Birthday knitting

11 07 2014

A friend is celebrating a significant birthday today. N’aw.

I knitted her a very special shawl in the most beautiful silk in a stunning deep orange colouring.

lovely shawl

lovely shawl

Happy birthday M!

Details

  • yarn: DyeforYarn 15ply (fingering weight) mulberry silk
  • colour: Passing Leaf Storm
  • Sugared Violets‘ by Rose Beck
  • my Ravelry project is here





Who’d have thought?

4 05 2014

I like to make beanies for Canteen from yarn leftover from other projects.

I thought I’d put these two colours together, not expecting them to work.

But they did.

crazy stripes

crazy stripes

Who’d have thought.





Stash

3 04 2014

A selection from the yarn stash … such deliciousness …

What to make? What to make?

stash-o-rama-rama

stash-o-rama-rama

Told you things may get all knit-xplosion around here!





Knit-tastic

29 03 2014

Knitting. I love it.

Especially knitting a gift.

gift knitting

gift knitting

Without the studio, it is a distinct possibility that there will be a knit-craft-explosion in this home.

Update (31st March): oh oopsies, I bet you’re just busting to know the details of this project:





I like stripes

13 01 2014

I’ve mentioned before I don’t much like triangles.

Though I do like stripes.

I think I like them because they’re orderly, controlled, clean, minimalist … even the not-so-parallel-straight-stripes are cool.

the inside of my new pullover

the inside of my new pullover

I like other shapes too, but perhaps more on that another time.





Mmmmm silk

23 12 2013

I may need an intervention. I have a developed a magnificent compulsion to buy (from DyeforYarn) and knit with mulberry silk yarn.

I’ve already shared the lovely dark blue silk shawl. Lately I’ve made another shawl, using a different pattern … this time in a more neutral silver and grey.

shawl

shawl

The specifics:

Next: not sure, maybe more socks or a light-weight pullover…





Next…

23 11 2013

What better way to spend a rainy dark Saturday than to play creatively?
Indoors of course.

Yarn all ready to go for ‘Project Stripey Cardigan’.

velvet & sunset

velvet & sunset

Beautiful colours to brighten up the day.