Friday, May 10, 2013


This pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier  is one of my very favourites. For some reason it evokes special memories for me. I don't know if it was the yarn, the colour, the pattern or all of that but it was always very enjoyable to work on this project. I love the ragged edges and although I am usually ordered in my psyche and have a passion for things to be neat and even the weirdness of this pattern is what drew me to it. A clever construction and interesting to knit.

The yarn is from Moseley Park and it's a wool and bamboo sock yarn which gives beautiful drape to the scarf. I chose the colour with the thought of the rough, ragged cliff faces around some of Australia's coastline. The asymmetrical and ragged edges of this pattern bring to mind the very scenic rugged sandstone cliffs that yield to the forces of the ocean creating spectacular jagged rock formations.

It is also at home here among the Autumn leaves.

What to knit now? So many choices!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sock Update

The Longitudinal Socks that I have been working on are finished. .My tootsies will be warm! The socks are bright and colourful and it will be interesting to see how the Wisdom sock yarn stands up to the wear. It looks as though it would felt in the washing machine but it is 75% super wool so I guess it won't felt. I didn't start each sock with the same colour. I think the randomness adds to the effect of the longitudinal stripes.

It's definitely getting cold enough to bring out the woollies.