February 12, 2010

Would you like a sneaky peak? Would ya? Hmm? Hmm?

Top to bottom: Punky, Mystery Machine, Chelsea, Cherry Ripe, Paua

We're dyeing with all cylinders blazing in preparation for Craft2.0. My poor fingers are getting rope burn from twisting skeins...

February 08, 2010

Grey's Anatomy has got to be my favourite series du jour. It serves as fantastic therapy - it makes you laugh, and cry - perfect for releasing pent up emotions.

In one episode, Nurse Rose says to McDreamy "I am an imperfect person". Boy I love that line. It rings so true - I am an imperfect person. I'm also a very imperfect crafter, and skill improvement is up there on this year's to do list.

One goal is to get the hang of fair isle.

Endpaper mitts is the project, and yep, there are mistakes, but I feel they tell a story, and so shall leave them in. The mitts are for me - happily a selfish knitter - and the mistakes remind me that sometimes my incredibly high standards require a bit of extra practice to reach. It's ok to be imperfect.

(Knit in Knitsch Yarns 'Chelsea' and 'Silver Lining')

February 01, 2010

I am obsessed with green.

My favourite colour is yellow - bright, sunshiny, happy. Nothing can be sad with yellow, really. 

But green, damn that green. 

I have quite the collection of orange yarn - it started in London. About the same time as the green obsession. It seemed that every skein of yarn that found itself in my hand was either green or orange.

The problem with that is, every dye colour I dream up, a spot of green sneaks in. Oh, I think, if i do this, and this and this, and then what else will go with it...oh, i know, green!

And then do you think it is easy to achieve that subtle shade of emerald? Or the iridescent colour of a beer bottle? oh no. No. Green has to be one of the frigging trickiest colours to get just so.

The moral of the story is: if you like green, Knitsch is for you. You may look forward to enjoying the benefits of my misery!