Sunday, 28 February 2010

a long-due post

This is to officially thank Katie, a wonderful sp14 partner, who sent me a beautiful Christmas card and never heard back from me....
No excuses here, other than I did leave for a while, and left the card home, and was lost in many things. Of course, I knew I would write about this as soon as I got home, and here it is!


Monday, 8 February 2010

knit knit knit!

It is a long time I'm not writing here a decent, long post. Well, this is the period of the year when I'm away, and keep updated the other blog, and that's already quite a lot of work. And then I'm here working, and there is some time to devote to knitting and to friends!

The annual Melbourne pullover is progressing, maybe a little bit slowly, I fear I will not finish before coming home (eeek, only one week and a half is left!).

And I have been kitting also other things... One was sent out today to its new home. The other, which I show you here, has left for the states on saturday, in the hands of its new owner.
Infact as soon as I knew a dear friend here was leaving to the States I thought she needed a good scarf, passim from the 36°C here to several °C below zero there.
I managed to knit it in a week, which is quite an accomplishment for me. And not having nough red yarn (it was finished when I got back to the shop), I decided to make it in red and grey. And i'm rather pleased of the result, and hope my friend liked it too!

It's another Ishbel (rav link), pattern from Ysolda, and the wool is Cleckheaton Country Silk 8 ply, an 85%wool-15%silk mix that is very pleasant to knit and touch!

This is my third ishbel (the second is home, needing blocking and some finishing...), and I feel it is time to try some other patterns!

I have bought some whool here, I usually try to resist to temptations, also because there is not much room in the suitcase, but feel I might still have good occasions before coming back. I have already 4 fantastic special skeins in my hand (not counting a whole pullover + 4 skeins + 5 skeins for felting). Oh, shame, now that I read it, I haven't been so resistent, after all!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010


I'm so happy that i finally decided (after much debate within myself) to get this new toy!

It works perfectly, makes beautiful skeins and has the power to realx me! I can envisage myself at home skeining all that wool in my messy closet. This will bring some order and a lot of fun: what else to ask for?

Monday, 1 February 2010

Wise messages!

You can find the right directions all around you, it's just a matter of seeing them ....