Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Over the Rainbow!

Just a wee update.. I've not got much knitting done somehow, the Unbiased is in progress, as is the blue sock, and I've got the yarn and stuff ready to start a nice black Hanami.

My hands and arms, and in fact my legs, ankles, kneecaps etc are all rather painful, having been ripped to near-shreds by Holly. Mum's taken lots of pics, which I will nick and post up soon!

So when she's sleeping I've been creeping into the kitchen and doing some dying. My dying mojo is really good at the mo.

Here's a wee taster of what I've been doing. It will be in the shop soon, but not yet! (It's v fine 2 ply cash-silk)








It's unbelievably soft and shiny, perfect for potential nekkid stash diving.

I made these as well:


Soooo Ooh I jsut remembered, I'm doing my endpapers too, I'm on the second one and it's going well, surprisingly fast when I actually get round to it. I'm slightly disappointed that I'm getting bored of them already! I thought the fairisle would be a real challenge and it's kind of not :s
The other thing I should add is that after a lot of thought, I've decided that Viking Knits really doesn't reflect me and what I make, and that perhaps I should have come up with a better name. It was a play on my name really. Anyway, I'm heading towards a relaunch with a better name, and a fresh new inventory of luxurious yarns, some custom vintage needles, and possibly a few sewn projects, plus of course gazillions of stitch markers! I will keep you posted, and it won't be anything sudden as I really need to come up with something that reflects me and my ideas.
That was a lecture eh! I'm off to do some knitting, sculpting, dying, sewing.....



8 comments:

Kay said...

... Pink. *toddles toward it*

Courtney said...

Verrrrrrrry Yummy :-)

Bearium said...

pretty colours, absolutely love the green one.

Courtney said...

My recomended Podcasts would be Stash and Burn, Knitters Uncensored and Lime&Violet

Links:
http://www.stashandburn.com/
http://knittersuncensored.blogspot.com/

http://limenviolet.blogspot.com/

Fiona said...

Oooh, gorgeous yarn - love the lilac and blue.

(Saw some of your stitch markers and earrings over at Super-monkey's blog. Top stuff).

Fiona said...

I've tagged you!!!

http://thecakedcrusader.blogspot.com/2008/02/ive-been-tagged.html

Write 5 facts about yourself, tag 5 people, and link back to the person who tagged you.

Rosie said...

swoon...

Knit-knacker said...

Am salivating over all the lovely shiny yarn and the butterfly markers. You always make such gorgrous things.

Hope the cuts get better soon.