Saturday, 25 July 2009

Its been too long...

since my last post but life has been not chaotic but steadily busy here at the littleberry residence.

Not only has my husband and his partner started their new business in IT Consultancy (OK they're software engineers) and all the associated paperwork that has been coming my way for that, as well as running my own business, I've had my husband's business partner's (and friend) daughter not only for 2 weeks work experience but living with us as well... so somewhere in all that went the first few week of July... and my enthusiasm for keeping my blog updated!

Anyway as promised several posts ago the last of my lace projects that were knitted in my absence of blogging...

Peacock Tail & Leaf Scarf from the Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush as I'm sure most people are aware... It was knit for Renate who was 60 along with her twin sister at the end of June (see previous post). I used my own handpsun, BFL Superwash which I actually dyed myself and hand carded (never again!) with Trilobal Nylon in Silver just to make it twinkle....





and a close up with a more accurate representation of the colour...





That's all the lace projects that are complete at the moment, there will be more lace started soon, but just at the moment I've heading towards the finish line with Mike's Ribbed sleeve Raglan jumper (based on EZ's % system) that was his Christmas present for Christmas 2008!!!


I've just joined the sleeves to the body and done about 1" of knitting so am just about to embark on the Raglan decreasing.....



Here's what it will look like when completed



apart from the knitting I've been doing quite a bit of crocheting, I've found that while everything has been in the air I could concentrate on crochet motifs, so more on that in my next post...

8 comments:

fleegle said...

Oh my. That shawl is Truly Exquisite! Glad to see you posting again!

ani said...

Great to see you back in blogging land :)

fleegle said...

I don't worry too much about retribution, although Interweave Press threatened me when I reviewed one of their books with a less-than-glowing blog post. Having written for computer mags for 25 years, I've found the best method is to avoid reviewing garbage. Unless it's famous garbage and unavoidable. In that case, I document everything with screen shots and leave it up to the editor to calm the furious company :)

ColetteS said...

WoW! You have been busy. That shawl is just gorgeous! I have yet to knit with my handspun.

You were not at all rude for saying that my tartan looks store bought. I'm just glad I didn't mess it up.

Holly said...

You did such a wonderful job on that scarf.....wow!

Probably Jane said...

Wonderful knitting - especially the shawl! The colour is just beautiful.

Soo said...

Wow -- I'm slowly catching up on my long overdue blog reading --- that shawl is beautiful. And you spun and dyed the yarn.

You are far too talented!!!

fleegle said...

Yeah, the Golding is a clunker. If it had a longer shaft, it would be better balanced. For now, it's ok for plying, so that's what I shall use it for. I do so love the owl.