A beautiful Grasshopper in fingering weight from Republic of wool, beautiful greens, beautiful texture and a delight to knit with. Another pebble beach shawl knitted, using another hand dyed yarn, this shawl has to be added to my collection of hand dyed pebble. I am traveling around the world through the making of the pebble shawl following a hand dyed trail. I went to the UK with the phoenix pebble made of Countess Ablaze goodness, I went to Australia with sweet pebble made of Skeinyarn and now I went to the USA with Republic of Wool and all this travel was through seeing and knitting the colours of a thread of yarn. I guess that was a cheap way of travelling :)
I organised a mini giveaway at the end of February and I was meant to tell everyone who was the lucky winner on the 6th of March, so 8 days later I am finally writing the mini story of the little giveaway. First I would like to say thank you to all of you who left lovely comments on both my instagram and my little blog . THANKS :)!!!!!
Who does not daydream ?? I certainly do. Sometime it is about work ( I know, it is weird but I really LOVE my job) sometime it is about pretty things, knitting project, impossible creations and design, I also day dream about fabric, Lego, Minecraft, vintage my little pony…. the list is long I am a real daydreamer. The thing is that when I am in this parallel world I can still function at almost 50% which is quite useful as I can still have an almost normal social life :).
My little blog has been nominated by blogcreatifa for the daydreamer award and I am very happy that she has shared this award with me! it is a sweet feeling ! so thanks again! You made me smile!
Lately, I have been obsessed with two things; First, I have been obsessed with bento bags. They are pretty, convenient and perfect project bags. After buying one from Fringe supply and made by Ambatalia I was thinking of making some myself which will give me great freedom in the conception of the bag. My second obsession is beautiful fabrics from Australian designers using Aborigines drawing techniques printed by M & S textile Australia. The fabrics are bright, alive and inspiring. You can buy these at Morris and Sons however I could not find them on their website so it looks like that you have to go to the shop to get these pretty fabrics.
PS: At the end of this post there is a Giveaway !
Brioche, dear brioche if Stephen West did not whispered your name through his creation I would have never meet you. I would have lived a life without knowing how you play with the colours, how clever and warm you are. So thanks Westknits.
Brioche knitting is different than normal knitting, the big differences are that you knit twice the same row and that you do a lot of yarn overs. It took me a bit of practice and false starts before I felt comfortable with brioche. The truth is that when you start understanding the technique, it gets very addictive because it is an amazing way to play with colours or showing off your favourite yarn !
Voila! Creamsicle as a jumper! it is finished and I love it ! J’adore le petit look de ce petit pull de couleurs inhabituelles !!!
The original pattern from issue 9 of Pompom Quarterly by Sarah Hurwitz was written for the making of a cardigan. There is nothing wrong with the cardigan at all. The only reason for the mini change was that I am not a small cardigan kind of girl. I went wild on the yarn choice as I used a variegated yarn from one of my favourite yarn dyer the one and only Countess Ablaze. The soul of the jumper which is for me the yarn, is called “How can anyone can live without an occasional snack” it was part of the 12 caesar collection.
I am back to normality, back to Australia, back in our house, back to our comfort zone. The heat in Australia is not as inspiring as the colder weather of New Zealand. It is very hard to knit when 36 degrees is knocking on your windows and that the wind has decided to go on holiday somewhere else. As I am very addicted, the heat did not stop me to cast on and finish some projects :) and finally to block the little Loop caramel coffee.
Nigeria nous sommes avec Toi !
Nigeria we are with You
J’ai une histoire a raconter, une vraie histoire. Je viens d’une toute petite île perdue dans l’océan indien, l île de la Réunion. Je suis née a Saint-Denis la capitale. J’ai passé 19 ans la-bas. Pendant ces années, j’ai appris quelque chose de merveilleux, parce que j’ai été assez chanceuse de la voir tout les jours, la tolérance de la différence. A la Réunion, nous somme Tamoul, Malabar Africains, Chinois, Vietnamien, Indien, Européens, nous avons different religions ou pas de religions, nous sommes ensemble et jamais une mauvais pensée nous a déchirer les uns des autres. Nous fêtons le deepavali, le nouvel an Chinois, le Ramadan ….Nous somme une entité entière, nous somme une Réunion, nous somme le métissage
2014 is gone and to be honest I am glad it is :0) I am ready for a new year of learning, creating and sharing. The reality is that we live but one day we go and the “we go” is not as great as we live. So instead of being stuck in blackness and negativity, it is better to make life a fun ride ! right?! follow the thread and knit the happiness up !
So for 2015, I would like to finish what I started, the crazy projects at work as well as the knitting ones. So my knitting list for 2015 is:
The Purl bee by Purl Soho is like a magic space and beautiful piece of creativity inspiring on the internet, I wish I were in NY just so I can visit the shop in flesh. When they realeased the free pattern elfin hat pattern, I knew that it will be on my double pointed ninja needle very quickly, which it did !