Saturday, May 20, 2006

Some progress


I went and took some piccies of a few things ,then rang my Mum for a usual 3 hour weekend chat ,and finished a few little projects that I then didn't photo.....however

This is a jumper I did Winter 2004 and on surfing some journals(sounds better than Blogs) I came upon a person(please forgive me,I can't remember who) knitting a Savannah from Nundle Mills(Minx Knits) and this person was worried that a certain colour was a bit standoutish so I am posting my jumper to show how the bright Sweet Pea colour from Bendigo(thought Nundle mill wool a bit coarse).My point is, I was worried too, but when finished it was just right and still earns comments even today when it is my least worn article!

Kogo skull cap is actually finished,I will get a "model" tomorrow if I am lucky as it is quite good fit on a 7 year old.

The best bit I have more left over to do the scarf,and that I am fudging as I haven't done a childs one before! 30 sts on 41/2 mm needles,soft rib and just wide enough to wrap around a childs neck,I hope anyway!

This is my Clapotis,Yep I joined the club in making one,I haven't used any markers as I found it easier and faster than to negotiate around the fiddly things.Its done in a lovely burnt orange Zivargo and it hasn't come up very well in the light but it is quite lovely! Now I have got to the first dropped stitches and it appears a bit too soft as it is 8 ply and the original calls for more of a 10 ply,and I have used 5mm needles ,probably a mistake but I was after a softer one anyway(well thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) Its a gift so am pushing to get it done!

Now I have finally picked up the Country Silk 8ply that the lovely Beatlewear has already finished so at least I can see how fantastic it looks, and am glad the girls at Cheryls (LWS) talked me into getting this colour.I have asked them however to put away 8 balls of the lighter green as I still like that colour too which is destined to be a vest like the cashmerino(Heirloom) pattern in a Australian Creative knitting Mag had some time ago!I really want to do a Jo Sharp vest(same mag) but all the projects keep popping up!This new purchase is my reward that can be started upon finishing the clapotis!

I found some goodies in Kmart yesterday, but as I had DH and Kiddies with me I couldn't focus but this was a obviously a good buy.I won't say a great buy till I have done something with it of course but the bonus is the meteridge ,machine washable and pure wool! I opened my mouth too much and have had two people ask me to do hand dyed socks for them and of course I said I can(kick me KICK ME HARD) no time to do my own fun spinning bits and experimental patterns and I had to do this! My fault,I am too nice,these people don't knit and I can't help but share the joy of colour and form.NO I am not just showing off either and neither am I going to make any money.They will only paying the cost of the materials! Kmart have this big sale and half the stuff they had I haven't seen in there before, I would like to go back and get some more so hoping it is a stocked item.I think I payed just under $3 each , 25 to50% off,its reasonably soft so I will see how it goes!

I love this froggy photo,Hanging On is its title ,I pinched it from a journal from some guy in the USA ages ago,I look for these sorts as I find them inspiring..............darn it I just love photography..........

7 comments:

  1. I love what you do with colour, it's always an inspiration seeing your pictures. Keep up with the xperimental stuff, I love to see it! And the frog picture was adorable :)

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  2. Hey, You've made my night!thanks heaps for your comment,
    I am always on the look out for those one off photos,( I love my camera)

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  3. You have been productive - well done. I love the colour in the sweetpea jumper, you should wear it, and agree that Nundle yarn is too rough. Great K-Mart buys. Hope you get something for yourself out of it too.

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  4. I am curious to see how soft this Kamrt wool is when washed and also how well it dyes,I must stop spending on wool and get some Gaywool or Landscape dye instead(food dye is limiting) does anyone know which is the easiest to use,I am partial to microwave dyeing methods!

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  5. love the frog pic, just gorgeous! and i'm glad you went with the plummy country silk, i wore mine three days in a row. its a lovely knit, good drape and everything. and warm. and comfy (can you pick an obsessive knitter?)

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  6. LOL,Yes I am one....................I can't wait to get the green!

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