about the blues and the knitting continuously without a great deal of planning. This is another of my blues pieces
Yes it is knitted in the round, and it is long or is that round enough to wrap your neck one, two or three times, up to you.
Although this neck and shoulder warmer or short poncho (Schoncho) with large polo collar is.
Created with 1 strand Naturally Merino et Soie 10 ply with 30% silk and 70% NZ merino and 1 strand of Naturally 1 ply Mist superfine Kid Mohair. Sadly these are discontinued yarns. It was knitted in the round with Yarn Over increases from the neck down.
I have been a wee bit lost of late.
We are gardening a lot – and it has been hot and sticky, and I have been knitting a lot in the afternoons when it was too hot outside as well as in the evenings in front of the telly.
Today I decided to look at my pile of UFOs – those that need a check for threads to weave in etc so that I could begin photographing them – should they be interesting enough to be photographed. Shock horror – I have knitted a dozen or so neck warmer/cowl pieces all in a similar style, as well as 4 garter stitch capelets.
I have just not been concentrating on what I have been creating – I have just been knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and maybe knitting some more.
Is this a sign of a fine madness or simply madness
These 4 are those which are most different – and think of it another 11 neck/shoulder warmers and 3 more capelets.
We have had our family living here in our wee house for 20 weeks where the intention was maybe about 8 weeks. They moved out the Sunday before Christmas and we are both glad and sad.
It has been wonderful watching our wee granddaughter move from nearly crawling but backwards to a fully fledged biped – walking and running and laughing. It has been challenging for us all and especially L & M, they have had all the upheavals of full time work, managing a house removal and a house relocation plus various illnesses during those weeks. But I wouldn’t have had it any other way and aren’t we the lucky ones – they are only next door.
But the house is quiet, so so quiet.
We are still finding stuff that is theirs and finding our own stuff and we are slowly putting the place back into order right on top of Christmas and New Year. I didn’t even find my Christmas decorations bar one – the welcome wreath for our front door.
I am now sorting boxes and reorganising my yarn space and in doing so I found a folder that I had quite forgotten about. The Alpaca Expo 2009 Fashion Show, Garment Catalogue and on the front is my dress created using yarn from Andy of Flagstaff Alpacas. The varigated yarns from Flagstaff Alpaca were designed and dyed by Doe Arnot
Thank you to Miriam Dixon of Karisma animal companions who communicated with me across the world and then sent this catalogue and my dress to my daughters home in NZ, whilst we were still in the Netherlands.
Now we are back from the Netherlands and retired living in a piece of paradise in Miranda, the Waikato; and I may yet get to meet the people who made it possible for me to source such lovely yarns and then included my piece in the Alpaca Expo catalogue.
I have joined the Creative Fibre group in Thames and plan to make 2014 my own after being back for just over 2 years and I am itching (not a good word for a yarnie) to be creating with fibre as well as continuing the development of our lovely garden and just maybe I’ll take the opportunity to create in alpaca again.
had their final gathering for the year last Monday and I did manage to get there. Being the last gathering for the year everyone contributed to a fantastic lunch and enjoyed an extensive Show and Tell of of work created in many different fields from tiny needle felted teddies to huge patchwork quilts. The range of art and craft creations was incredible.
I haven’t been very creative in my work in the past few years. Oh Yes I have knitted many pieces (mostly my own designs), and written some patterns and enjoyed creating my cunning J.C. hat and Tardis for Nerds and Nomsense and baby pieces for our wee Gemma.
But by creative, really creative I mean unique pieces like my Great New Zealand Cloak and Leucosia. Pieces that cannot be replicated, nor can a pattern be made for it; and then there are those pieces that are intensely personal like my Alzheimer Brain Cells.
I took with me to show and tell my cloak and the pink sleeveless jacket and they were well received. It was fabulous because I needed a boost to move my fingers and brain along towards unique creations once more. My brain cells are whirring again.
And I have joined the Thames Creative Fibre group. Roll on 2014.
In creating this wee post I have discovered I didn’t write a post about Leucosia – so that will be next.
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