Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Obsessed with: Fingerless Mitts

Finished one fingerless mitt, beautiful lime yarn by @gusseting #knitgeek

 I am currently obsessed with knitting fingerless mitts, or arm warmers as some might call them.  I like to make mine quite long so they do keep your arms warm, mostly because I tend to wear 3/4 length sleeves quite often.

A nice simple knit, I've made up 2 pairs in some delicious hand dyed yarn from the gorgeous Kylie Gusset.  The cormo yarn is so soft and knits up super well.

Vacation knitting in #hongkong - yarn by @gusseting !!!

I am definitely in love with these for Winter!  You can find the pattern and more information on my Ravelry page, which is here!  Stay warm Melbournians!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dying Yarn, making socks...

I had some lovely 5ply sock yarn that needed dying.  I'm not a professional yarn dyer by any means but it is fun to play around with the colours and see what happens!


Here is the yarn with the dye on it.  Playing around with yellows, oranges and pinks... oh, with a touch of green.

Dying some sock yarn... #knitgeek

The yarn has come out of the microwave, all hot and steamy.

Giant skein of socky yarn!!

All dry and wound up into a super delicious skein of tutti-fruity loveliness!

And here is how the yarn is knitting up... It reminds me of those delicious fruit salad lollies!

And here is the start of the sock!  These will sure be some crazy looking socks but fun and cheery.  On a down note, I discovered a hole in one of my hand knitted socks.  You know what that means? Moths!!! NOOOOOO!!!!  I need to clear out my closet and add moth traps and deterrents etc... kinda boring but it has definitely bugged me!   I hate moths!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Inspiration: Hong Kong building patterns...

And arrived in Hong Kong!

Like an amazing collage! Reminds me of my addiction to weaving cityscapes

Since we have been in Hong Kong, I have been loving the patterns that the tall buildings make.  There is something different to them to New York, where I am used to the towering skyscrapers.  I think here in Hong Kong, there is a wider variety of patterns in the buildings, more balconies and windows.  I have definitely been inspired by their shape and pattern making ability!

Dusk in Hong Kong
Wet today ...
Beautiful tall buildings #hongkong
Hong Kong City pattern
#hongkong patterns
Coloured buildings #hongkong
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