Tuesday, 29 June 2010

black and white...

... isn't on during this week, but when I took some photos of my spring leaves shawl,  I saw that the "hills" and "valleys" (DH said it looks like irish roads - loads of deep potholes:)) are more visible than in that strong green... I am nearly done with the first half, just a few rows through the finishing chart and the cast-off (plus beads). I used up pretty much all of the first ball, but I divided the yarn exactly, so I am not worried about the 2nd part.... I did however use a little bit from the outside of the ball to do this yesterday:

I received the book about Hardanger embroidery to give away, but it looked so bare - so I crocheted a little gecko bookmark to go with it. the poison green was just right for it - and I immediately had another request for one - in blue this time:)) I think I might make the next tail a bit longer and I will change the pattern to reduce the number of threads to draw in! I'll leave a longer thread hanging from the start, so I don't have to start a new thread for the tail end.... I also used red yarn for the tongue instead of felt, but I figure geckos aren't all built the same anyway:))


Delighted Hands said...

Wow, beautiful knitting-the gecko is cute, too!

Leigh said...

Love the gecko. And the shawl is coming along beautifully.

Helen said...

Hi Bettina- I like the new look to your blog. I read you review of books too and wish now I had bought the Intentional Spinner at Woolfest-sigh-but I spent a huge amount of money as it was!Oh well.
It is very dry too here and we spend a lot of time in the evening watering.

Woolly Bits said...

Helen, I don't know how many times I thought about buying a book, not doing it after all - and regretting it shortly after:)) but on the bright side, the book is pretty new and I am sure it'll be available for some time to come... next christmas is not all that far away:))
our weather has turned a bit now and we are back to more rain and a lot of wind = summer in ireland:))