Something Sunday

Well, I’ve almost finished my Chevron Shawl, it just needs to dry and I need to take good photos of it, although I did finish weaving in ends on Friday, so it counts as a belated FO Friday I guess.

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I am quite pleased with the finished object overall, and I think it feels lovely.

So, in celebration of finishing one project, I started my Whitlam Cowl! (oh boy, who would’ve thought I could easily pick up another project so quickly <– that is absolute sarcasm)

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So far I’m enjoying the pattern, it was very quick to memorize. The only thing I don’t enjoy is that it’s very….curly…so therefore I can’t get a good photo of it until it’s blocked. Ah well I guess.

Anyways, I’ll leave you with that and get back to knitting.

Happy sunday!

WIP Wednesday

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Well, as you can see, I was binding off on my Chevron shawl, and then I realized that it wasn’t stretchy enough for me, so I’m taking it all out and doing it again. Hopefully this will (finally) be my FO Friday!

Stash Sunday

Hi, just thought I’d do a little something on here, as my Chevron shawl I cast on a little over a week ago is taking foreevvvvvvveerrrr because its a little bigger than I thought it would be.

 

So..

While on holiday this summer, I spoiled myself with some new yarns.

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First I bought this lovely skein of Titus from baa ram ewe in Leeds. What a lovely store, with lovely people and lovely yarn. This yarn has Wensleydale in it, which is why I bought it.

I plan to make the Whitlam Cowl by Jo Spreckley out of it:

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Don’t you think that’ll look luscious?

Then while on holiday in Paris this summer, we stopped by La Drougerie, which is like the most luxurious yarn shop in Paris. I bought 3 colours of Kaléïdo, which is a Bamboo/Linen blend. Très chic. 

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I hope to make a striped tank-top out of these…we’ll see how it goes :)

Happy sunday!

FO Friday

Leaf Evolution

Leaf Evolution

So this week isn’t my own FO…it’s actually a regular at my Mum’s yarn shop, the reason I post this under my blog though is because this lovely Leaf Evolution shawl is made using my hand-dyed yarn (locally raised BFL/silk)! Linda is such a talented knitter, and I was so awestruck when she brought the shawl in, it’s such a perfect knitted piece! I can’t thank Linda enough for liking my yarn and I hope she (or whomever it was gifted to) enjoys it for years to come!

I just wanted to acknowledge her amazing talent and thank her once again!

 

Best wishes.

WIP Wednesday

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I honestly do have better things to be accomplishing at this hour…like sleeping, but I just thought I’d show you quickly a literal cast-on-20-mins-ago WIP. I hope it’ll be my FO for next Friday, because I have a car trip to and from the NY Sheep and Wool Fest (Rhinebeck) this weekend that I expect to get plenty of knitting done during.

This should eventually be a shawl…eventually. The gray is some of my hand-dyed sock yarn left over from my Haruni shawl (Summer 2012) and the blue is from Stranded in Oz (its the sock yarn that I mentioned in the last post…I am using it up at least!)

Well, I’m off to finish this row..

Happy knitting!
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Long time no see..

I’m really awful at this blogging thing. Honestly terrible I think. But I do have something to show for all my months absent. It’s not much, but it’s something.

 

what a lush colour..

what a lush colour..

I needed to get rid of some of my stash..it was a desperate need because I happened to acquire some (that will be posted later), and it seemed like a good idea to use some as I gained some. So, I had two skeins of this lovely sock yarn which was won in a raffle years ago, and a bunch of scraps that were left-over from old projects. Scraps like cotton yarn, seacell yarn, and acrylic/mohair blend which was all white/beige/natural.

After weaving all of that for hours at a demonstration (and freezing my butt off in the process), I created what I believe is my favourite shawl (for now).

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purple side

purple side

white side

white side

 

I washed it today and plan on taking some better photos of it once I cut the fringe and everything. The yarn I used for weft was some Renew Wool from Universal Yarns (now discontinued) and I have to say that it is a very lovely recycled wool yarn!

 

Happy sunday everyone!