Wednesday, 10 March 2010

FO: Bainbridge Scarf

Here's another long finished project that I had yet to add to my blog, so off we go...


Pattern: Bainbridge Scarf by MintyFresh
Web Link: here
My Rav Link: here
Needles: 4mm
Yarn: Lincraft Angora Plus

This yarn is so soft and has a great drape.. it's super warm and heavy though, not all that great for Queensland knitting XD. I really enjoyed knitting with it though... shame it was so expensive.
The pattern really is quite ingenious, it's so simple and easy, but has great results.
I shared it with everyone at my local knitting/spinning group and they were all very impressed with it as well, and many of them have since made 1 or more themselves.


Monday, 8 March 2010

FO: Aestlight I and II

I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. There aren't many out there for shawls that work really well with variegated yarn, so that made it even more exciting.

The main body of the shawl flew off the needles, and was great tv knitting, but the edging became very tedious towards the end. I found it very fiddly, but it was worth it to see the results, and the magic of blocking is always like unearthing a completely different item.
I finished this over 6 months ago, so yes, you could say that I'm a bit behind...
There is more rambling on my project pages on Ravelry.

I loved the results so much that I decided almost straight away to cast on a second shawl. This was very much surprising itself, because I am not one to knit something twice - when there are so many amazing patterns out there. I decided to ditch the edging for this one, after seeing a few others do the same, and convincing myself that it would cut out a lot of the work. (gotta have an incentive to counteract the laziness!)

Pattern: Aestlight Shawl by Gudrun Johnston
Web Link: here
My Rav Link: Part I and Part II
Needles: 4mm
Yarn: Part I - The Knittery handdyed 4ply sock, Part II - Claudia hand painted merino

Click the photos to enlarge in flickr.





I'm resuscitating my blog!

I know it's been an awfully long time since I updated here, but I need to find some kind of return to motivation, and this might help! I even let my paid flickr account expire... shame on me :P

First I'm going to update with some finished objects. Though there haven't been many of those around lately, either. Even if I don't really have much more time, with one child at school, it sure is a lot more peaceful around here lately... so I'm going to attempt to get the crafty thing happening again! Especially since it's rained every day here for over a week. I'm not sure how I managed to get washing dry - a feat in itself!
At least that was an excuse to dust off my camera...