Friday, July 11, 2008

I is For.....

INTARSIA....Ugly intarsia at that, one down and one to go, last months knitting homework!

I thought this cardigan that I knitted about 10 years ago was a brighter more fun example, but spot the deliberate mistake, yup, no intarsia involved. Still fun none the less. The pattern was free in a British Magazine called Essentials, they used to publish sewing and knitting patterns every month. Although the magazine is still produced they stopped doing patterns many years ago, which is when I stopped buying their magazine! 'I don't suppose there's much call for that kind of thing these days'-Little do they know!

I knitted it for my neice, she will be 12 this year, and her brother who is 10 also wore it. The yarn was some kind of crépe acrylic, and I've just been to have a look at the pattern in my archives, it was featured in a Sirdar Booklet called Knitting With Care for Save The Children!

Handspun, this was actually done at the same time as my coil yarn from the same batts, therefore the same colours.

Its quite randomly plied in places as I was plying with 2 threads simultaneously, I'm hoping there is enough for a scarf, using the coil yarn as an edging!

This is SP12 Question of the Week,:

The “perfect sized” stash was a tough question for many of you to answer. Maybe these stash related questions will be easier: 1) What yarn (that you don’t have/haven’t used) would make your stash “complete”? 2) What yarn do you never want to be without?**

In answer to question one, well actually there are alot of yarns that I haven't tried that would make my stash complete, so this is a difficult one!

The yarn I would never want to be without though, to me is an easy one, I wouldn't want to be without my own handspun yarn, imagine no fibre, no spinning, might aswell cut my arms off!Although Noro yarns, and Habu are two of my favourite brands that I wouldn't want to be without either. Infact to be perfectly honest I couldn't imagine life without any yarn at all!


Marianne said...

Now now, that's NOT ugly.
Love the sweater, bright and cheery.
Stupid magazine people :^)

Your handspun is always beautiful!

Seahorse said...

Wow! Look at the work in that cardi! Fab!

I do love the colours in your handspuns!

picperfic said...

I also stopped buying the magazine when they stopped issuing patterns. I love the bobbley cargi. I have a waistcoat I made in 1986 from a Patricia Roberts design which was in one of those magazines. I must blog about it, it is quite bright! I am eager to knit something with bobbles too, just to see if I enjoy them now that I can knit backwards. I adore the colours in your softly textures handspun, it is quite beautiful!