Lately, I have been feeling very blah… My usual happy and positive spirits are at a low point and I have been having sleepless nights.
I knew this whole heritage thing was going to be difficult but I never realized that it would weigh that heavy on me.
I have been reading several reserach papers online, and even had intense e-mail contact with one of the researchers. I found out things about the Dutch during colonial times, and it is not making me happy.
Still, I need to dig deeper and read some more. It is for my own peace of mind. I have to push through!
Back to knitting
Have you all seen the new Rowan Magazine #46? I am so tickled by it, and believe me, it has been a while since any of the handknit magazines tickled me.
In this issue, Rowan certainly does not disappoint, I purchased it immediately and this beauty of a stole is my favorite “traditional” piece.
Made out of Kidsilk Haze and a beauty of geometrical lace, this piece called Chartwell by designer Sarah Hatton just takes my breath away. How classy…
Also very very interesting to me is a section about Rowan Design Awards in which several pieces of designers are showcased. Here are some of my faves:
This piece by designer Dulcie Wanless, made out of Kidsilk Haze is something I covet..
This bright and ingeniously knitted and braided piece by designer Vibe Lundemark is simply stunning! Rowan Big Wool is used:
But the one piece that made me buy the magazine without skipping a heartbeat is this delicate gossamer design by Fabienne Gassman. She handknitted this with Kidsilk Haze;
I wish there were more handknit magazines that would highlight handknitting pieces like these. And if there are ever handknit patterns with designs with this sesnsibility and quality, I will be the very first knitter to purchase it.
Organizing and getting back to knitting
My yarn room or when I want to sound important my yarn studio has been such a huge mess. It is just atrocious but luckily my husband came to the rescue.
Before shelves in my yarncloset:
and after shelves in my yarncloset:
During sorting out my stuff I bumped into some unfinished projects and figured it was time to get on them again!
I finished a cashmere scarf for my father in law. I used my own Tristan Scarf pattern for this one:
I just love this scarf. I am addicted to its stitch pattern, it has become my staple stitch in many designs!
Remember my Lady Eleanor Stole I made a couple of Summers ago?
I still needed to do the knotting…ugh…but I finally started one side! I used my ruler to keep it all straight:
Yikes. No fun. But the results are beautiful. Now if I only can find the will power to do the other side too…sigh.
I hope I am not the only one procrastinating with finishing up certain projects? Right..? Right..?
Okay, that’s it for now. I hope you are all doing well this Summer. Sorry, I haven’t been posting as much lately… hope you understand…
Thanks for keeping coming back here and reading my entries!