Friday, 20 January 2017

Holiday painting

 Two very different styles from the same artist. That could mean a number of things. I'll take on the 'versatile' one.


"Michaelmas daisies"
"Stacks on the mill"

Friday, 13 January 2017

Woollen Sweater

It's a fairly dumb time to knit warm woollen sweaters. The temperature yesterday was 33 degrees. But on the other hand, I knit more carefully and thoughtfully as there is no rush to wear it.


I spent ages trying to find a pattern that had all the components I wanted in a jumper but couldn't. So I made this up from scratch. I had to knit the yolk three times as it didn't sit well. Other than that it went together ok. The wool is from Skeinz in Napier and online. It is gorgeous yarn, 70% kid mohair and 30% merino.
I wanted a dropped hem, loose cuffs and bottom edge, cables, wide neck and raglan sleeves. Now I'll have to wait for Winter before I can wear it.