June Knits in the Garden 2018
Shall We Shawl ? 2017
I bought this yarn at this year's Knitters' Frolic in Toronto. Look at these cakes! Aren't they beautiful! The yarn is unique. Truly one-of-a-kind. "...gobstopper is all about unique, hand-dyed gradients, created with equal parts inspiration and happy accident. Each cake is its own quirky blend of colours, creating lively gradients that shift with every stitch. Brought to you from the colour-obsessed brain of a hypothesis muppet whose favourite question is “What would happen if…?”
There were many shawls on display. Temptation to buy lots of yarn was huge! But ... I ended up with one 'cake' of this gorgeous hand- dyed colour changing yarn.
The design is simple: Stockinette stitch and crocheted decorative border to provide stability and allow the knitted edge to lie flat. Needle size 3,5 mm
There are many shapes of shawls: round, square, cowls, wraps ... you name it! I wanted a triangular one, and I wanted it to be long. Colour work was done by the yarn - it was dyed this way. The colour palette itself is one of my favourite: tints of blue - and yellow-greens. Yarn: Glowing Goose 50% alpaca, 25% silk, 25% linen,
Shall we Shawl?
"The weather in June may be a write-off, but good news – the rest of the summer looks like less rain and more sun."
Toronto Sun, June 27th, 2017. The shawl turned out to be pretty useful in June. Hopefully, the summer will be good, and hopefully, I will be wearing my shawl anyways :-) am, actually, knitting another one! Happy Knitting!
Gardens and Roses 2016
Gardens are blooming in June. So is my purse. I made it in 2009 and never included it in my website ... except for putting it on the Home Page. The pattern is from the Crochet Today 2009 Magazine. I used three shades of pink and purple, and also added some blue and yellow to make it more colorful. They are gorgeous!
Have a gorgeous summer and happy colourful knitting!
Fly, Butterfly, Fly 2015
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun
No one can do it for you, choose to use your wings.
Life is like a butterfly – You go through changes before you become something beautiful.
Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it.
Like a butterfly evolving, we must love each stage we pass through. Be not judgmental of yourself. You are becoming a wondrous butterfly.
Summer Gardens 2014 Where do spring and summer meet? In the garden!
Mapas y Mariposas 2014