Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Renaming the Stash

Lily and Violet in the Garden

Dyed in microwave with Easy Peasy Dye

Tea Rose Pink, woollen roving and lovely lustrous Wensleydale Fleece old rose colour mixed 7ml scarlet with 5ml blue

EZ Fairisle Pattern 3 + 1
Busy week, family coming to stay so lots of sorting out and tidying the craftroom, I mean spare bedroom, and gosh how big is the stash!, so huge in fact that have decided to call it "Part of the National Yarn Collection" feels much better now, am in fact doing important job in acquiring yarn for the nation and not just buying more for me! Will have glass of wine to celebrate.

Mmmmm very nice red wine from M&S. Have done about 8" of the Elizabeth Zimmerman 3 + 1 fairisle pattern, using black cotton as background and white, teal and lettuce green as contrasts, v.easy to knit and fun watching the pattern develop. She uses some purl stitches to change the texture of the knitting. Easy fairisle to knit because there are always 3 stitches of one colour and one of another, can follow this even if have had second glass of wine, sounds like a good idea in fact and DH would like another glass too!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Narvik Cotton Summer Top

Narvik young touch soft cotton, in a soft teal, one of my favourite colours, from a pattern I designed.
Rowan Pattern, made larger to fit me and knitted in two ends of machine knitting yarn, a two ply pure wool in a fox red and silk and wool tweed in rust.
Noro Silk Garden

Knit Bits

Clapotis in the breeze
The sock and Beanie trellis