Thursday, May 24, 2012
But getting back to my scarf, it is made in a fine 2ply cashmere yarn from Belisa Cashmere in Bundanoon. The pattern is a simple drop stitch one found at Frazzled Knits. It's the same pattern that I used to make this green one last year. It's amazing how changing the yarn can make such a difference. This is what the pattern looks like close up.
Now to decide what next to knit? New gloves or a bag? I so want to do both!
Monday, May 21, 2012
I have been having fun with a black-work pattern lately. The pattern is one that I created myself using a photo as inspiration. I was planning on using the whole photo, but only managed a small part from it. The pattern would have been too large for the purpose of what it was being designed for if I had used the whole photo.
This piece was started to test out the pattern & see where it would take me. I wanted to know how the motifs could interact with each other. As I stitched, I saw huge possibilities with pattern placement, colour usage, stitches to leave out, stitches to add in etc. That is the case with any pattern I guess. It's been fun though, & I have another two examples of the use of this pattern that I will show you further down the track. You will all just have to come back later to see what they are.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
here & here. It has been made only from scraps, mostly poly cottons. I prefer 100% cotton for quilts but I guess someone will love it no matter what it is made from.