Good knitting weather

One new design in the wash while I type, it is made from a lovely New Zealand wool made by Naturally which is 50% NZ wool and 50% NZ mohair and feels wonderful, it does felt up beautifully and finishes with a soft hairy texture. If you look carefully you will see I have some extra pieces in the machine to felt up that will be used to embellish this bag post felting, more of that later. Another design on the needles at the moment, so much fun watching this one evolve, you never really know what you will get with a hand painted wool. This JJ's Montage 8ply 100% New Zealand wool I bought when we visited Melbourne last November and I have been very eager to see it knit, the colours are much better than when it was in the skein and so much better than when it was balled up. As you might have worked out we have had some cool drizzly weather which was just so perfect for knitting over the Easter break but today has returned to blue skies and heat which is needed for the 5 loads of washing I have done this morning.


Anonymous said...

I know we're supposed to notice the stitching, but I can't take my eyes off the washer.

You have a stainless steel washer. I'm sooooo jealous.

Oh ... the stitching looks good too. Is that feather and fan I see reflected in the stainless steel of the really cool washer??????

Levin (and Emily) said...

washing is such a pain.
it interferes with so much! we have a twin tub which means you spend a lot of time washing - but i like it as i recycle my grey water and we are very water savvy with it.
the knitting looks great - i've not been knitting lately but it's definately the right weather for it now. i'm too busy whip stitching my binding.......

Sharon said...

Hi! Thanks for the jersey stitching advice, I've just stitched it and only had to unpick twice! Wish I'd read this 10 minutes ago, I think the walking foot might be the answer! Your knitting looks great, I can't knit to save my life!