L-R: yarn for Menknit item, yarn for two pairs of Cigar Gloves.
Things that I like:
The fact that my name spelt backwards means "Here" in Welsh.
My Mum's cardigan:
I have to come up with a better name for it than that, so here are the choices:
Her "true" Elvish name: Lanyare from http://www.elvish.org/elm/names.html
All from http://www.myprecious.us/name_generator.php
Hobbit name Aludda Smallburrow , Princess of the Halflings
Elvin name Cuthien Queen of LÃ³rien
Dwarf name Clylla Zirak
Human name Eowirethien Envinyatar
Wizard name Arien , Lady of the Valar
Since she's not tall and willowy I don't think that the elvish names are appropriate, but I do think she's a bit magic, so I think I'll call the cardigan "Arien".
Progress so far (click on the picture for a larger view of the labels):
Books, lovely books:
I got A Gathering of Lace and Loop-d-loop from the library! I think that GOL might have to be "acquired" sometime in the future. There are quite a few patterns that have caught my eye (mainly in the shawls category) and I think I'll have a mass of the Olive lace weight left over after I've finished the mystery shawl.
Loop-d-loop is also really good. I love the riding jacket, the bias fair isle jumper, the slip stitch kilt (as a shawl though), the ballet top and the steek tank (the last two don't have photos, but Google and there'll be a ton). I'm not sure if this is a "keeper", but I can definitely see myself making at least one thing (the steek tank in Rowan Cotton Tape).
Something to brighten my day:
I submitted my "I'm knitting not revising photo" to Uknitty's competition to commemorate UK knitting week - and I won!
I got four skeins of Louisa Harding Sari Silk yarn:
(complete with lolly and pen)
I'm off to recover from the flu jab I had yesterday and watch Bleak House.
Arien is a very pretty name for the mum sweater, I like it. That was some nice yarn you received as a prize, enjoy!By Wanda, at Saturday, 29 October, 2005
Glad you like the yarn,By C x, at Saturday, 29 October, 2005
Did you know that Arien is the Welsh word for "frost". Just sticking with the translation thing I thought you may be interested :)
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