Saturday, 3 October 2015
What's on the needles?
I can't have the school holidays without knitting and since I have started studying for the exam in 5 weeks, I knit. A lot.
The 2nd Ramona cardigan is still on the needles - I got on the plane to Christchurch to start knitting the sleeves - ah - no - no scissors to cut the cotton which had the sleeve stitches on. Finished a sleeve while at conference (I knit anywhere and had people admiring my knitting and knitted things I had on!). Then jumped on the plane to fly home and and duh - realized same predicament over next sleeve. It has not been touched since Christchurch.
The Falling Water scarf gets perhaps 10 rows knitted on it a day (the blue alpaca wool from Peru) - it is not the sort of thing you can knit while memorizing stuff.
So I have started a Everyday Wrap (which Zelana are doing a knit-a-long with). It is mindless easy knitting and I will be delighted if I end up with a wrap like the picture shows. The Zelana wool I am using is their new sock wool - Cozi - it is 58% merino; 22% nylon; 15% bushtail possum down and 5% alpaca and is truly divine to knit.
The impulse buy this week is my gorgeous Klippan wool blanket (100% New Zealand wool too!). Klippan is the Swedish town where one of my penfriends lives and I visited there in 1997. I so wish i had known about the Klippan wool factory (and linen and all sort of other amazing divine things!). It is so beautiful. I'm lucky in that Tina sends me a couple of surprise packages a couple of times a year with Klippan products and usually IKEA things too. I'm so lucky!
Hope school hols are going well for kiwis and Aussies - I've a kid whose body clock has flipped the totally wrong way.... yikes! One poor thing has been at school for exam tutorials - year 11-13 at his school get little school hols at this time of the year. Families are totally banned from going away.