Archive for May, 2012
It is amazing how much one can achieve while sitting in the car at drop off or pick up time for the school bus. Finished 2 beanies over the last bit, and started another for a bloke. Not for my bloke you understand. That Best Beloved doesn’t wear Beanies. Maybe if it becomes cold enough on his little lifestyle block – he might decide a Beanie is better than a cap. Will have to wait and see.
Back to shells and that challenging knitting : the Shell thingy
I think I did, and there is not much to show – but I am giving a little peek.
Will it work – I don’t know yet,
and can’t show or tell yet
really I can’t
We wandered in on an open day for the monumental buildings of Haarlem – a group of amazing buildings to which this gallery clearly belongs.
And we spied the following pieces – one an orange knit work, and the other a flowing silk installation with beads. They were curious. I have tried to find the titles of the works and the creator – but no luck.
Quick and easy – knit in the round. The black beanie is knit with k1 p1 rib and then stocking stitch on the crown. The blue one was k2 p2 rib all the way and also knit in the round.
Seems odd to expect 8 year olds to wear black beanies and gloves to school when the uniform is a great blue. But I guess black shoes, socks and shorts need black beanies and gloves. Anyway it is done now and his ears are warm.
I am working on Viggos beanie while away this weekend and then I will be back to my skirt and top in various cottons.
I received a note on facebook back in April from Val a lovely lady from Lancashire, in the North West of England. She told me that in the new Simply Knitting magazine they mentioned my website. I looked for the issue in the local shops but couldn’t find it so Val sent me the relevant pages.
Simply Knitting magazine has a page called “In the Loop” which is their pick of books, patterns, websites and electronic gizmos you won’t want to miss. At the bottom under Websites Three to View they have Down Under and my website. How cool is that.
thank you Simply Knitting and thank you Val as I may never have known that issue 92, the spring issue included this reference.
You can purchase the digital copy of Simply Knitting Magazine on Zinio as I have.
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