Evergreen Winter Knits
My December knit was a "Green Mittens and Turtleneck Dickey" project. Green is a very popular colour in December. And it worked out really well on the Evergreen's Market Skating rink - pine trees and ice.
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In both knits I used cables.
To see more green cables, click on the image above - scroll down to Knit. Google. Knit,
More cables and mittens here
Mid December - still green :-) Waiting for a white Christmas ...
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
November Awesome Owl Motif
I always wanted to use an owl motive in my knitting.
This November, I decided to give it a go and finally make something. It was a 'knitting on the road project'. I took some of the leftover yarn with me and put four 3.5 needles and a hook in my carry-on. There are lots of images of owl gloves on the internet - I just picked the ones I liked and started knitting. I made two pairs. Four hours on the plane to Las Vegas - and a mitten was done. Another four hours by car to Grand Canyon - and another mitten was finished. I repeated the process on the way back to LV and then to Toronto. I customized their eyes and hair when I got home.
This pair was for Zoey. She loved those new friends! Hello! Hello! Yarn - 100% wool. Stitch: Double Seed.
Amelia asked me to 'upgrade' hers, and I did it by adding eyes and hair.
For these mittens I used my favourite cable stitch. Yarn - 100% wool. Karisma. Drops Design - made in EU.
The shawl was knitted from the top down. I did two increases every other row on the right side: two at the outer edges and two down the spine of the shawl. On the wrong side no increases were worked. You get two symmetrical triangles.
Yarn: to be updated Needles: 3.5 Hook: 3
The pattern was the basic Stocking Stitch. The edges of the shawl were finished with the single crochet stitch.
August. 'Garden Gown.'
This cotton gown is a combination of the two popular crafts - knitting and crocheting.
Both are fun and relaxing and let you create something new in the process and knit your own design.
I started with the sleeves because I loved the lace pattern in one of the knitting magazines (Sabrina 2008) - the knit looked and felt light and breezy. Then I crocheted the top - single crochet stitch. As usual, I didn't make any measurements - the beauty of crocheting is that you can always add a couple of rows and make it fit. Last part was the skirt which I knitted from the waist down - my favourite cable stitch.
I began knitting in June and did quite a lot of it at the Moon River campsite in Northern Ontario.
The project was completed in July and made it to the photo session in our roof garden in August :-)
Happy end of summer knitting!
Click on the image above to see other Fiber Fantasy - Colour and Yarn collages
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June. Just Breathe.
Colour and yarn collages - fiber fantasy
Knit. Breathe. Repeat ...
May Mixed Media
Believe. Build. Let loose ...
Colour and Yarn collages. What do they have in common? Colour, texture, and hand-made touch.
To learn about this collage - click on the image below and scroll down to Fly, butterfly, fly.
Happy knitting in the summer!
Easter Colors Shawl
Easter 2022 project inspiration was colours of this dressy top.
I used some of the leftover yarn from the previous knits.
The major - coral - colour was used earlier for Amelia's Fox Scarf and Bobble Hat.
Click on the image to see.
Small crocheted ornaments add some contrast to this pale palette; they also match the flowers on the top.
The shawl was knitted from the top (blue background) down - when you start at the neck and increase - left and right - two stitches on each side.
Easter crafts are here - click on the image.
Length of the shawl is 162 cm. Find me on Ravelry - Click on the image above.