Wednesday, July 23, 2014

instagram:

Understanding Berlin’s Pink Pipes with @Berlinstagram

To view more photos and videos of the pink pipes in Berlin, browse the #thatpipeagain hashtag and follow @berlinstagram on Instagram

Berlin is one big swamp—or at least it used to be. Distinctive pink pipes twist through the city to the nearest river or canal. As groundwater levels are very high, this prevents the city from submerging into a giant puddle.

The pipes are designed to withstand shrinkage or breakage in extreme temperatures, and the distinct pink color is the result of a study which found this color is preferred by both youth and older generations who are young at heart. Berlin Instagrammer Michael Schulz (@berlinstagram) created the #thatpipeagain hashtag to capture them. “The pink pipes are quite iconic for Berlin,” he says. “When I first visited the city 20 years ago and came across them, I was fascinated and irritated at once—and those pipes stuck to my mind as a characteristic thing of the city.” Now, people all over Berlin use the hashtag to spark conversation about the pink pipes and capture them from different angles throughout the city.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The third slip stitch pattern I’m sampling from The Essential Guide to Colour Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe (goodreads link this time!) is three and one stitch. This is lovely and squishy to touch and has quite a bit of stretch in both directions. It naturally lies flat making it ideal for coasters; it’s squishyness makes it good for absorbing spills and the open texture makes it easy to wash them out! I think I might make some with some of the mountain of acrylic DK yarn I have around!

Next is Triple-L tweed :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here is ‘Two-tone lattice’ as promised!
This is the second slip stitch pattern in this book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe.
I’m thinking these patterns might be good to use to make knitted bags, since the resulting fabric is very dense. There might be no need for a lining.
Next will be ‘Three and one stitch’!

Here is ‘Two-tone lattice’ as promised!

This is the second slip stitch pattern in this book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe.

I’m thinking these patterns might be good to use to make knitted bags, since the resulting fabric is very dense. There might be no need for a lining.

Next will be ‘Three and one stitch’!

Thursday, April 3, 2014
So I’ve been overwhelmed with excitement after getting hold of this book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe.
There is so much in it in terms of using colours together, techniques for working with colour change yarns and more, so I decided to start at the beginning of the book with the slip stitch patterns.
The first is waffle check. I’d never experimented with slip stitch patterns before and find they make a dense fabric due to the tension between the rows. Maybe good for the soles of socks for this reason but I’d have to work out how to have more rows on the sole than the top of the foot.
Next will be ‘Two-tone lattice’!

So I’ve been overwhelmed with excitement after getting hold of this book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques by Margaret Radcliffe.

There is so much in it in terms of using colours together, techniques for working with colour change yarns and more, so I decided to start at the beginning of the book with the slip stitch patterns.

The first is waffle check. I’d never experimented with slip stitch patterns before and find they make a dense fabric due to the tension between the rows. Maybe good for the soles of socks for this reason but I’d have to work out how to have more rows on the sole than the top of the foot.

Next will be ‘Two-tone lattice’!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I don’t just knit! This time I’m making a bullroarer! I’ve made one before which was really exiting as I didn’t know what sound to expect! Here is a recording of it: This time I’m making a much bigger one which should make a lower pitch.

Friday, February 21, 2014
Got this cheerful purple sparkly acrylic for my birthday and couldn’t resist starting a quick neck warmer / snood! Using a stitch called punchwork, only 4 rows with a 3 stitch repeat, nice and easy to do and a nice airy stitch.

Got this cheerful purple sparkly acrylic for my birthday and couldn’t resist starting a quick neck warmer / snood! Using a stitch called punchwork, only 4 rows with a 3 stitch repeat, nice and easy to do and a nice airy stitch.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
passionknits:

Andrea’s Shawl (Delight). on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/79741249?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=image_share&utm_source=tumblr

gorgeous use of colour with a cheeky lace edging :)

passionknits:

Andrea’s Shawl (Delight). on We Heart It. http://weheartit.com/entry/79741249?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=image_share&utm_source=tumblr

gorgeous use of colour with a cheeky lace edging :)

This shawl has been sitting around for months waiting to be re blocked. I’m looking forward to wearing it again!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Body done! Sleeves are also done and I’m currently knitting the neckband (that’s it in the second photo!). If I continue to have a horrible cold for the next few days it should be finished before next weekend :D

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Have picked up celtic braid/stockport again. Made a chart using sconcho knitting charting software to get past the point where I kept making mistakes. Found most of the previous cables are a row too short…oops!

Have picked up celtic braid/stockport again. Made a chart using sconcho knitting charting software to get past the point where I kept making mistakes. Found most of the previous cables are a row too short…oops!