ConnieLene – KnitDesigner

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It’s the job that is never started

by on Nov.12, 2016, under Blog

It’s the job that is never started that takes the longest to finish.

Thank you J.R.R. Tolkien.

I never stop knitting and playing with colour and yarn in my mind, but over recent months I have not really managed to actually knit, well not very much.

But the process is happening again – I have decided that I must set up a room properly and call it my studio (2nd bedroom).

Step 2 is to finish my unfinished WIP.

But that will depend on just what else could be started in the meantime especially when I will be reminded of my yarn as I move it from my smallest bedroom into my studio.

red red wine cowl

pink rabbit angora cowl

marbling cowl 3

coast sands

And just to let you know that I am finishing a lovely black kid mohair with variegated 4ply yarn in pinks to purple and black. It is only the final cast off and a few ends to weave in. It is also a version of my Connie Cowl design, but with an added frilly bottom edge.

And I am doing this while listening to Leonard Cohen.

I am so grateful that I saw him in New Zealand in 2013 and delighted to have his music to knit and remember him by.

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some knit weeks are great

by on Sep.23, 2015, under Blog

Knitted a black all over cabled cowl and then the same cable stitch separated by the k3 p3 rib.

black cable cowl Black Cabled Cowl knitted in double knit or 8 ply yarn

black rib cowl flat The Right Side

black rib cowl wrong side The Wrong or Inside

cable and rib cowl  anny blatt fine kid Anny Blatt Fine Kid yarn shorter version of the Cabled Cowl with cables separated by knit 3 purl 3 ribs.
rib cowl hood doubled Longer Cowl doubled over to make a delicious soft warm cowl.

rib cowl hood front Longer Cowl (19.5 inches) as hood and cowl

long cowl rib abd cableThere will be a beret or slouchy and fingerless gloves to go with this pattern – eventually.

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I do like hats and they are small enough when the going is rough

by on Sep.15, 2015, under Blog

The going has been rough for a bit here in Miranda

And hats even in 4 ply or 3 ply are still small enough to keep the hands occupied when the mind is racing

pink slouchy beret This is a 4 ply slouchy in Rowan yarn – I can’t find the label – but it is Rowan purchased at De Afstap in Amsterdam. It was lovely to knit and has been snapped up by a relative who loves the yarn and the simple crossover stitch on it.

beanie slouchy hat in 4 ply

So I made another – in brown variegated 3 ply sock yarn – which loses the crossover stitch because the yarn is so busy. The hat still works though.

beanie slouchy hat

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A wee spring jacket

by on Sep.06, 2015, under Blog

It isn’t finished but I do like the lightness of it – knit in one piece including the short sleeves.

spring bolero jacket

I’m not sure I like the dark rib edge but it is a pattern in process still.

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new design – bad photo

by on Jul.04, 2015, under Blog

I know that you have no idea what this is – the next photos will be great but will not be available until the piece is completed and I have my real live model – but I couldn’t wait to show where I am up to. This has been my birthday present to my self knitting this piece over the last 4 days.

test design

Best Beloved cooked all day yesterday for my birthday, he made pea and ham soup for today. He created it not with a bacon hock but with a pork hock. He added bacon bits, smoky paprika and so on to improve the soup flavour. He then created a pork curry for dinner and we will eat soup all day today should it be cold enough with his home made spelt bread.

Me – well I might just knit all day.


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