Holy lovely

26 02 2015

I took this photograph last month when I was trying to get a good image of the yarn colouring of my latest knitting project.

Oh. The. Love.

yarn and roses

yarn and roses

Want to see the project it eventually made?

knitting awesomeness

knitting awesomeness

Progress shot; in which you can kind of see the flat almost-straw-like nature of the yarn (reminds me of cloisonné wire in a pleasing manner!):

in progress

in progress

Details:

  • yarn: DyeforYarn paper silk
  • colour: ‘Nightly Maelstrom’ and ‘Ghost dancing under the cold moon’ (lordly I love the names these artisans title their colours)
  • … a hint of summer‘ by Isabell Kraemer
  • my Ravelry project is here





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…