A little somethin'-somethin' I bought on the way back to the office today from Sunspun. I love this colour. Maybe another pair of a 3rd pair of Noro Camp Out Mitts. We'll see.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Sooo, I didn't tell you all about my trip away with the knitting crew to the Bendigo Woollen Show. It was great...well apart from getting gastro which I caught from my 5yr old! Thanks Kai.
We stayed at an amazing place called Lochinver about 45mins out of Bendigo. There were about 10 of us staying in that house. A lovely old homestead on a farm. Lots of rooms. Lots of places to knit or sew or chat in front of the fire.
I scored myself a lovely bit of stash at the show. A lot of yarns I'd never heard or let alone tried before. And a few that I have.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
One last post for tonight, promise :)
A couple of sweaters that I've been completely inspired by. That's the last thing I need. MORE awesome yarny inspiration. I especially can't get the sweater with the red stripes out of my mind. So many WIPs, so little kitting time...sigh.
And Marian in Malabrigo Rasta. I can never get the mobious thing to work so I had someone else do it for me :)
These will both come in handy as it's been very cold here in Melbourne this winter!
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I really wanted to try both these heels. I was taken with the Sweet Tomato with visions of the wedges not disturbing the stripey pattern. This particular sock had 72st to account for smaller needles and tighter gauge. I think that's what messed this up. The heel turned out too...round or big or however you describe it. In hindsight I should have just done 2 wedges instead of 3.
In any case I ripped it out and made a contrast heel using Wollmeise in Mohrchen. In the same vein, it was a bit large due to the extra stitches. But it looks pretty neat I think.
I haven't given up on sweet tomato. I will give it a go with a 64st sock.
This one is taking a while because I keep getting sidetracked. But I'm finally on a roll. I'm not far from separating for sleeve shaping. This is so heavily modified from the original pattern. I hope I can make it work. So far so good!