Dots and Dashes using 3 solid colours - slip stitch knititng.

Do you believe that it is the end of June?  I’m having problems with that!  This has been and extremely fast six months.  Here we are halfway through the year and I’m still not sure what happened to the time!  Life has been busy, but no busier than normal.  I guess that one of my issues is that I have so many idea’s buzzing around in my brain right now – so I am always busy thinking about the next thing or project that I want to tackle – and not living in the now!  Which means that I am not seeing it go by until I come up for air.  Last week I came up for air!

Dots and Dashes - hand-dyed yarn + solid yarn - slip stitch knitting

Right now I’m trying to set up the idea’s for the retreat.  I’ve been working with lots of hand-dyed yarns and reading quite a few books on colour and texture lately – so I am thinking that I should do something on working with hand-dyed yarns for the retreat.  What technique or what project?  It works better for most learners when they have a finished object to create while learning, so I will have to decide the what.  And then which technique that will work with the what!  Sounds like I have a few more questions to answer for myself.

Colour is always an inspiration to me.  Hand-dyed yarns in particular are always exciting, what does the blend of colours suggest?  What does it looks like when knit?  What technique will show the yarn at it’s best?  So many reasons to play!

As the textures change, so do the colours change. Each stitch is presented differently with each texture and so the colours also present differently.

What do you find to inspire you?  Is it colour?  Is it texture?  Or a combination of both?

Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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2 Responses to What!?

  1. Maureen Byrne says:

    I love the dots and dashes, Lynette.

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