November 16, 2014

L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux

Dessine-moi un mouton - Draw me a sheep! Says the Little Prince, and that's the name of this cute sweater design by La Maison Rililie. So I called my sweater by another quote from the book, L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux - What is essential is invisible to the eye. 

The sweater is worked top down, with a modified raglan shape, which is cleverly explained in the pattern. The texture is achieved with a broken seed stitch, which worked in stripes creates a lovely pattern on the body.

I don't use much blues, but I fell in love with this blue in Shetland, two years ago. I bought a sweater's worth of yarn, determined to work a cardigan, with a fairisle patterned yoke. But alas, that was too much plain stockinette in a tight gauge for me.

Then I went for a lace cardigan, but after 10 cm of the body, I realized it was at least 30 cm too wide, so I lost my mojo. (When looking at tha pattern again, I see that I could fall in love with it again.) But all good things, etc, when I decided upon the Maison Rililie pattern, I was determined I would finish. I did not knit monogamously, not at all, but I knew I would finish. And I did. I entered with the sweater in the WIPCrackAwayKAL to help me finish - and I did.

I highly recommend the pattern. 

October 31, 2014

Shetland Wool Week was fabulous because of....

....the hats

And last, but not the least, 
because of the knitting!

October 30, 2014

Shetland Wool Week was fantastic because of...

...the ponies

...the lichen

...the sheep

...the snail

October 29, 2014

Shetland Wool Week was brilliant because of....

...the people we met

Photo copyright Ann Myhre

Photo copyright Ann Myhre
You can read Ysolda's insightful blog post about Knitsonik's Stranded Colourwork  Sourcebook here.

Photo copyright Ann Myhre

Insert Jeni here, I didn't get your photo, Jeni....

...Jamieson's of Shetland

  1. ...Jamieson and Smith Shetland Wool Brokers

Oliver telling us all about wool...
I must admit his dialect was not the easiest to understand....

  1. ... the colours!

October 28, 2014

Shetland Wool Week was amazing because of....

... Felix

Photo borrowed from Pinneguri

... and the class in Quotidian colourwork

Photo by Pinneguri

Felicity Ford - KNISONIK
Read all about her new book here
And Kate Davies' book review here.

Link to Ravelry project here

... Thursday evening talks

by Hazel Tindall and Stella Ruhe. I did not take any photos that evening, but was listening to the talks and both were really interesting. Louise from KnitBritish blog and podcast has written about the talks here

October 27, 2014

Shetland Wool Week was wonderful because of....

... St. Ninian's Isle Beach

We met a lovely, happy and playful dog
Photo copyright Ann Myhre

Photo copyright Ann Myhre
... Lerwick

.. Scalloway Castle

.. Sumburgh Head Lighthouse

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