Thinking Ahead

As much as I am enjoying my current project – Painted Butterflies – my mind is already jumping ahead to the next painting project.

Edging will be Scalloped Edging from my poor battered copy of Knitting Counterpanes!

Butterflies should be done this weekend.  I’m halfway through loading the beads onto the yarn for the edging.  I will start knitting the edging tonight.   It is going to be a wide ruffly, curly, beaded edge.  The edging will be knit with Diamond Luxury Cashmere/Silk a brushed yarn.  The contrast of the two yarns, the sheen of the beads and the colours of the painting should make for a wonderfully textured piece.

Undyed CamelSpin - gorgeous in it's own right!

Yesterday I brought home some new undyed yarn.  Handmaiden’s CamelSpin – if you are unfamiliar with this yarn – it is well worth looking up!  It is unique in my experience.  In its undyed state it is a warm taupe colour!  I know that it takes dye brilliantly – I have worked with several different colours of this yarn, but I have never painted a yarn that wasn’t a natural creamy colour.  I am looking forward to seeing this one painted up.  I think that this time I will design a lace shell for myself.  Time to start looking through my stitch libraries for just the right stitch!  Maybe it will need beads!!

Victorian Mesh Scarf - my favorite CamelSpin project.

Are you planning your next project?  Or are you really looking ahead and planning for Christmas?

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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