Monday, 22 December 2014

Rag rug in progress



Made from old t-shirts, singlets, turtlenecks, pyjamas - anything stretch-knit that's too worn out to go to charity.
Construction: "Toothbrush method rug"

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Whispering NaKniSweMo

To be an "official" project for NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater in a Month), the project is meant to be at least 50,000 stitches.  I haven't done the maths for this cardigan in terms of stitches, but I did start and finish it in the allotted time.

It's a Whisper Cardigan (pattern by Hannah Fettig from the Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Knits). I shopped my stash of (mostly) 4 ply cotton leftovers.  There's also a bit of leftover SeaSilk and some reclaimed Noro Lily Multi dk cotton.
I've also finally got myself a tripod.  So once the garden looks a bit more presentable, maybe I can take some of my FO pics outside in the daylight.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Swatching

Swatching is usually one of those necessary evils that I do whilst angsting that I'll run out of yarn in the project if I waste it on a swatch.

So it's quite liberating to set myself to a task where the swatch is an end in itself.

I recently got my copy of the KnitSonik Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook by Felicity Ford.

With Felix's encouragement, we've been "swatch-along-ing" over at the KnitSonik group on Ravelry and she has published a blog post on some of the work we've done.  (I'm feeling warm and fuzzy over the nice things she says about my project).

This is my first "self-designed" piece of colourwork.

Inspired by this holiday snap from the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco.