While touring around the Gibsons’ Fibre Festival a couple of weeks ago, I found 1218 meters of Bluefaced Leicester, hand-dyed by Knitopia’s owner, Lynne. With subtle greys, teal and black through-out the yarn, I knew it was destined to come home with me. It’s a heavy sport weight, almost DK but not quite. I have… Continue reading anatinae (noun). a dabbling bird. a grey teal.
I can’t believe it’s finished: Manu by Kate Davies is finished. I started this in March 2010 and have been working on it steadily since over the spring and summer. I even started bargaining with myself to knit an inch on the body after I worked a 50g ball on Kerrera. That meant I had… Continue reading alpakka love.
Finishing the pockets on Manu left me thinking that possibly seamless pockets weren’t something that people commonly do. I was taught by my Aunt Yvonne prior to her dying a couple of years ago (the blog is named after her home in England). She was working on a baby jacket and I just filed the… Continue reading seamless pockets.
Manu was un-zipped this morning. Although I kept a cool exterior while I was doing it, I was internally freaking out the whole way. I always worry when I am un-zipping a provisional cast-on that things are not going to go as planned. Of course, I worried for nothing and she is now being applied… Continue reading pearls for Manu. and other inspirations.
I showed you this cardigan as it was drying a couple of months ago. I haven’t done a photo shoot yet because I just didn’t know about it and I wasn’t sure what to say. This is my own design – the inspiration came from a woman walking past me on 4th Avenue wearing something… Continue reading twin leaves cardigan.
This is a gift for a family friend who my parents are going to visit later this month. I had promised Mom that it would be finished before they left so that she could gift it to Nancy before they came home (mailing it after having been there would have been a little tacky!). And… Continue reading traveling again.
Finishing Kerrera (by Gudrun Johnston) was a bit of a marathon but well worth it! I heart this sweater although I was sweating through the photo shoot because it is so warm. I started this on 5.5mm circs in size 36.5” bust but frogged and started over on 5.00mm circs in size 34.5” bust. I… Continue reading hooded. and adorable.