Category — knitsch yarns
There seems to be a bit of a yellow obssession going on at the moment. It has long been my number one colour – so bright and happy and joyful. I can’t wear it, so instead acquire yellow things, and lately, it has reached epidemic proportions.
So here begins a week of yellow…
And look what is new in the shop! Owls! Stitch marker owls! How freaking cool! Thanks again to Sue from SuperVery, hooray!
November 22, 2010 No Comments
Yonks ago, when I was first playing with 12 ply, I knit up this infinity cowl as a product knit – something I wanted, so just made it up as I went along. It’s picked up ‘the coffee cowl’ name as a lady spilled her coffee on it at the June Craft2.0, apologised profusely, and it honestly wasn’t a big deal. It’s the perfect cowl to throw on for those ‘not quite sure’ days, when the weather looks like it could be promising, but the it could also turn hideous. Wrap it up nice and tight for the chilly days, and hang it loose for the warmer ones.
Yarn: 4 skeins of Knitsch 12 ply in Silver Lining
Needles: 6mm on a 100cm cable
Gauge: bah! gauge! forgeddaboutit!
Cast on about 350 stitches, or until you get *really* bored.
Row 1: Knit, and join in the round at the end of the row, being sure not to twist the stitches. Although if you do, it won’t be the end of the world.
Knit ad infinitum, round and round, until all your yarn is used up.
Weave in ends, and wear.
Hooray! Easy as that. A great in front of the tv, don’t have to think too much knit.
September 26, 2010 1 Comment
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
Whoops…time has got the better of me.
Here’s a very fast run down of what i’ve been up to the last couple of weeks:
- Knit graffiti for the New Dowse
- having a nosey around design spun in Napier
- Relaxing at Port’o Call in Napier (in between having an amazingly inspiring time at Knit August Nights)
- And dyeing some fabbo new colourways! Hooray! They will be in the online shop a bit later today 😀
- oooh and mustn’t forget – Knit Pro needles! I have an office full of them, and they’ll be available for purchase once the new shop goes live (any day now, fingers crossed!)
August 31, 2010 No Comments
The very clever Sheryl is giving away some Knitsch yarn!
August 6, 2010 No Comments