Monday, 27 September 2010

Loop - Yarn Heaven

Went to Loop in Islington, London yesterday to get a ball of tweed for a pair of Ysolda's "Garterstitch Mitts". The mitts are meant as a birthday pressie for a dear colleague.

But, as anyone who has ever visited Loop understand,  I did not walk out of the shop with only A BALL of Berroco Blackstone Tweed color 2635 - but a bag full of wonderful yarn. Just take a look at this and drool...

I am absolutely in love with Shilasdair natural dyed wool since my Ishbel, came out with four skeins. The two pink ones will probably be Andrea's Shawl and Mitts  and the two blue's a cardi for the boys. (All Ravelry links.)

And another of Berroco's lovely yarn, Ultra Alpaca color 6283. This is meant for these mitts.

All-in-all a great Sunday afternoon and soon it is the 'Knitting and Stitching Show' at Alexandra Palace, London. Yeah!

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Lovely Ishbel in wonderful Shilasdair Luxury DK from Loop. This shawl is soft as a kitten and sunny and happy to the colour. Love it!

Well, here is the reason why my pictures are not that good - my phonecamera... And my poor technique photographing...

Had a first go with straw yesterday. A mobile, probably for a colleague who's birthday coming up.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010