Friday, 17 February 2012

Blog Swap Parcel 3, Finished Objects, All Sorts of Excitement!

Day 3 of the Blog Hub Swap, and the shape and feel of my parcel indicated that today was yarn day *grins* And yes, I did give the parcel a squidge before I opened it! So, I won't keep you in suspense, here's what Tink picked out for me...



Candy Skein yarn *much grinning* I wanted to try some of this yarn for absolutely ages, but haven't bought any thanks to my stashbusting plans. Of course yarn received in swaps is totally allowed, so I was super excited that Tink sent me this! It's one of my favourite of Tami's colourways (although they're all gorgeous, so it's hard to choose!)

Talking of Tami... On to the Finished Objects (do you see what I did there? *laughs*) I have 2 to share today, both of which were submitted to Nerd Wars but both also happened to be projects I wanted to make anyway ;)

First up, my Impala Treads fingerless gloves (Impala is my team on Nerd Wars):

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And a better picture of the colour, plus a close up of the pattern:

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Pattern: Treads
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Fez, kindly sent to me by Laura
Modifications: Made them longer to make the most of the gorgeous yarn!
Other: I love these! They're so warm and cosy, and had some interesting pattern details that I really enjoyed *smiles*


And project 2, my Demonic Omen Hat (name is again a Nerd Wars reference!):

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Pattern: Hurricane Hat
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted left over from making boyfriend's hat
Modifications: Longer brim and shorter patterned section (mainly because I got the measurements the wrong way round *laughs*)
Other: Love this yarn, so squishy and soft!


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33 comments:

  1. Nom - I want your yarn! One day I'll get some Candy Skein!

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  2. Those mitts are fabulous! I love that you knitted each finger. Now that is talent and patience. Your hat is great too. I love that pattern. I've had it in my queue forever...one day I will get to it. I love how Nerd Wars gets us thinking about different projects.

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  3. Those mitts are awesome! You are so dedicated to knit the fingers, I've only done that once. I love the hat, the swirls make me happy. Yarn jealousy over here too.............it's lovely!

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  4. Beautiful gloves, they look really simple but elegant.

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  5. Oh that yarn is delicious! Impala tread gloves - that is awesome and so perfect for that show! I can even see the treads on the gloves :-D

    Great, great Demonic Omen hat. I think it fits you perfectly!

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  6. Oh yes, that yarn is lovely - Tammy has such gorgeous colorways :-)

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  7. oooh... you are one lucky girl! Looks like fab yarn!

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  8. That is such pretty yarn! What a great swap partner! It is so awesome that you finished not one, but two projects this week.

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  9. That yarn is to die for! Gorgeous.

    Love your mitts and hat! I keep wanting to knit some fingerless mitts, but can't decide on a pattern, there are so many.

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  10. I love the mitts!! Beautiful!

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  11. Very nice. The mitts look great in that longer length.

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  12. I made a hurricane hat a while ago, I love that pattern. I also LOVE your gloves, so I am going to go look that pattern up. That yarn is gorgeous. Seeing gorgeous yarn on blogs always makes me jealous.

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  13. Oh! What are you thinking of making with the Candy skein? I've been ogling it with desire ever since Tami started selling it...so beautiful...

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  14. I loooooove those mitts!!! Your Candy skein is really pretty too!

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  15. Both projects are lovely. I think the mitts are so pretty, I just love the stitch pattern over your hands and up at the top.

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  16. Love your mitts and already queued that pattern. The yarn is an amazing colorway. I just got some candy skein and am so excited to use it on a different pair of wrist warmers I have queued.

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  17. Pretty yarn, I can hardly wait to see what you create with it! The gloves and hat a absolutely wonderful!!!

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  18. The gloves are awesome and OMG I wanna squish that yarn ♥ ♥

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  19. I love, love, love those mitts. :-)

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  20. Yay for some candy skein yarn! That colorway is beautiful. I'm in love with your fingerless mitts, I have nowhere near enough patience to knit individual fingers...maybe one day.

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  21. Those mitts are amazing! If I ever overcome my fear of knitting in the round, I will try something like that!

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  22. I LOVE the gloves! They're gorgeous.

    I just have to say, I'm sooo excited that you were the swap partner! I had no clue when Tink ordered that it was someone I "knew"! YAY! I can't wait to see what you make with it.

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  23. Great colorway on that skein o' yarn!

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  24. Gorgeous! The stitch patterns are amazing. My knitting is still very much in its early stages. So cool what you can do with it. Great score with the yarn too.

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  25. Love the gloves. Somehow that pattern had slipped past my notice when hunting for fingerless glove patterns recently. Will have to add them to my ever growing glove queue!

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  26. Both great patterns and gorgeous yarns. Looking forward to seeing what you make with your new yarn

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  27. All very nice...the yarn is a fabulous color!

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  28. Oh, I am jealous of your Candy Skein. It looks gorrrrgeous.

    Also, yay for Supernatural! I've stopped watching the show (they sort of lost me somewhere in season four), but I have fond memories of it and love your themed projects. Impala tread mitts! :D Which are such a cool texture and great colour. And I adore the hat, the swirly lines are pretty and you wear it well.

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  29. I'm so jealous of your Candy Skein yarn! The gloves are gorgeous, and the hat looks fantastic :)

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  30. Lengthening the mitts was a great idea! And wow that yarn, jealous.

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