Wednesday, 26 August 2009

summer green cardigan #1 begins

IMG_0188, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

I hereby proclaim that this coming spring and summer will see me attired in a variety of light-weight green cotton cardies.

First up on the needles: Liesl by Ysolda Teague in Cascade Pima Silk. I haven't swatched. I hope it fits.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

no head for hats

DSC03150, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

My quest for the perfect woolly hat continues. Lovely as it is, this is not it. It feels like it could slip off at any moment.

But the knitting of it did scratch an itch to do something quick and spur of the moment.

Ravelled here.

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Just like magic...

IMG_0173, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

If memory (of my rusty German vocabulary) serves me correctly, Zauber translates as "magic". This sock yarn is called Zauberball and yesterday I caved in and succumbed to a touch of startitis.

Undulating Rib Socks from Interweave's Favorite Socks book. This will be project six of the six-books-project, so I guess this means I'm ahead of schedule.

The yarn really is quite magical. The barber-pole striping which is so obvious in the ball, turns into a rich tweed when it's knitted up - much richer than the ball would seem to promise. I keep wanting to continue just to see how the colours are going to blend next.

Monday, 3 August 2009

More knitwear modelling

IMG_0133, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

I finally got around to sewing the buttons on Mum's cardigan.

It fits and Mum likes it so the experiment was successful. I'm not 100% sold on the i-cord around the hem and cuffs, but I thought it needed something to visually tie the front panels to the rest of the cardigan. Mum was intrigued by it - she hadn't seen applied i-cord before so I did a little demonstration on my swatch to show her how it was done.

The Tour de France is over for another year. I didn't "knit-along" this year, but I was keeping tabs on the race, dreaming of one-day hiring a Winnebago and joining the spectating throngs. "Our Cadel" didn't have a great race this year.

As for Australia's performance in the Ashes so far......

....and the weather at Edgbaston has been so splendid.

Time to get the spinning wheel out and work my way through some more of my free fleece.