Thursday, 30 December 2010

Caterpillar's photo shoot

Kaffe Fassett's Caterpillar is now complete. Today the temperatures rose to a balmy 7C so it was enough for me to just slip it on and have a little walk  up the lane to the  green . There been a persistent fog last couple of days but my sparkly and colorful caterpillar drove all the grey away.




The knitting itself was quick with the 7mm needles. There is a shiny lurex in each row but it is accompanied by either double kid silk haze or rowan kid classic. I didn't have all the original colors, some are discontinued so had to substitute some colors but am pleased with the overall color scheme.  Reflecting back I think that if I was to do it again I would omit about 12 rows from the body's length. I'm petite and seldom wear long tunics which swallows my frame.




Those new forest ponies were not impressed at all with my presence , next time I'll bring carrots.

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting to you !!
 






Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Saturday progress shoot- Galvanized Cardigan

Remember this post ?

I'm using the original yarns in the magazine. The rowan felted tweed , ancient, is more sagey green than grey but is very stylish with the amber kidsilk haze. My hands had to get used to the dual colored single rib. I'm not fast at that as I want to , I still hold  the 2 yarns in my left hand .





               And down below is  a close up of the wrong side for those who wish to see it (you know who you are , haha).                                                                                                                                                              

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Brrrrrr...

The yarn for Scottie was laying dormant for at least eight years. It is the softly spun natural fleece by Jaeger.
Scottie was knitted out of necessity. An eastern arctic wave of snow and ice was hitting this country .

I'm naturally drawn to fine yarns and holding the thick  9mm needles took some time to adjust to. I wanted a thick zipped long Cardigan and chose a Martin Storey design from a jaeger JB 32 booklet. It is very quick to knit , thick yarn is very rewarding in that aspect. The zipper though took couple of days to sew and I made it fit right to the top of the collar so that when you feel extra chilly you zip yourself right up and cover your neck.
Scottie is my favourite homely warmer. I'm pleased.





 











Maxi also thinks its comfy !!