Sunday, 21 July 2013

Beach Knitting

I've been searching relentlessly for a good beach knitting project. You know, something small enough to fit easily in a beach-bag, simple enough that I'm not constantly watching a chart, and yet interesting enough that I don't fall asleep while knitting. Not an easy task.

 After several mis-starts I finally hit the jackpot with Trillian by Martina Behm.   It's a lovely mostly garter stitch shawl (simple & soothing) with an unusual construction and a pretty lace border that is knit at the same time as the body of the shawl (interesting). The yarn is a new base that I'm considering carrying, it's about 400 yards of superwash merino, in a fingering weight single ply yarn. I don't think it would be a durable choice for socks or a sweater, but the softness and subtle sheen of this yarn would be amazing in next-to-your-skin accessories. The colour way I'm using is called "Technicolour Dragonfly Dreams" and will be available mid to late August. 

Saturday, 5 January 2013


The Random Number Generator has spoken once more, and five is the magic number this time!  Vampirefan you are the winner of the awesome Hobbit Knits by the talented Josie Mercier.
Thanks to Josie for donating the eBook, and to everyone who read and/or played along.