Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ilga Leja and Kauni and a sneaky peeky This is the site that will take you to a free Ilga Leja pattern- it is a swirl of a shoulder covering- excellent for a cool evening or a wedding (but yes, wear something underneath- we don't want to be burning anybody's retinas, now, girls). I recently got myself set up with the yarn from Rochelle over at Grand River Yarns (go and see my sidebar- she's there!). The yarn is Ottawa by Hand Maiden (yum YUM YUM luscious) in the rain forest colourway. I know for a fact that Rochelle has 3 of the 250 gram skeins of it in Nova Scotia for sale(the colourway in the picture of the jacket) By the by- it is now packaged in 125 gram skeins-keep this in mind when ordering it from someone else (and I think the price has gone up, as well). Is it not a beautiful jacket?? Oh and Rochelle (Grand River Yarns) also has the pattern for it.
And, of course, I succumbed to the lure of the Kauni jacket-from Shelley over at Fun Knits (I do love me a Canadian supplier). This stuff is also like crack cocaine to an addict. (and yes, also in my sidebar-it is Fun Knits out in B.C)
And thirdly- a sneak peek at my messenger bag- pre felting and pre finishing-the yarn is Cascade 220- gifted to me on the last SP 10 round and some Noro from Robyn (at Red Bird Knits- also on sidebar) By the way, she had some amazing deals for Noro up recently on ebay (musthaveyarn is her name).
I am thinking of putting icord all around the edges to shape the thing, then pick up stitches and knit up twop ends of the strap to tie together on the top. Might just needlefelt a bit when I am done. (and the needlefelting kit is one I won from the local Wool-Tyme-Anne's blog is in the sidebar).
If you think you might like to have the instructions for the bag, let me know. If there is enough interest, I'll put it up as a freebie.
Hmm- did I mention I do like Canadian purveyors of fine yarns??????????


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