Monday, 26 March 2007

Baby Knitting

I had forgotten how quick baby knits can be.... well, could be, if you used bought yarn! when I heard about the new baby I wanted to do something with the texere fine merino that was still in the stash. I had bought some Gaywool colours from Derryaun Crafts a while ago and used green-blue-purple for one half and yellow-orange-red for the other. the idea was to sprinkle the fibres with the dyes to get a multicolour effect. didn't quite work out as planned though - the colours mixed too much when spun and the results were well blended into an orange and a slightly tired lighter blue. well, I finished spinning anyway and thought that I might go for the sprinkling effect with the finished yarn. but when I knitted a small sample I liked the slightly dampening effect of the blue to the brighter orange - and it it turn livened up the sadder blue... so, baby Christoph, your new sweater is going to be finished soon and I hope you like it! I slightly reworked a pattern from an older issue of spinoff, just have to finish the sleeves and that will be another tick on my to-do-list!

and then there is the new very mad project! DH needs some sort of net to put his radio antenna into a tree in the garden..... right, thinking cap on - and the result is a rather silly looking crochet net - made from orange builder's line! not the ideal "yarn", tough and springy with a mind of its own... and very good to use when you try to get rid of callouses on your hands.... but, look on the bright side, it's done pretty quickly - and might make for an interesting art object in the garden in time..... speaking of which.....


Leigh said...

Hi Bettina,

Welcome to the blogosphere! I saw your new blog link on your post to the OLG and had to come visit and see.

What a gorgeous swatch. My kind of colors and my kind of pattern!

Janet said...

Looking forward to a photo of the finished sweater.

Marty McCarthy said...

Bettina - so good to know you're "out there" now! I have missed your comments on the OLG. Your sweater is beautiful! Such even spinning, and the knitting looks store bought! Your project for your DH reminds me of when I decided to crochet a shopping bag from baling twine = OUCH!