Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Yum Yum, Yarn!

Monday morning gave a nice surprise, for here's what I received in the mail yesterday:

100 % natural silvery-black alpaca. Sooo soft, it was a real pleasure winding the skeins into balls. =) This lovely stuff can be found at Stick Chick Designs on Etsy, a shop full of all kinds of natural, undyed fibers. Go take a look!

The big question is, how do I decide what to make with this? Whatever it'll be, it'll be alllll mine!

Monday, May 07, 2007

Knotwork knitting is fun!

I thought I'd give knotwork knitting another try. I tried it for a sweater a long time ago and liked the result, but that's about it. This time however, I found I LOVE doing it. It's not too difficult, but it demands concentration and focus - a combination I, oddly enough, find very relaxing.

I made several items once I got started, here's one of them:

I designed the pattern myself, inspired by Celtic and Viking knotwork, and used cotton yarn. The bag is just big enough to hold a standard DVD-case. It closes with a zipper, which would have been a simple thing to add, had I not managed to sew it on the wrong way around at first. :D

Other recent knotwork items include a belt and a headband. They're all unique, because it's more fun trying new pattern ideas. I imagine there will be more knotwork in the future.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I just love red and black together

So I've been knitting again. I must say it's the perfect way to spend a long, boring train ride. This is the result of the latest 5 hour train ride:

They're for sale, but I don't know how long it'll be before I break down and take them for myself. Consider yourself warned.

By the way, I recently realized fingerless gloves would be the perfect accessory for a windy picnic. I just wish I had realized this before going on said windy picnic.
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