Monday, November 21, 2011


I finished my second pair of Jaywalkers over the weekend!!  I am loving them!!! I was actually a bit chilly yesterday, so I wore them around the house!!  I love the brightness of them.  I love how well the colours came through with the zig zag pattern, and hardly any pooling at all!!  I made these with Fibrewebs Original Sock yarn and they feel so great on!! I even got to use my new sock blockers for the first time!!  How great are they!?  I love how they really hold their shape after being blocked!

I have already cast on a pair of Nutkins - and so far I am loving the pattern.  I am using Ewe Give Me The Knits Sock Yarn and the fabric is turning out so great!!  Its quite thick, but is still stretchy.  The only issue I am having at the moment is the colour.  I am unsure if I like the pooling, although since I took the photo below, I think it is starting to grow on me a bit more and the longer it gets the more I think the colour is suiting it.

I have also managed to snap a photo of a swap project before I posted it off today, however I will have to blog about that after Christmas to avoid spoiling any surprises.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quick Catch Up

Well, it has been a little while since I have updated, so here is a quick little post!

I have been busy working on a new dress for Nessa.  It is now finished, and she has worn it, I just haven't taken a photo of it yet.  I have to say that I am really proud of it!! I think it is the best one I have made so far.  This one is lined and has a zip!  Both are firsts for me!!  Nessa loves spinning around in it - which is what I used to love when I was little too!

I have quit my job!!  I have been unhappy at my current job for a while now, and as of last Tuesday I quit my job!  I gave the full 4 weeks notice which was great as I didn't have another job lined up (I just hit that point where I just had to get out of here!!), but funnily enough, I had a job offer on Wednesday night - I am now going to be a Spotlight employee!!!  How about that!!  Some of my friends have asked if I will be paid in money or fabric/yarn! haha!!  I will be going to work there part-time/casual as I have made the decision to go back to uni to study nutrition (so going from full time work/part time study to full time study/part time work).  I am really looking forward to the change in my lifestyle and I can't wait!  Now all I need to do is wait and see if I get accepted to a local uni or if I will just continue to study by distance for the time being.

I have also managed to sign myself up for 3 Christmas swaps!!  This coming from a person who swore off swaps from being burned in the past! (Mostly from the person I have made for - why don't they post photos?!  I worked so hard on those projects/packages!!)  So I have been getting those all ready.  I have already basically completed 2 of the 3, and now I am working on the big one!  I am so excited! It's for the Selfish Knitters Group - and the people over there are just wonderful!!  They make me laugh and our chatter thread is already  37 pages long!  It is also my first international swap (I don't think NZ counts lol), so while the postage is gonna be expensive, I think it's going to be totally worth it!!

A quick note on the cats.  They are settling in really well in their new home.  I have been lucky enough to be getting "reports" on how they are doing.  They have been acting the way I expected they would; Nanashi is a bit of a whore when it comes to being pet, so he was out there for one and all for cuddles and pats; Bala was a lot more reserved and cautious and took to hiding under beds until all was quiet before she would venture out, but has now started coming out a lot more.  It's a relief to know that they are in a loving environment and I am so glad I was able to home them there, but I miss them a lot and try not to think that I have let them down as their owner... For the options I had at the time, this was the best course of action that I could take and the best outcome I could have hoped for.