FO: Lune shawl

FO: Lune shawl

This should have auto-published yesterday. :sigh: Saturday’s post will be forthcoming…
Lune Shawl FO collage

Pattern: Lune Shawl by Miriam L. Felton

Yarn: Patons North America Classic Wool Tweeds hand dyed for me by KnittingKnadie as part of the Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Swap 2011. Approx. 500 yds used.

Notes:

  • Worked in worsted weight yarn
  • Central panel worked in moss (US: seed) stitch to enhance the tweed yarn
  • I love this shawl. It sits really well on the shoulders and is very warm
  • It isn’t an easy brain-off pattern due to the spiralling increases.
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Pattern: Rosita cosies in Knit Now issue 20

Pattern: Rosita cosies in Knit Now issue 20

Long time no blog! It’s difficult blogging when everything I’m doing is under embargo! Well, here’s what I was doing in December and January which I couldn’t talk about!

I managed to squeeze 5 items out of 100 g of yarn (8-cup cafetiere/French Press cosy not pictured). Not bad, huh?

For this design I was inspired by two things; a husband-and-wife designing team and a love of hot coffee. Tai and Rosita Missoni’s love of fabrics with chevrons of varying widths gave me the idea for the stitch pattern, and the recent purchase of a cafetiere which doesn’t always retain it’s heat lead me to the design. I chose midnight-blue and fawn-cream colours to lend a French bistro feel to the designs, but I think these items would also look great in bright, sunny colours.
Knit Now issue 20 is available from newsagents and supermarkets UK-wide and via Apple’s App store for all i-devices.

Milla Mia Naturally Soft Merino in Colours Fawn (106) and Midnight (101)

Approx. meters used for each item.
8-Cup Cafetiere Cosy: 54 m each colour
2-Cup Cafetiere Cosy: 23 m each colour
Coaster: 10 m each colour
Coffee Sleeve: 17 m each colour
Mug Hug: 20 m each colour

30 Day Photographic Challenge: Days 11-13

30 Day Photographic Challenge: Days 11-13

DAY 11: Something Blue

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Devon"

DAY 12: Sunset

A lack of actual sun forced me to get creative!

DAY 13: Yourself With 13 Things

1: Mandala, 2: Swan Lake, 3: Bitterroot, 4: Cracktus, 5: Clapotis, 6: Aestlight, 7: Lune, 8: Clapotis, 9: Flowing Rivers/Moss Shawl, 10: Lotus Blossom, 11: Citron, 12: Summer Mystery Shawl, 13: Aestlight

FO: Slip into Spring Socks

FO: Slip into Spring Socks

The time: Mid-March.

The challenge: make my mum a pair of socks with no lace, no cables, no short-row heels but which will be fun and interesting enough for me not to want to stab my own eyes out.

The result: Slip into Spring!

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