Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Mini Annis


Pattern: Annis shawl full size pattern Knitty link, Mini Annis ravelry link
Fibre: fibre2go 50% silk 50% merino, colourway: Paua

 I had actually knitted this yarn up into another scarf, but ran out right near the end, and so there was muttering of rude works and the unfinished scarf was left in a heap somewhere.  Then I was introduced to this pattern at the Creative Fibre Retreat, discovered on ravelry that there was a mini version, and so ripping occurred and knitting started.  Mini Annis is a fairly quick knit, the lace pattern is easy to follow (I used my new stitch markers) and I'm really happy with the finished shawl.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Creative Fibre Retreat 2013

A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend at a Creative Fibre Auckland area retreat, held at the St Francis Retreat Centre in Auckland and it was fabulous. So fabulous I don't have any photos from the actual weekend as I was too busy trying new things and hanging out with lovely talented people. I had a go at needle tatting, bobbin lace, knitting with beads, Irish crochet and making stitch markers. 

On Friday night we were each handed a bag of all sorts of fibre, including bits of possum, angora, mohair, lurex, silk, hemp and some coloured wool, and the challenge was that during the weekend we had to do something with what was in the bag.  There were all sorts of ideas: some people made batts with their fibre, some spun and knitted or crocheted it into bags, belts, scarves and there was even a cover for a toilet roll.  My effort is pictured above. 

I'm looking forward to next year's retreat already.

Waka and Wave sculpture, Whangarei town basin

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

What's going on.


 After: Dyed using Dark Red acid dye from Teri Dyes

 100% merino fibre, Earth Tones colourway from fibre2go


 Stainless steel fibre from Travelling Threads