This is done with crocheted doilies but I think the look could be duplicated with a hook and some crochet thread if you wanted a different colour.
I could see doing this in black on a few pairs of beloved jeans. Great idea!
There are more photos and a tutorial here on Sans Limites blog. She has many patterns and ideas that are cute, fast and not even a little bit “Granny”.
It seems that I was dreaming in technicolour to think that I’d have something finished by today. However, in that very colourful vein, here is a peek at my Tandoori Tikka Tumeric aka Morlynn Shawl:
Section A Beginning
Loving the Mille Colori colour runs and knitting like a fiend in the wee hours when I should be sleeping ’cause a girl’s gotta work but I really, really want to start the section with the Cascade!
Either that or the willpower to not begin new projects before I finish old ones!
So, the WIP’s that I ‘fess up to – there are others in my work room – Moorland and Dahlia cardis are coming along nicely. I hope to have Moorland to the shoulder seaming by the end of the year. Dahlia got a lot of love this weekend and I’m in the home stretch of stocking stitch to finish the left front.
Noro Bias Scarf and Bellydance! Socks (Jingle socks) are seeing some progress but I’m tempted to hide them in the workroom too! The thrill has worn off and they aren’t for gifts so… I started something new.
I’m working the Morlynn Shawl in a combination of Lang Mille Colori Sock & Lace and Cascade Heritage Sock. I’ve renamed this the Tandoori Tikka Tumeric Shawl for the colours – way outside my comfort zone usually but these ones together are beautiful I think.
These are the skeins, no progress photo just yet. I’m into section A and have done the calculation (gasp! I did!) to make it a little larger and use up the maximum amount of yarn from each.
Gold or Tumeric Cascade
Progress photo tomorrow and hopefully at least one finished project – the socks and scarf are so close to done!
London’s Graffiti Knitters
London’s graffiti knitters – Telegraph
An interesting read and more photos of the work of the “YarnStormers” at the link above.
It doesn’t look like much right now but this is Dahlia, I’ve just picked up the upper and lower sections, getting ready to work the left side.
Right side done.
The construction technique is very interesting. Several provisional cast ons, knitting a square motif in the round, afterthought armholes, how it would all come together wasn’t readily apparent on the read through – not to this very visual learner / knitter but as it’s working up, I’m loving it. The top is the reverse stocking stitch collar and seed stitch border, the left halves of the middle, have just been unzipped to be worked out to the side “seam” and then followed by the left side and front border. The yellow stitches in the middle of the blob are the keeper stitches for the armhole.
I chose the colourway “sight unseen” and if I knit this again, would choose a solid or semi-solid (what I expected). Otherwise, the Manos “Serena” base is heaven to work with. I’ve another pattern that calls for it, “Parsley” and that may be my New Year project – a cute knit with spring / summer in it.
The day off was wonderful and if I’d found a Llama Daddy when I was out there, I’d be staying home today with more knitting and tea but the Christmas shopping got done and so did my hair so, two out of three ain’t bad
Okay. So. I think I’m done with being grumpy. Pretty much. Mostly. Damn it! I hate when my environment gets messed with. My OCD goes a little wonky. A LOT wonky!
So, having pulled up my attitudinal socks…
I was cheered considerably to get home from work and find this bit of lovliness in my mailbox:
Unique Sheep Pashimi in “Big Sur”
I preordered this a while ago for the Unique Sheep’s Mystery Peter Pan KAL over on Ravelry. I love this line of gradients and the purple beads are perfect, picked by Ellen at Earthfaire.
Between this, some heap good progress on Dahlia and that I have today booked off (I don’t even know how I managed that but I’ll take it!) I do think there is a lot of potential for a great day. Knitting, the last of my Christmas shopping, a stop at David’s Tea and a visit to my hairstylist to get this mop dealt with should use up all those hours perfectly!