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!
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.
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
I have knitted a few westknits designs now the Lumpy space, Parachutey, Syncopation addiction and now I have finished my exploration station. I learned a lot during this KAL and more importantly I have fallen in love with Brioche knitting ! It is the best canvas stitch for beautiful yarn!
Madelinetosh fingering weight was used and my choice of colours was not my habitual one. I did not follow my habit and left my comfy black for neon peach ! as you can imagine, it was a pretty significant change ! I felt almost uncomfortable at first …. like I was lying to myself … very strange but as the shawl grew, the colours were also growing on me and my feeling changed. As the lovely ravelerier Theopup said “it reminds me of raspberry ripple ice cream with a hint of tutti frutti. Lovely!” I had to use her words as it described perfectly the sweetness of the shawl in these colours!
You have to know that Neon peach is bright, so bright that I am pretty sure it will glow under dark light ! I think that it is brighter than edison bulb! All the colours I chose were not solid colours and I think that non-solid colours give another dimension to a knitted garment.
I should stop babbling away and let the pictures speaking for themselves don’t you think ?!
Autumn is over the north, but down south spring is upon us, so my Autumn KAL with Pompom Quartely has a summery flavour ! I finished My ananas comosus singlet from issue 9 a while back and here are my little words and pictures! the colours I used for my ananas are a bit unusual ! Here some pictures !
Yarn of the day ! I never promised you a rose garden Tia merino single ply from Countess Ablaze …again
I think I will let the pictures to talk for themselves
and What Am I going to make with it ??? Ah Ah I think it will be outrageously pretty :) the pattern is in PomPom mag summer 2014 now I need to find a sister colour…. Have you guessed what pattern it will be ??? ;)