Sunday, 27 October 2013

Gelato Baby Blanket

The days have been speeding past without much time to take a breath and catch you up on all of the news. With much happening over the last week, the only knitting that has been happening were some bunting (unfortunately I forgot to photograph those) and this cotton baby blanket called Gelato. I am pretty excited because this is the last section and there is a good chance of finishing it tonight. This is the latest project in my quest to finish my cotton collection before moving into my new house. I reckon there are only about two more blankets to go!

There were some wonderful moments though over the last week and a bit, where lovely time was spent with knitters! Last weekend I had the privilege of giving an hours' worth of knitting class as part of Knitting for Mental Health along with a very crafty friend and that was so much fun. It reminded me of the joy in sharing with others things you love and seeing at least some finding a connection with this strange addictive activity that keeps me entertained every evening.
Beautiful rose spotted this morning
On the house front, we may be getting the keys on Monday....very exciting. As so many people have already put it, we are about to start our own version of "Grand Designs" no doubt I will be sharing many a renovation story with you....that is if the renovation has taken over all my knitting time in the mean time.....

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Miss Fisher's Scarf

A very quick post tonight as it is late and my body clock is still on Adelaide time. We had a wonderful time these holidays touring around Adelaide and its surrounding areas. It was wonderful to spend time as a family away from the day-to-day and was good too to be able to share some of it with my mother-in-law as well. We really all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Highlights for me were lunch at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, a day by the sea at Glenelg, tapas and marvellous wine at The Apothecary 1878, shopping at Hahndorf, Adelaide Zoo and taking in a couple of amazing shows.

I did get to do some knitting too during this time. The inspiration came from the Miss Phryne Fisher book/TV series and her taste for architectural, art deco pieces of clothing. It is a much brighter pink colour than she would have used but I think the fishtail lace would have been right up her alley. It turned out really well, no small thanks to using stitch markers to mark the repeats of the lace pattern. This meant that I was able to very quickly fix any errors before they even became a problem and this got around the "it is too late at night to knit lace" syndrome. It will be joining the gallery of things to buy on the A Passionate Yarn website in due course.
I also finally took photos of the finished "Sea Dragon" Feather and Fan Scarf, I made a while back with some lovely Morris and Sons Quartet (soybean protein silk and wool blend).
I am off to work on some knitted bunting for a very exciting workshop that is happening next weekend. I will tell you a bit more about it later in the week as I get more organised. For now, have a wonderful start to the week and happy knitting!