Thursday, 24 March 2016
I am lucky enough to know many good spinners,
they are excellent people for a knitter to know.
I knit this up from some hand spun from my friend Chris. I had a few skeins and no idea of a pattern but a rough idea of what I wanted. I just worked out my gauge and then with a provisional cast-on did a couple of rectangles - the back longer than the front - sewed them up, added a few rows to bring the neck line together and then picked up the provisional cast-on and knit down for half a dozen rows. at the bottom. Very basic but just what I was aiming for and of course being from the hands of a very clever spinner it is extremely light for the amount of warmth it traps.
Posted by sarah moran at 05:43
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
I couldn't resist this print.
In Copenhagen at Christmas I made my people walk miles to a good fabric shop - I.T.A Textiles - they were rewarded with a comfy sofa while I managed to find some Chanel wool.
This time I think I'll leave it unlined so that the two sides of the weave can be admired.
Now I just have to go somewhere nice to wear it, or not!
Posted by sarah moran at 16:52
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
I had a trip to the Textile Society Fair a few weeks ago and took only one bag
- my prototype - I was thinking that when it was full I would be done.
My plan worked perfectly and when I weighed in it was a whopping 14.5kg,
I did have to stop a few times on my way back to my car for a breather!
Now over on Etsy.
Blockbusters, velvet and linen, also on Etsy.
Posted by sarah moran at 05:31
Tuesday, 8 March 2016
Posted by sarah moran at 05:08