Tag: New Zealand yarn
Aug 17, 10:51pm
Will I dream the skirt stitch counts? k1 – 25, slip 1, k1, PSSO, k1-25, slip 1, k1, PSSO, k1, will it work like counting sheep? snore bizzzz
Aug 18, 10:42am
Skirt is still in progress – think about the lace, not sure yet if I will add it. Maybe the lack of time will influence the decision.
Brain dead in the knit dept today. Skirt is at crisis point – what to do?????? stop or go on ???
should I be tweeting, kweeting, kneeting, knieting, knitting? I think I should, I think I could, I think I will, I think I am KNITTING now!!
Skirt at 200 stitches, casting off, then I will check my brain & decide what next. Brain is a little strung out just now, need colour & drama!
Skirt is sitting on chair saying go on, do something, do something else, go on. So I did do something. I bought yarn at De Afstap in Amsterdam
Thinking of top part of this outfit. Is it really called that today? I don’t know. I am to create full deal – top to toe for the parade.
Top design loses, bed wins. Brain is shutting down. I was skyping NZ at 1.30am my time (NL) to talk with sister at 11.30am her time (NZ)
Aug 19, 9:19am
Pile of mags, internet, knit books, ideas file, friend Meredith in Adelaide, We have to design the perfect top to go with the perfect skirt.
From Connielene – NOT A TWEET: There will be no more pictures – as I do have to keep the lid on what I am creating. I will still tweet a little of course so there may be a further chapter in the story of Lake Hawea.
Tweets for the uninitiated – can be no more than 140 characters. If you take the trouble to count the tweet characters you will see that mine here are 140 or 141 or 142. What that means is that I have added a full stop, or a space when I added them to my blog – which I ignored when I tweeted to keep the piece within the 140 characters.
I am to create a mohair throw as a wedding gift for a young couple based in London.
Whatever I create with this lovely brief – it will have fabulous fabulous colours, and being created with lots of mohair this throw will also have a rich silky and luxurious feel. So very perfect as a wedding gift. The colour plan includes red, black, and silver or grey – depending on the yarns I find. I may include some wool and faux fur sections – if the colours are so absolutely right.
I have not been asked to create any specific design, nor have I been asked to be formal in my colour use. Yippee!
What to do?
Looking for the yarns will be the first step.
I am going to New Zealand in 3 weeks – maybe I will source some yarns there.
We have enjoyed the snow, the stillness, the light, the food, the family, the fun and joy of being together, and skyping Melissa, Tomas and Laurence in New Zealand, and I finished some of my knitting projects in time believe it or not.
While our family were driving from Switzerland to us in Haarlem in the Netherlands on Christmas Eve day – I finished the two hats for the boys – one purple, and one orange. I also went over the huge rug, bed cover, to be snuggled under mohair and faux fur piece to make certain all those ends were gone. And I found some ends of course.
I didn’t start the red socks – so those are IOU’s for JJ and for Morgan.
I did complete a cream cowl for Angelica the day before. It was knitted in 2 strands of Naturally Mist 1 ply Super fine Kid Mohair from New Zealand. It does look fantastic. It was knitted in the round from the neck down with 3 rows purl, 3 rows Knit – and increasing both the stitches and the numbers of rows of purl and knit. The cardigan will have to wait for another time. Angelica is from Chile and has extraordinary skin colour and the cream cowl looks great on her. I think this one might just make it into the patterns to come category as it looks really good.
I didn’t finish the capes and scarves so they are still in my unfinished object pile.
Because of the timing of completion of the hats and cowl I don’t have good photos – just snaps taken at present opening time. They have promised to send good photographs.
JJ is at work, the house is empty, and now I can just knit again – but somehow watching the birds eating the food we have placed outside in the tree I can see from my windows and the snowy scene around it keeps drawing me to it.
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