I have also had some book purchases arrive - both of which I think are going to be very useful in the coming months and beyond. I've already started with a project from the 1 skein book but it's for a swap so I'll stay quiet about here just in case! Now just to get to work and get things finished!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

The little girl on the one skein book looks like Charlie!

Beautiful colours in the Utiki. I'm kicking myself that I didn't get any, but another time perhaps!