Sunday, 25 April 2010


Finally the spring has sprung, the weather got warmer and sunnier so I've managed to wear 'shallot' couple of times. I've knitted it whilst holidaying in Lanzarote . Its interesting to know that the yarn I've used was once part of several other garments worn by other people. Revive by Rowan is totally recycled. You see, there once were clothing, used or faulty or even new and then they've been sterilised and sorted by fibre composition and then grinded to loose fibers. Those loose fibers then were carded and spun into cotton , silk and viscose composition yarn.

Revive has flecks of color, not as soft as pima cotton and somewhat splitty if you are not careful.

I'm pleased with this little cardi, and the match to the Liberty's button.

Nice with sleeveless tee and jeans, sandals and sunglasses on..ahh summer soon !

Friday, 9 April 2010

The Lovely Aeolian Shawl ..

I've been busy with my knitting and completed few garments. One of the projects I really enjoy knitting is this lovely shawl designed by Elizabeth freeman. She called it Aeolian and because she is a tree counter, the designs is inspired by the shape of trees. The pattern is free and available on knitty. I've knitted it together with Elseline. We both chose lace for this pattern. I had a very nice red lace alpaca while Elseline knitted it with a dark bamboo yarn, from Habu. I chose to knit it without the beads as I wished it to be not too dressy. Both shawls are very pretty.
You can see the finished shawl before blocking above . It looks nothing like the blocked piece. The pink color is untrue, my shawl is very red.

Above is the shawl drying away , blocked on the guestroom mattress.

Here is my daughter modelling the shawl for me ! Lovely !