Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Frogged and recycled

I am much happier with the Noro cardi than the skirt mentioned in last post.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Never-ending Noro

Well I have been imprisoned in the village by polar tempertaures ice and snow for three weeks, no chance to get out and buy wool or for postie to fight his way through to me. So I had a look to see what I could find in my stash,.


I have a love hate thing about this Japanese yarn, once started the colour changes and the thick thin texture is hypnotic. Totally relaxing. But I'm not always over keen on results. I dont really like blends only pure wool and sometimes the colour combinations seem to clash. The skirt is an example. Always wanted to knit a skirt. It came out as promised but I dont really feel its me. Already frogged it. Fortunately unpicking can be as therapeutic as creating at times and it is already being recycled into a jacket. The second project was much more promising

Volna shawl in two skeins of Noro sekku lace weight.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Malabrigo Rasta

I rarely buy chunky wool as I can get more 'knitting' from thin yarn so I was very pleased to get this fantastic malabrigo rasta from a knitting pal sometime ago. It makes the cutest colourful cowl and mittens, I'm sure you agree. !

Saturday, 4 February 2012

The snow's back agian

and it's that time of year when us knitters are in our element!

Parcel from Twist Collective.

Winter isn't complele without making a cosy cream aran cable sweater and this is my offering for winter 2011 2012.