I picked up a little treat at the Twist Fibre Festival.
Some lovely silk/mohair laceweight in tealy blues.
I'm thinking of an ombré effect shawl.
Not sure what pattern to use. Perhaps this, this or this.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Got a lovely package in the mail this week.
Some very pretty merino I ordered from Wild Plums.
This pretty stuff is making my fingers itch for my wheel, but I need to concentrate on replenishing Gris stock for the fall. Even though the heat's made a bit of a return in these parts, there's no denying that woolies will feature prominently in my near future.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Monday, August 20, 2012
The insane summer heat is finally just a sweaty, sticky memory. I actually pulled a shawl out this morning. I never showed you this one. It's one of my favourites.
Textured shawl recipe by Orlane, a free pattern on Ravelry. There are lots of beautiful examples of this pattern. Like this one, this one, and this one.
I used Madeline Tosh Eyre, in a lovely greyish blue colourway (sadly discontinued)
A pure knitting and wearing pleasure.
How about you, are you excited that cooler days are back?
Do you know Phoebe Stout? She's the talented lady behind Untold Imprint. Several months ago, she posted about a lovely project called Craft It Forward. The first 5 people to comment on her blog received some lovely handmade goods and agreed to do the same on their blog.
I jumped at the chance. I'd be a longtime fan of Phoebe and thought the project was such a lovely idea. I received a lovely necklace/wrap bracelet, as well as a pretty tea towel and hand printed card.
The sweet tea towel graces a wall in my work studio.
I've purchased several of Phoebe's pieces since, and they've been in heavy rotation all summer.
The little green necklace features a lovely brass bell that gently tinkles when I move.
This photo is for my husband, who complains that I never include photos of me fully smiling.
Phoebe has such a lovely sense of aesthetics: calm and natural. And very beautiful quality!
So, if you would like to receive a little handmade treat, leave me a comment. The first five people who do will receive a package from me. Once you do, write a blog post about it and continue the project by sending something handmade to the first five commenters on your post. Send anything handmade by you, before the end of 2012.