|Lower right detail.|
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Today (the 1st of December) is World Aids Day & to help bring awareness & reduce stigmas of Aids & HIV. We were lucky enough to be the recipients of some grant money! So with lots of plotting, planning & secretive giggling we formulated a plan.
Red is the colour of the Aids/HIV awareness ribbon, so red it would be!
(omg it's me - cringe)
Friday, 11 November 2011
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
They don't match. At. All.
I don't usually try to make my socks match by rewinding the ball for the second sock so the pattern deliberately goes the other way, but for some reason when I rewound this ball, it had other ideas & reversed it's patterning so the second sock would have been almost identical (close enough that it would have looked like I'd tried to match 'em & failed). So I rewound the ball again & continued on my merry way. (We will not speak about my inability to count during the production of the second sock. My language would not be ladylike.)
The first sock is on the left, second on the right.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
|I'm not overly fond of the yellow, but all in all it's quite a pretty little thing. (Feels great to wear too - |
nice & soft)
I'd originally bought the Noro Taiyo with this hat in mind but was waylaid by the call of the Quant. Happily, I still had enough to make one! I love the way the colours look like stained glass against the black.
|Turn a Square|
Herbivore in a yummy Silk/Merino blend
Saturday, 15 October 2011
AIDS MOLECULE KNITTED PATTERN
Worked in the round.
Cast on 6sts using figure 8 method.
R1: Kf&b all sts (12sts)
R3: K1, Kf&b; rep from (18sts)
R5: K2, Kf&b; rep from (24sts)
R7: K3, Kf&b; rep from (30sts)
R9: K4, Kf&b; rep from (36sts)
R11: K8, Kf&b; rep from (40sts)
R15: K8, K2tog; rep from (36sts)
R17: K4, K2tog; rep from (30sts)
R19: K3, K2tog; rep from (24sts)
R21: K2, K2tog; rep from (18sts)
(stuff ball at this point)
R23: K1, K2tog; rep from (12sts)
R25: K2tog; rep from (6sts)
Cut yarn & thread through rem sts on needle.
For suckers, place these wherever you feel they are appropriate, however many you like.
Pick up 4 sts (2sts in one row, & 2sts in the row directly above).
Work 2 rounds on these 4sts, then:
R3: Kf&b in each st (8sts)
R4: Kf&b in each st (16sts)
Cast off & darn in ends.
Sunday, 25 September 2011
|Lichen dyed Thelonious|
|Purple Mary-Jane Slippers|
|Goodies from Evoke|
And then Spotlight had a sale on it's cheap sock yarn (why do they call it "Noir" when it clearly isn't? Oh well). I had this insane idea to make a cardigan out of it (I know, 4ply, 40" chest - obviously I'm mad) but which colour, & how many balls would I need? So I did what I always do & bought by the kilo - 10 balls. I'll probably realisticly only need about half that, but I ran out of yarn when I was a newbie knitter & developed a pathalogical fear of running out of yarn. (I've been asked how much yarn to buy if you want to make a hat & had to bite my tongue to stop myself saying "probably about 100g of 8ply, but you'd better buy a kilo just to be safe)
And then there was the colour choice. Do I go for the go with just about everything grey or the earthy brown? Hmmm .... The purple's not bad either ...
Sunday, 7 August 2011
Last Wednesday we had a farewell party at Evoke complete with a suitably decorated cake (thanks Friend D!) which we had to shield from the view of the general public until it had been ceremoniously sliced up with many howls of laughter.
My beautiful friend D also made me a card which contains the most wonderful poem she wrote:
I'm starting to get a little nervous now as my surgery date gets closer, but I know I'll be in good hands. Is it strange that I'm mainly worried that they'll insert the drip in my hand in a manner which won't allow me to knit? Wish me luck!
Thursday, 28 July 2011
When I'm trying to get a particular shade of something, be it blue or yellow, red or green ... I suck.
I had this hat pattern in mind, where I needed particular shades of primary colours for the nautical letter flags that adorn it's brim, but attempt after attempt using my precious handspun failed to produce appropriate shades. I have now given up, gone stash diving, & found the right colours in some commercial 8plys. (I knew they were in there all along, I wanted to use my handspun & thought I had the knack. Wrong!)
Friday, 22 July 2011
I now have only one WIP left (Yggdrasil). One! Not even a travelling sock in my handbag!
My stash room looks like a tornado has swept through it as I've delved into it's deepest reaches searching for some inspiration. Hmmm .... maybe I could make those yarn angels my friend D suggested a while ago ... (You know, kind of like snow angels where you lie on your back in the snow & wave your arms & legs, but in yarn - lol)
Sunday, 10 July 2011
Brilliant idea - bomb the guard dog!
I figured that a jumper would be the least uncomfortable for the dog, so I took some measurements, made a basic jumper out of some of Lincraft's Cosy Wool & embroidered "Yarn" & created a bomb complete with a lit fuse. I then waited until my gorgeous daughter visited from Melbourne to create a diversion for me, & bombed the unsuspecting creature. She was surprisingly co-operative & loved the fuss being made of her.
Meet Macy, Lismore Yarn Guerrila's new mascot!
Friday, 17 June 2011
Every tree, every pole, nothing was safe. We even "bombed" a lovely gentleman who was manning a raffle stall for the local rescue helicopter! (He seemed quite chuffed to be a part of our fun & even posed for photos!!) It was soooo much fun & looked fantastic when we had finished. The mayor even knitted for us & posed for photos too! All in all there were over 70 "targets" covered up & down the street.
Lots & lots of photos, too many to post them all, so here's a linky-dink to more.
And when I came home this afternoon, this is what I found on my front door:I LOVE IT!!!
The lizard is a dead giveaway as to who the culprit is. "Left Hook" you won't know when, you won't know where, but I'm sure you know I have to return the favour.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
Enter some fingerless mittens. Ideal for keeping hands warm whilst allowing the fingers free to do their thing. The pattern is Cairn by Ysolda Teague. It looks complex, but you only work with one colour per row & slip stitches to create the "brick" effect.
There is a matching hat, but I started with the fingerless mitts as a "tension swatch". It works! I was originally tossing up whether or not to use purple instead of navy blue for the "grout", but I think I like the blue. Now to get started on the hat for a groovy Yarnbombing set!!