Saturday, October 11, 2008

fall treatment

Spirogyra on my arm

Spirogya was pure joy to knit. For sure I will use this lovely pattern more. On this picture it is pointing from fall back to summer.

I'm not so weak anymore but still coughing a lot. So Doctor Tally precribed a week in summer sun, some warm days on the seaside and he said to spend all of the time outside in the fresh air :-) .

weather in October

But now, before leaving, I have to rush to my local yarn store to get me yarn for the car-knitting. Lot's of celebrations are waiting, lots of presents are needed.

Enjoy your fall whereever on this beautiful world you are!

A bientòt

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Shetland triangle

the shawl

I fell in love with the pattern as soon as I saw this somehow peacock-like design somewhere in blogland. Found more on flickr and couldn't resist ordering the book "Wrap style" with the design.
My yarn is very beautiful too, cashmere from the Hamburger Wollfabrik. So delicious between the finger.
As I stated before, I don't go for the color anymore, but I have a lot of matching cloth so I will wear it.
And knit one more in a brighter color sometime. I still like the pattern so much and it's fun to knit.

detail of triangle shawl

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

a lot of knits

a lot of knits

I have been sick for quite a while now. Nothing serious, but a deep bronchitis, so I have to take antibiotics and am on sick leave. The first days I felt bad and slept a lot. Blogging mojo was all gone, too exhausting. Now I have more energy and try to take the best of my time at home. Very precious time.
Besides paper work I finished so many knits that where just waiting for some rows here, some sewing there or only hiding the remaining threads.
On my way back from hospital (x-ray for my lungs, short visit at my friends room) I stopped next to my favorite tree to take some pictures for my blog and you, my readers.

After so many days of hard rain and staying put it was so nice to be back in the world. Those beautiful, beautiful fall colors! From the hospital's 6th floor I had an overlook over my county. Never knew that there is soo much wood. Shining, glowing fall trees sticking out of the dark green conifers.

Back to my knits. From left to right: summer jacket; shetland triangle shawl; Spirogyra wristwarmers; Hundertwasser fetching fingerless gloves.
More details are coming.

I'm more than delighted finally having started to knit with the lovely bambou yarn I bought last fall in France. Matching to the season it gets leaves stitched on them as embellishment.
After washing the petit leave before blocking it I was scared: the soft touch had changed to an awful kind of hard board! The flowing drape had changed to something stiff.
Luckily it came out almost fine after drying: The shine is back, the grip is almost as soft as before.
I hope this écharpe à feuilles will behave well. It better does!

bambou leaves