Thursday, 7 June 2012

Such a Winter's Day!

Brrr, the cold has set in with a vengeance!

I'm freezing my fingers and toes off, and recent snow falls actually settled on the Peninsula.

Sounds like the perfect time to learn lacework, right?

(Hey, I never claimed to be logical!)

The wonderful Vivian at Knitting Squad taught a mini-workshop on Wednesday where we made little lacy Christmas angels, to teach the basics of knitted lacework to those who wanted to learn.


Recognise the yarn? XD I'm so ridiculously proud of this little pink-punk angel, Dralion loves her too. Or maybe it's the bell she's holding? With cats it's anybody's guess!

Next week we will be doing the bigger pattern, and I can't wait. I want to be able to follow a lace chart on my own so I can turn this wonderful yarn I found in Oamaru into a lovely lacy wrap for going to my partner's formal-type functions. (He seems to have a lot of things like that)

This is the yarn, a laceweight Kid Mohair&Merino made by Touch Yarns:

It looks and feels AMAZING! I'm so incredibly excited about this project that the provisional cast-on it requires (a technique which intimidates the stuffing out of me) seems like nothing more than a speed-bump.

Also: The skein was approximately 900m and I wound it by hand instead of resorting to my ball-winder. I definitely appreciate those time-saving gizmos a lot more now!

Happy crafting!


1 comment:

  1. I just checked out Accuweather for your town. I can't believe how cold it has been there and so early, too! I guess it's normal for Otago this time of year, though. We've had a nasty cold front here and it's been cold an wet, but nothing like what you have to contend with! Eep!

    That little angel is adorable! I bet 'Miss Kitty' is just dying to pounce on it! Sneaky devil!

    I lovelovelove that pink/purple yarn! I still can't believe you wound all 900m of it! WOW!!! Can't wait to see what it turns into! Thinking warm thoughts for you! Much love. :)