Our first week back and great to catch up with everyone. We had lots to share both verbally and creatively, it’s been a busy knitting break.
Raewyn’s shawl, The Enchanted Wood, pattern and yarn by the Unique Sheep in the US. Fab, fab, fabulous yarns, I’m gonna make this shawl a 2010 knit must do. I hope Raewyn’s pics captured the colours better than mine, this is definitely not a true reflection of the real thing!
If you squint real close you maybe able to make out the bead work. The beads are knitted in as you go and make a beautiful garment even more special.
This particular yarn is fingering, 25% Tussah Silk with 75% Superwash Merino, Luxe, in the colour Ivy. The pattern and yarn came as a kit and the gradiance dying technique is exclusive to the Unique Sheep. I’m going to do something, probably the same shawl, in red. It’ll be a hard choice though, all the colours are gorgeous. Do check them out.
Wendy’s FO – a gift for a friends pre-schooler, he’s going to love it! We all really like this pattern and it’s on my to do list for Ania (sometime). Wendy lengthened the body slightly, the recipient lives across the ditch in Oz, so sizing was a bit of a hunch.
The toggles make it and brown was a good contrast to opt for.
Now Wendy is knitting a garment for her friend’s daughter. When Wendy produced this from her knitting bag we all gasped with delight. The colour combo for one, is striking. Then the pattern itself is cute as.
Don’t pay any mind to the hat, Wendy says. The ‘skirt’ of the garment is slightly fuller through the body and the raspberry colour also my choice for my next project for Ania. Raspberry has to be one of my favourite winter colours.
Karen’s WIP tube scarf knitted-in-the-round, great idea – warmer and no seams. Karen worked on her mother-in-laws socks tonight and is planning to make a bag for her next project.
This is a swatch Raewyn made with yarn spun by herself.
Same yarn and Raewyn’s folded shawl.
My Drops Design fair isle cardy is well underway. The lower band is a massive 12cm wide and now I’m chipping away at the stst, row by boring row. However, my eye ever on the mark and in this case that means the glorious fair isle yoke I’ve long been pining for.
Catch ya next week 🙂