Category — christchurch earthquake
Hooray! An FO! I’m so pleased with my Owls – such a fast knit, and hardly any thinking at all 😀
I quite like the owls sans buttons. I think if I were to knit it again, for me, I’d go down a needle size and up a fitting size, just to give it a slightly denser look.
All the same, for only the second top i’ve knitted, it’s a winner.
Speaking of winners, keep the nominations of Canterbury knitters and spinners heading this way. Where the week has gone I don’t know, but tomorrow is apparently thursday, and the last day for entries.
September 15, 2010 No Comments
After watching the news, I thought how very very lucky it is to be able to sit on the couch, watch crappy Friday night tv, by the fire, with a glass of wine, and knit.
All the warm knitted love going out to not only Christchurch, but Pakistan and San Francisco. All three things truly break my heart, and makes me feel so powerless in the face of nature’s force.
It seems a bit frivolous to share pics of a recent FO and a current WIP…but we all need something to cheer us up, right?
Below, Alice’s Doddle pattern from the last installment of the yarn club, in new colourway Popeye (a luscious seaweedy green that normally I wouldn’t go for, but have fallen in love with)
And above, ‘Just another’ Ishbel (my first, admittedly) in Hazel Knits Jay Blue. Divine yarn, that is…
Keep those nominations coming in for Cheer up Chch – I’ve had several worthy nominations come through already, and am lining up some other awesome crafters to take part. Flick me an email with name and address of a knitter in Canterbury who may need a bit of letter box love and i’ll add them to the list.
September 10, 2010 2 Comments
Sitting at my laptop, chatting to mum on google chat, talking earthquakes, reading blogs about earthquakes…
something must be done!
Do you know a knitter in Christchurch who needs cheering up? Who may need an unexpected surprise in their mail box?
I’m putting together 3 ‘Cheer up Chch’ packages ready to go (all surprise and hush hush like) to people who need a smile.
Send me an email with your nomination, and i’ll put names in hat. Emails required by 5pm Thursday, 16 September. And an address, if you please. That would be lovely.
September 9, 2010 No Comments
I’m continuing with the lazy blog theme – photos from last weekend up the mountain. Sadly my altitude sickness prevented me from really enjoying the snow (gah!), but plenty of knitting took place.
Waking up on Saturday morning to news of the big earthquake in Christchurch made it hard to relax – luckily everyone I know down there is safe and unhurt. The continuing aftershocks have all on edge and my thoughts constantly turn to those who live in the middle of the disaster. I’m trying to come up with a productive way to support those who need assistance, so watch this space for info.
Being in Wellington, the traditional centre of earthquake fear, all we had were a few small jolts to indicate anything was amiss, which means there isn’t any interruption to Knitsch Yarns.
Right, here are the pics…
It snowed! Right down to National Park where we stayed. Pretty magical…
September 8, 2010 No Comments