Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hotham Hat 2012

I had this single skein of Madelinetosh DK in Mourning Dove. It's gorgeous, and squishy.
I bought it alongside the yarn for my Vivian cardigan to check out the colour, and I freaking love it.
So it needed to be something. Something awesome.
Like, say, a super ssquishy, medium warm hat?
Enter the Koolhaas, which not only has a neat name, but a cute look about it. It looks clever. It looks the good kind of handknit.
Its chart is tiny.
I knit this hat during a bus trip and several car trips up and down my home mountain, Mt Hotham, this snow season. And I finished it just in time to get no wear out of it at the snow. Such is life.
It's still a fabulous hat. And it fits perfectly.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Shop Update 28/8

That's What She Said
Zombie Unicorn
It's heading towards autumn in the northern hemisphere and Halloween is only 2 months away.
With that in mind, some new colourways inspired by the goodness of autumn and some gruesome monsters.
Apple Season


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shop Update 21st August 2012

 The shop is back!
There are some old favourites as well as some new things today. We've got some self-striping balls in several bases, a new-to-me Corriedale fibre and some brand-new colourways, both semi-solid and variegated.
And I've been playing with some luscious silk-merino blends for some stunning one-of-a-kind colourways.
What's your favourite today?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waving Hello/Goodbye

Yarn, meet project.
Sometimes, I really want to make a specific item. Sometimes, I want to use a specific yarn.
And in the case of the Headbumps hat made out of slow-changing Zauberball Crazy in Fliederduft, both came together in a fun and flexible knit.
The colours are a bit duller than I usually wear, but this little beret goes with heaps of things, conveniently dressing up or down as the occasion requires.
Added bonus: It goes with some of my knitted scarves.

Snow little knitting time

I've just come back from a week at the snow, which was awesome!
Unfortunately for my many, many WIPs and this little event called the Ravellenic Games, not a lot of actual knitting went on while we were making our way through blizzards and fresh powder snow.
Aaaah, the hardships.

But I did get some knitting in on the bus. in fact, I made two washcloths that I love very much. They're knit out of vintage stash, and so far, they're holding up great.

I didn't knit further on either the mitts or the mystery KAL shawl, because my brain wasn't up for it.
I did make quite a bit of progress on the Skew socks though.

Now that I'm back, it's time to seriously get into the dye pots for Sock The Vote. Are you ready to knit along, too?