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!

Sunday, September 1, 2013
xerode:

Satellite view of Burning Man 2013 (via @nicholassmith)

Omg

xerode:

Satellite view of Burning Man 2013 (via @nicholassmith)

Omg

Sunday, June 30, 2013
Had a practice at spinning some yarn on my wheel! Need a *lot* of practice until it is usable ;)

Had a practice at spinning some yarn on my wheel! Need a *lot* of practice until it is usable ;)

Sunday, June 9, 2013
Woop seven cables done :D

Woop seven cables done :D