Monday, August 27, 2012

Got the blues

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I picked up a little treat at the Twist Fibre Festival.
Some lovely silk/mohair laceweight in tealy blues.

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I'm thinking of an ombré effect shawl.
Not sure what pattern to use. Perhaps this, this or this.

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Any thoughts?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Yummy fibre

Got a lovely package in the mail this week.
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 Some very pretty merino I ordered from Wild Plums.

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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.

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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.

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I used Madeline Tosh Eyre, in a lovely greyish blue colourway (sadly discontinued)

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A pure knitting and wearing pleasure.

How about you, are you excited that cooler days are back?

Untold Imprint and Craft It Forward

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The little green necklace features a lovely brass bell that gently tinkles when I move.

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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.