Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Do you avoid making garments that need you to sew seams? I am usually disappointed by my efforts I have to say which is such a let down after the whole process of choosing pattern/colours/yarn, not to mention project process.
So then you can imagine my delight when Susan, a long time reader of my blog sent me this fantastic article from the Twist Collective, I'm seriously thinking about pulling out the seams on my Rand Cushion and doing them again with these tips!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I am staggered by the amount of crochet that I am seeing around in fashion these days. I just love it!
I saw this bag online at a shop called The Limited. It's made with synthetic straw, but I'm seriously thinking it would be totally gorgeous in some BC Garn Silkbloom Fino. I even have a similar colour. I am going to use this picture as inspiration and combine it with the similar stitches in a pattern I'm currently working on, Coco's Bobble Dress, but I'm thinking that I might make mine more like a drawstring bag...hmmm not sure yet. Yes, this one is definitely going in the (very large) project to do queue.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
What a wonderful day I had yesterday showing off my yarn! It was like the best 'show and tell' session ever. Even I was discovering new colours to put on my wish list. The yarn is usually stored in closed containers so even I don't get to see it set up in all its glory. I was particularly drawn to the Holst Garn Wool/Silk Antimony and find myself thinking about it a LOT today.
But I digress. Thank you to everyone who ventured down to take a peep I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting with all of you.
After the morning showing I hosted a lunch for a very special group of crafty friends...a small thank you for being part of my journey into this creative world in the last few years. I had a blast, and I think they did too. You know you have great mates when they all pitch in as well - keeping me company in the morning, taking photos, setting up, dishes and even knitting/crocheting samples for my little store....what an amazing bunch of women!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A very quick reminder that I'm showcasing my yarn this morning at Griffith Neighbourhood Hall (besides the Griffith Shops) from 9 am until midday.
The car is packed, so I'm off - I hope to see you there,
Saturday, August 20, 2011
After finishing my scarf , I have completely fallen in love (again) with crochet and its possibilities. It's so fast and working with the baby alpaca was a dream....so soft and fluid, I can't stop thinking about the endless possibilities. It was sheer coincidence then that I found these photos by a Toronto based designers, Line Knitwear....although it could be done with crochet. Aren't they gorgeous? Now I just need the 7ft glamazon body to match!
(photos via crochet concupscience)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
On days like today when I feel (and know) that I have way too much to do, I need to for only a wee little while, breathe....knit a bit....breathe some more. Even 10 minutes of this helps me to stay calm and focused. It is a pity though that I can't look quite as gorgeous as Audrey doing it!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I won't lie to you there are SERIOUS advantages to having all of this yarn around the place! Take last night for example, I was working away on my scarf when it dawned on me that it is only 10 days till the family ski holiday, and I promised everyone new hats....yikes!
Sophie is sorted, she loves, loves, loves MillaMia's Fia Hat that I made earlier this winter - so that leaves me only 3 to go. I've already picked the patterns...phew! So, into the yarn room I go and start looking for colour inspiration...
I think first up is Sebastien and the Skinny Striped Hat (a free pattern from Blue Sky Alpaca)...I'm using the Semilla organic wool (DK weight)....and musing about the above colour combination. I like to let it sit around for a day or two usually so I'm really sure, but there is no time for that now. Tell me, what do you guys think about these colours?
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Another wonderful inside day in Canberra. I'm busy working on my Alpine Frost Scarf so that it can be ready for my very first SHOWCASE next Sunday - eeekkk!
It's funny how you can move around the colour spectrum in life, I find that I'm enjoying all the silvers, greys, and silvery green in my life a lot more these days....have a great one!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I'm so excited to be having my first SHOWCASE of yarn.
So if you are in or around Canberra on Sunday 21st August (9am until midday) come on down to the Griffith Neighbourhood Hall, just beside the Griffith shops in Barker Street.
I'll be there along with all of my yarn...and our special offer will still be on!
I can't wait to meet all of you!
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
I'm having such a good time with all of the new yarn in store that I've decided to hold my first snap sale.
So...from now until midnight AEST 26 August 2011....
...spend $50 in store and get 5% discount
...spend $100 in store and get 10% discount!
...and remember SHIPPING in Australia is always FREE!
Pattern pictured - MillaMia's Gabrielle jumper
from Close Knit Gang pattern book
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I woke up this morning to this wonderful fog - we have our fair share of them here in Canberra. The airport gets fogged in and if you are in the know and you want to get out of Canberra in the morning during winter it is best to book the first flight out - otherwise you may get stuck waiting for aircraft to arrive.
So what to do with this weather so perfect for staying inside...hmmmm.
Well despite all the new arrivals to the store last week, I have resisted casting something on with them and I have decided to keep the natural order of things and start projects in order of their arrival in-store....I tell you it's hard my friends to be surrounded by so much lovliness and frustrating because I just want to knit and crochet ALL THE TIME!
I was trying to get a good shot showing the pattern here, which according to those that have gone before me - "needs a good blocking!" I still think it's pretty as it is ....and here is a macro of the yarn. I know I'm biased but using this yarn I feel like I'm actually patting a baby alpaca, it is so so so so soft!
Friday, August 5, 2011
A very quick post today...BC Garn Semilla (DK and Aran) Organic Wool is here and it is stunning! I ordered both the Semilla (8ply) and Semilla grosso (10ply). I will load it up to the shop today and tonight - and then cast something on....oh the choices...