knitting dreams, schemes and plans to create

My Pimpelliese – finished ………. Pimpelliese – a small triangle scarf-like shawl started at the tip. The lace border is worked together with the shawl and is not added afterwords. 4 ply 100% merino, yarn: Joy of Yarn.

Deserved smiles for a good reason, Wendy’s beautifully crafted cabled textured jersey – finished! DK merino, possum, alpaca, silk blend yarn by Skeinz. You want toasty cosy warm as yarn, then this might be just the thing. Pattern : Patons book 1201. Wendy was hoping to stop by Skeinz on a visit last week, I can’t wait to see what she’s brought back with her.

Charlotte’s cardi buttonholes, bit of a mish but got there in the end, and the beginnings of Lyndsay’s shawlette for a friend. We’ve been chatting recently about how it is when the mid-project blues set in, when you’ve so many dreams, schemes and plans to create it’s so easy to succumb. We agreed that’s why there’s often a pull towards baby’s projects, or accessories – they’re just so quick to turn out. We’ve all got far too much knitting on with there simply isn’t time enough left in the day to ‘work’ – ahem, just joking and dream on………….

Raewyn demonstrates spinning using a drop spindle. I read the following warning about taking part in this activity which caught my attention…..”Spinning with a top-whorl drop spindle: spinning reduces stress and promotes well being. It can also be habit forming and lead to obsessive behaviors such as, but not restricted to: caressing and hoarding all fibers; dying them with food colors and things from your garden or whatever you have laying about; spinning the fluffy bits of the weeds in your fields, the cotton wad in your vitamin bottles and even the lint from your dryer! Proceed with extreme caution!”

The awesomeness of Raewyn’s pink beret is shown in the pattern detail.

I’m working on my leaf blanket squares in between knits for Ania and Raz. It’s Ani’s turn for something and I’m working on a DK jersey using up wool oddments in aid of a major stash reduction effort. It’s a pattern I’ve been toying with for a while – I made the same jersey for her Dad when he was a toddler! It’s a very easy stst slash neck jersey pattern in Crucci Toddlers book 144, 18m – 4 years. All the patterns in this delightful book are irresistible and still appealing to children – they haven’t’ dated at all.

You are very welcome to join us ……. contact me via the Contact tab for meeting details, we’re in Wellington 🙂


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