Enchanted mesa by Westknits has been on my ravelry knitting list for years and I recently finally finished it !! Because red is one of my favourite colour and that pink is a touch of red mixed with white, my enchanted mesa is a sweet pinkish redish goodness in fingering weight yarns .
I would like to apologize for the heavy use of filters in some of my pictures. Why have I done that? well I am blaming neon peach for unbalancing the other colours ;)
Bits and bobs of colours with westknits, I know I am a westkniter at the moment. I Knit all wesknits. It is hard to not be inspired by his design really as they are original and they pop in colours. I really enjoy knitting bits and bobs for my 3 year old. I love going back to the rhythm of the brioche knitting. It is a great stash buster. The only problem if you call this a problem, is that because it uses different colours and bits of yarn you end up with al lot of free ends. The very very patient knitter would weave the ends in but the less patient one would use Wesknits trick. Continue reading
First I wanted to let you know that I was working full time as a little human factory. Our little boy was born in February and he is now over 5 kg of curious little boy :)!.
So what happened in my little world of knitting:
– I took part of the FibreShare project: It was a very exciting little adventure; you get to meet new and talented people. When my fibre share parcel arrived it was full of prettiness and loveliness with little and big skein of yarn and colours and silk buttons. I sent my parcel and the joy of my partner when she received was so full of happiness that it made my day ! she was so happy that she sent me a little parcel to say thank you … oh you have no idea how surprised and double happy I was when I received a bright skein, her handmade sewing case and more importantly her lovely words… I had tears in my eyes as I did not have a good day that day. So FibreShare is a must do experience!
In the last post you would have not have any idea on how big and crazy the shawl really is. I took some pictures of the finished object even though that day was horrible. Now the shawl is on its way to my lovely mum who I am pretty sure will wear it everyday of winter!
Here is my lovely mum with master Knitter Stephen West ! once a year loisivethe organises three workshops with Westknits and according to my mum, they are very fun and you learn a lot! here she is knitting a necklace ! photo by @loisivethe (follow them and you will know all about yummy yarns, amazing workshops in Paris and tea of course :) )
After the words of Westknits, brioche is the stitch of 2015 ! I actually believe that it is definitely the stitch of not only this year but also the ones to come. It has so many possibilities in terms of colour play and texture that you can not be put off by it but only be attracted to it! ok, to be fair it looks scary and like many new things it takes a bit of practice to get the hang to it :)
Another great design by Monsieur West! The knitting of penguono is an adventure. you follow a well put together instruction and you create something truly unique. The colour play is endless. You can make a mysterious penguono with some grey and black, a crazy bright one or a earthy one …. endless colour combinations that can suite any soul.
The top of the shoulders
If you have to chose between being mortal or goddess, what would you chose?
I am not sure…. I think I would chose mortal, just so I live the day like my last one …It is so easy to say but so hard to do…and what about you?
Countess Ablaze new collection, The Odyssey Trail, the colours are, as usual, outstanding. When I saw “but are you mortal or goddess” in DK, my little crush on pink was singing to my ears buy my please buy me! I know that the yarns from this collection will never be repeated. So I had to buy it, right? so I did :) and I had a perfect pattern on my queue on Ravelry. It was made for the yarn or the yarn for it. The perfect relationship.
Hello everyone ! It has been a long time, life caught me and squeezed me hard, I recovered and now here I am. today, I want to present you a new, noteworthy, talented knitter who I encounter on the famous ravelry, Clare Divine aka Knitsforklipskaap. Clare is a bright lady with a handful of beautiful patterns under her sleeve. She lives her passion of the thread 100% and you can read her wise words and see her beautiful blog here. I was lucky to snatch a bit of her time with my little questionnaire and here is a mini trip into the knitted life of Clare. I hope you will enjoy the voyage as much as I did. Continue reading
I love blogging without expectation and I will share only passion. The other important part of blogging to me is the great feeling of snuggling into a mini space, a virtual one, where I am happy and free. I love taking pictures so dressing my pictures with words is just the cheery on the top of a gluten free cake :). So when I came across the love your blog challenge created by A playful day, I thought that it was a great idea therefore I decided to join the thread of love
When my mum came to visit, we had some great knitting time together. My mum is an amazing and fast knitter. she loves perfection and I have to say that my threshold for perfection is not as high as hers. When she stayed with us, she knitted 2.5 shawls (one pebble beach shawl from curious handmade, barndom from westknits, started rock island from Jared Flood) and a mini parachutey for my son! Here is her knitting adventure in pictures! Continue reading