Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Yarn Along 





Thanking y'all for your lovely comments and encouragement last week, I am joining Ginny over at small things for this week's Yarn Along. 
As often, I'm far more interested in what I'm currently making than what I'm reading ; ) but a lovely friend lent me this book Simply Felt.  I really enjoyed reading the introduction as I picked up some new information on the physical make-up of sheep's wool and other snippets that are great to know, and be able to pass on to students. I was also interested to find a great idea for making your own silk-inlaid lampshade using the delicate texture of tussah silk, one of my favourite materials.You can control how much light you wish to show through so ideal for soft atmospheric light... something I always yearn to create more of in our home. 
My son's jumper is almost there. I seem to have developed a block about finishing this, not sure why! The knitting of it was really satisfying, and it went fast but the seaming, neck and armbands call for a bit more effort. Our guided knitting sessions have finished til the Autumn so these parts are uncharted territory for me as of yet. My aunt will come visiting soon from Oregon and she is a deft knitter, so I'm looking forward to asking her to show me a few things. Can't wait to see my smallie dashing about in this, and by the looks of our Irish summer so far, he'll not have to wait til Winter to break it in : )

11 comments:

  1. Love the colours! Looking forward to see it done :)

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  2. Oh my, the jumper looks amazing, such lovely yarn. I love knitting with multi-coloured yarn.
    I have the book, too, it's got some lovely projects in it!
    Happy making and a lovely day to you..

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  3. Love it! Noro just makes my day.

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful sweater! Such rich colors...

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  5. Your knitting is gorgeous! Hey that bird bag (?) is delightful and so pretty! Did you make that?!
    Be well, Angela (Peach Coglo)

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  6. Oh, look at that! It doesn't seem to have taken you very long at all. And it's beautiful... xo

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  7. So lovely to get your kind words ladies, thanks for stopping by. Amazing how everyone responds to colour! Angela, the bird purse is one I bought from the Oxfam fairtrade shop. I can never have enough bird imagery around me : )

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  8. This is looking sooo lovely Girl!!!! Have missed the Yarn along, and love the name too by the way. xx

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  9. Wow, what a great job you're making of that jumper Mia. Can't wait to see your small boy wearing it. Super colours.

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