Friday, October 31, 2008

Quintessence of Delight

Comparable only to the aroma of baking bread. My Gaia DK from Sanguine Gryphon arrived. No photograph can capture the magic of this yarn. Touching it is like kissing the top of a baby's head. The colours are infinitely complex, deep and compelling. And it shines like gemstones.
O come, let us adore it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Love of Glove

I am over-the-moon in love with this glove! It has fingers! And they fit PERFECTLY! And it's pretty, and soft, and green!

Don't laugh guys, but I've been working on this for months. I've tested 4 or 5 different methods for making fingers and thumbs with jacquard before achieving this. Sideways, backwards, intarsia, jacquard, fingers-first, cuff-up...and the winner is: cuff-up, intarsia.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Holding Pattern

Well, this is the pattern for people who have no time to invent patterns.

1. Ch 108, join to form a ring. (or however many sts goes over your head comfortably)

2. Work whatever motifs take your fancy.

3. Fasten off.

And there you go, a Cowl. I got the graphics from this great book, Celtic Charted Designs by Co Spinhoven. Also a must-have for people with no time left to think.

Before I leave you, however, I have to share my greatest discovery of the decade. If you love beautiful clothes, Go Here. I haven't bought anything yet because I'm afraid if I start I won't be able to stop!