Saturday, July 14, 2007

A bit of something....

....for everyone. A reclining poodle for the pet lovers.

The as-yet-unquilted log cabin bed quilt from the spare room for the traditional quilt lovers.











For the knitters - the start of a Baby Surprise jacket - a famous Elizabeth Zimmerman design - click on the link to Yarn Harlot in my Links section to see her version. No, there are no imminent babies in the family, I just wanted to knit this in some of my hand painted wool.

The other knitting I've started recently (because I start a lot more than I actually finish, I have heaps of Work In Progress) is a mohair cardigan from Knitty (I am too lazy to put in the links today). I have made this for both my daughter andmy son's girlfriend. I love this pattern, which is knitted sideways. Because I'm using mohair which won't show the contrast stitch pattern, I'm using a darker colour for those panels instead. Why do I love this pattern? Because it has a gauge you use which enables you to use ANY yarn and ANY size needles. Brilliant!

And for the dyers and art quilters, here's some two colour pieces that I made by dipping a metre of fabric in two separate dyebaths at once, and allowing it to wick into the centre.

5 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I really like that gold/turquoise blue piece of dyed fabric.

Sheila said...

I love the hand dyed yarn. And the poodle of course! I am also thinking of knitting a Surprise jacket for a friend's grandson. I will be interested in seeing yours!

Feather on a Wire said...

I'm drooling, really really drooling over this fabric

Emmy said...

I love your fabric and yarn and hope to see the result of the knitting it wil be great

Helen Suzanne said...

lovely pieces with such depth of colour Shirley