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Garter Stitch Chevron Scarf

Holiday Yarns – Jennifer’s FlockSock Sock Yarn: Ravelry link and the website link.

Holiday Yarns - Jennifer's Flocksock Sock Yarn

Wired for Fibre – Claudette: Ravelry link and the website link (but Katie has most unfortunately stopped dyeing yarns for the time being).

Wired For Fibre Claudette - Brindle

Both the right side and the wrong are are gorgeous. I’m very happy with the unintended rustic look that is emerging.

GSCS right side

GSCS wrong side

 
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Posted by on July 4, 2011 in Craft, Knitting, WIPs

 

Tomcat

My very first Fairisle attempt and I’m doing it with a shiny, splitty yarn that has zero animal fibre content. I’m also altering the pattern, albeit in a minor way, but nonetheless, deviating from a pattern causes me so much anxiety I get sweaty palms, a faster pulse and a huge sense of foreboding. I am not artistic in the least.

I am using Wendy Bernard‘s Tomcat for the body but I have replaced the herringbone fairisle pattern with cats. More specifically, the cats chart used in Veronik Avery‘s  Colette Pullover.

It is made out of Moda Vera Bamboo/Cotton. The above photo is a closer representation of the colours than the picture below. It is a strong purple with softish lime-green cats.

Although the yarn is quite splitty, it is wonderfully soft and has an amazing drape. It is also deceptively heavy. I would use this yarn again, but while the splitiness is very annoying, the end product is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just have to retrieve the project, knit the sleeves and hope I haven’t put on too mu weight since I first began it, over 3 years ago.

 
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Posted by on June 23, 2011 in Knitting, WIPs

 

Catz

Bliss

Happines

Team

Team

Comfy

Comfy

Content

Content

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in Animals, Life, Stuff

 

Queensland Floods – Auchenflower, Brisbane

Front yard

Wolf in kitchen

High water mark

High water mark

 
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Posted by on January 24, 2011 in Life

 

Live 2 Stash

Live 2 Knit is now Wired For Fibre

Rita 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon in Tidal colourway x1 Skein

Rita 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon in Tidal colourway x1 Skein

Rita 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon in Heaven colourway x1 Skein

Rita 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon in Heaven colourway x1 Skein

Ginger 63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2% REAL Silver in Nirvana colourway x1 Skein

Ginger 63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2% REAL Silver in Nirvana colourway x1 Skein

Ginger 63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2% REAL Silver in Lavish colourway x1 Skein

Ginger 63% Superwash Merino/20% Silk/15% Nylon/2% REAL Silver in Lavish colourway x1 Skein

Elizabeth 100% Superwash Merino in Phoenix colourway x2 skeins

Elizabeth 100% Superwash Merino in Phoenix colourway x2 skeins

Shirley 100% Superwash Merino in Blaze colourway x2 skeins

Shirley 100% Superwash Merino in Blaze colourway x2 skeins

I got all of these from Wired for Fibre on lay-by except for the Elizabeth in Phoenix colourway which I procured from a Ravelry sale/trade.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2009 in Stash

 

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Clapotis

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Yarn: Cleckheaton Bamboo
Purchased: Stich n Time in Canberra
Pattern: Clapotis by Kate Gilbert
Yardage: 125 meters x 4 skeins used
Needles: 4mm Knit Picks Options

On Ravelery

My Aunty Carol chose the colourway. It is important to me that you know this.

This yarn itself is fabulous (apart from the colour, that is) – silky, smooth, well plied, fantastic drape, gorgeous sheen etc. It is a strange weight, though, as it is not quite fingering and not quite sport. But I hate the colourway.

I had never done drop-stitch before but I really enjoyed the effect, and I think the Cleckheaton Bamboo helped to make this an enjoyable, mindless knit (as long as I ignored the colours). It knit up quite fast, taking only 17 days from start to finish and I was pretty inconsistant with the amount of time I spent on it. I started it on the 10th of March and finished by the 27th.

I watched Star Trek: Deep Space 9 whilst knitting this. I will always associate the show with The Clapotis, just like I associate Star Trek: Voyager with Big Sack Sweater and Doctor Who: Series 2 with Under The Hoodie.

The yarn is sooooooo pastel. I HATE pastel …. urge.. to.. kill.. rising…

There are no photos of me wearing the Clapotis or even having it touch my body. I don’t want any record that I touched yarn that is so saturated with pastelly fugliness. I wish I could have worn surgical gloves while knitting it. Did I mention that I am not fond of pastel, let alone so many different pastels all in the one place?

But my Aunt Carol loves it which is what it is all about, in the end. Love you, Aunt Carol xx

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2008 in FOs, Knitting

 

Skronchable Skarf

This photo is probs the truest to the actual colour of Pearl Ten.

Yarn: MMMalabrigo Merino Worsted Pearl Ten
Purchased: Yarn and Kisses
Pattern: Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne
Yardage: 198M
Needles: 6mm Knit Picks Options 

On Ravelery

Hi, my name is CrowJane and I am an addict. It all started a month ago when I received my first shipment of MMMalabrigo Merino Worsted. And I have no intention whatsoever of giving up this addiction. In fact, I have quite the opposite in mind. I’m going to feed the addiction until I have the biggest Mal habit known to Womankind (because I put a capital W in Womankind, Womankind includes the male of the species -just like when someone puts a capital in front of Mankind, women are supposed to feel included – I never do).

I love it. Truly. It is 100% wool and it doesn’t itch. At all. Not even a little bit. Not even when I am think about mosquitoes and fleas and head-lice and midges – it is like a scarf made from Calamine Lotion. Genius. The scarf only took 1 skein and 11 days – and for 6 of those days I was only knitting sporadically as I was on walk-about. 

If you haven’t already – GO BUY YOURSELF SOME MALABRIGO!

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2008 in FOs, Knitting

 
 
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