Thursday, October 30, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
I wanted something complicated as a contrast to a garter stitch project I had started at the same time, and complicated is truly what I got. That edging was no walk in the park! I had not one, but two lifelines in my knitting until that edging was done, and I needed them both on a couple of occasions... In contrast, the main body was done in three intensive knitting days.
It's big and airy, with incredibly open lace, a challenging edging and a much easier main body. I loved this project even though it had many long rests. Tricky thing to photograph too, I can't seem to get the colour right in any of my pictures. It's darker and less pink than in the pictures below.
Ravelry page for the details.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Sunday, September 7, 2014
I've got a few things to show you. I thought I'd start with this cutie, the Lady Emmeline toddler cardigan. Check out my notes on Ravelry if you'd like to check out the details and find the free pattern. It's knitted in Mini Duett, which is 50% wool, 50% cotton.
So this is a new discovery: I love slip stitch patterns. :)
It looks like stranded knitting (which I avoid if at all possible), but knits up without a fuss and with a very tidy WS. One colour at a time! I'll definitely do a similar pattern in the future.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Ravelry project page. In fact, I could happily knit an entire shawl in the Slanting Twigs chart, that curvy section in the middle... Love the look, it's a bit unusual with its asymmetry.
The above picture shows the colours exactly as they are, no enhancement. Amazing! The impression is a bit calmer in general, because of the airy pattern and light reflective quality of the silk. Mainly golden and silvery, with spots of bronze and blue. Some colour pooling issues in parts of the Gull Wings section, but not too bad. Pretty much exactly half a skein used, so she weighs next to nothing (~50g). And it means that I actually have enough yarn for another shawl! What to knit, what to knit..... :) :)
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014
step mother had her card, it was time for her mother to get one. Now, I swear I didn't set out to make this one prettier, but I was clearly having a better day when I made this one. Also, it has been photographed with a proper camera in decent light, which makes a world of difference when it comes to image quality. I raised the centre mat with 3D glue, and some Molding Paste and a mask creates an additional three-dimensional element. The sentiment is "Love you, mom!"