knitting and the life I almost have around it

Sunday, February 08, 2009

feeling hot, hot, hot....

Sorry guys, more weaving! Scroll down for knitting...

Wide stole using leftover sock yarn (10dpi). Was aiming for a sort of rainbow effect - the warp ran from green through blue, purple then pink and I tried a similar thing with the weft. Unfortunately a certain primate bumped the loom while i was warping and somehow it's much tighter on the pink selvedge. It's a nice width though, i think it may live in the loungeroom for guests who need an extra layer in cooler weather (if anyone can imagine such a thing).

A sort of narrow scarf or belt using my self-striping sock yarn in Gothic Princess. (10dpi)
My first attempt at houndstooth (10dpi). I used Bendigo classic 8ply in Blueberry and Spotlight basic 8ply in a sort of deep plum. I'm very pleased with the results!
And the warm weather made me cast on something that's been on my queue for a whild - Shetland Shortie from At school we are theoretically not supposed to wear sleeveless tops but in this heat common sense prevailed. However, I thought this would be a good way to make some of my tank tops a little more wearable for work by the suggestion of sleeves.
It was quite a fun knit - the lace pattern is really clever and stretchy!
I used Cleckheaton Merino Bambino in cream and used just under 6 x 25g balls. I doesnt make me look quite as... well-endowed as in this picture, it's just to do with the proximity of the only good mirror ;)

School is going well, I have some really lovely kids in my classes. As always there is plenty of drama, but very little is to do with the kids and more to do with admin mix-ups. hopefully most craziness with have calmed down by next week.

Hope everyone is coping with the weather! We had to drag the mattress into the office and sleep with the air-con on last night. I actually slept right through til 7 am for the first time in months! I can't wait for the cool change though! Bring it on!

My birthday went well :) it sucked having to work but my lovely colleagues bought a gluten-free chocolate mudcake so it took the edge off a little :) and now I'm 24! time to invest in anti-wrinkle cream?

Peace out
Ms Spider xo

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  • At February 08, 2009 1:46 pm, Blogger m1k1 said…

    super chic shetland shortie.
    and impressive houndstooth.
    what a productive one you are.

    now i don't know what blogger is trying to tell me.
    word verification is amatickl.
    is that you or me?

  • At February 08, 2009 9:38 pm, Anonymous 2paw said…

    I do like your weaving, and the SS is very cute. I don't think it makes you look to well endowed!!
    I am glad school is going well, and that your colleagues were so kind on your birthday!!
    It has been very hot here too but tonight it will be 7*C I can scarely wait to go to bed!!!

  • At February 09, 2009 3:47 pm, Blogger Caffeine Faerie said…

    Your weaving is stunning. And your houndstooth is very impressive indeed!

    Good to hear you've got a good bunch of kids - its always much such a difference when you have to teach them.

    Also, belated happy birthday - I think you'll be able to hold off on the anti-winkle cream for at least another 10 years. :)

  • At February 13, 2009 4:54 pm, Blogger Lynne S of Oz said…

    Yes! Another gluten-free knitter :-) We will rule ze world!

  • At February 14, 2009 4:37 pm, Blogger TinkingBell said…

    Happy Birthday (a bit late, but I only just got back from swltering in SA)

    Love the shortie and congrats on the engagelement - and I adore the loominess - how cool is that! - I will resist (atleast until after I learn to spin!)

  • At March 03, 2009 3:08 pm, Blogger dave said…

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  • At March 03, 2009 3:46 pm, Blogger Michelle said…

    A VERY belated happy birthday to you! But I don't think you'll need the ant wrinkle cream OR the zimmer frame just yet!

  • At March 20, 2009 12:31 am, Anonymous Penny said…

    Your weaving makes me want to try it and (as another Penny) I am often teased about how long it will take me to start at that!

    I also love your houndstooth! :)


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