Monday, August 22, 2011

In Love with Reversible Cables

Reversible cables are genius. Actually amazing. The best cables I have ever figured out.
It all started when I found six skeins of teal wool at $2 a skein at my local Ikes Emporium. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, but I knew something good would come from such a bargain purchase.
I needed a bold pattern that would stand out enough to compete with the colour. Either something with giant stitches or with a really edgy design, nothing lacy or pretty here.
That's when I found the Lamar Scarf pattern by She Shoots Sheep Shots, I knew I had found the project I needed.

I'm knitting this with the wool doubled, on 8mm needles, one pattern repeat, and alternating between knit and purl to make it reversible is just amazing - I always disliked making scarves with an ugly side, so this is the perfect solution. The colour is a bit off in the photo, thanks to getting home when it's dark and the lack of natural light. It really is teal. Just hope I have enough yarn to make it long enough.

I've also ordered some Snap Pea Puffin yarn from Quince & Co to make their Fiona Sweater. Pretty excited - now it just needs to arrive!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Burglaries and other happenings

Apologies everyone for my lack of posting over the last couple of weeks - my household had a break-in and my shiny new Macbook was stolen, along with a bunch of my flat's cool stuff. Sorting out the insurance, security and all the stuff that goes with such a violation of privacy has taken up a lot of time. None of my knitting went missing though, every cloud!

But between all of that, and given I had no laptop to play on or a TV to watch, I've finished my Sexy Back Sweater.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out - although my seams aren't perfect. Hopefully no one will notice. And I do think the blue looks super next to my bright new Cambridge Satchel. It arrived from the UK on Saturday, and it's the best bag I've ever owned. 

And on the writing front, two more crafty stories have been published in a couple of magazines.
The first is my Entangled Magazine feature on Wool and the Gang - yes I do have an obsession with them - but they have an amazing story. 

And secondly is my quick interview with Nyssa Skorji, of A Wilderness for You and Me - the photos are stunning. Here's what the latest issue looks like - it will be on shelves this week!

Now that my major knitting project is done, I'm trying to figure out what to make next - the inspiration has not been forthcoming. I want a nice chunky scarf for the end of winter, thick and quick to knit. Any suggestions?