This week I am writing patterns for the knitting I did last week and I have started an eternity scarf for the store.
At the store we got in some great yarn yesterday. One yarn was from Queensland Collection, a hand-dyed chunky yarn called Alpaca Bamboo Soft. It called my name and said KnitMe! The scarf will be long, about 80 inches, and about 5 – 6 inches wide. It will take 2 hanks.
Longevity update – I finished the scarf – last night! Easy knitting! It is 75 inches long and 5.5 inches wide; It feels fabulous!
Other patterns that I am working on include: Princess Mittens, cute, beaded, lace fingerless mittens – Princess yarn by Classic Elite and size 6/0 beads;
Sailor Ribs – a top-down toddler sweater with a bonus cap;
both pieces are knit with a DK weight yarn that has a long slow striping pattern, Tosca Light.
Patina Shawl – for the new KAL;
and Saracen, knit with Rimu 4-ply – a shawl for a Spring Workshop and “gasp” it isn’t lace!
I am always thinking and dreaming up new ideas. A colour, a texture and the ideas flow – most of the time, sometimes they trickle and sometimes a dam is in place.
When I can’t reach a new idea I look at old ones – I love vintage pieces – pull out some of my beads or fondle my stash. It usually doesn’t take much for the ideas to flow!
Last week – when I took some time off – I liberated the “Blue” room, my knitting room, formerly my son’s bedroom. The Blue room had become the room of choice – the one that got loaded down with everything that we wanted up and out of Sophie’s reach!
This room holds my books, stash, comfortable couch, great lighting, beads, etc. It is always a little messy as I am not a very neat person! It took all week, working a section at a time to clear the eight and a half month’s of Sophie saves! It is great to be able to walk in and find my “stuff” – what-ever it was that I was looking for!
I hope that your stash is accessible and your ideas always flow!
PS. Vogue knitting has put up the 360° video of the cabled hat in the Holiday 2012 edition.
Look for #26 cabled Toque!