First and most importantly – my kitty is going to be ok =o) He had a bladder infection, but he’s looking much better this morning. Whew!
Lots to say about jewellery lately, so I wanted to put up a knitted FO post – so much going on lately that I’m having trouble keeping up!
This is another Thermis cowl (Ravelry project page here) knitted as a Christmas gift for a friend, who was gifting it to another friend. I made one of these for myself a few months back and I absolutely love cuddling up in this thing! It knits up pretty fast, and it’s warm and squishy.
The colourway is TFA Jewel. Loving this colourway lately, I’ve got only a little left and I’m trying to think of something fun to do with it.
Inspired by the yarn we decided to add a couple of sweet little cubic zirconia drop earrings to match.
There’s a fun story of how we decided to make it purple – We wanted to find out her favourite colour without giving it away, so I put out an open call on facebook to a bunch of our mutual friends asking for everyone’s favourite colours. After finding out hers was purple I knew what colour to make the cowl, and as a bonus, what colour to make everyone else’s Christmas bookmarks. Score!
Here is a pic of my cowl – knitted up in Viola Viola’s Graphite colourway:
More goodies coming up soon:
- I bought a new camera! yay! The Canon 7D – as soon as I have a chance to take it out for a proper maiden voyage I’ll put up pics
- I tackled DPNs! double yay! I made my first mittens, I had forgotten how much fun mittens were, and how warm and comfy. Part of being a grown up was wearing gloves instead of mittens, but forget about it, mittens are the way to go. Mitten shots will be my next posting.
- I bought new yarn! TFA goodness, and a beautiful ocean coloured laceweight Malabrigo for….. my first knitted shawl! I’ve crocheted shawls in the past but never knitted one, so exciting!
- I finally spent a day knitting at the Purple Purl (see above re: yarn) – what a wonderful day. Friends, knitting, tea, cupcakes, and …. new yarn =o)
Yes, life has been fun =o)