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Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

  Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

 

 

 


The Eco Duo Cable Scarf

is the one I started last May (2013) in Morris & Sons

'Learn to Knit Cables Class'.

 

It's a lovely scarf,

I am not sure why I didn't finish it sooner.

 

Designed by Shannon Dunbandin

 

this scarf is really easy to whip up,

even for the likes of me.

 

 

 

 Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

 

 

 

 

Yes, there is a teeny section

that didn't quite turn out right; I blame the actress Katey Sagal

When she whacked Cherry in the face with a skateboard in

'Sons of Anarchy',

 

I became her biggest fan.

 

Enter Katey, exit knitting concentration.

I am actually surprised I didn't make

more mistakes.

 

 

 

  Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

 

 

 

 

Anyway,

somewhere along the way

I got distracted (again & by something else)

and put this scarf to one side.

 

But, I sucked it up the other week and finished it.

 

I am really pleased I did. It's fantastic!

 

It's thick, the cables are well defined, and

it's now a cowl.

 

 

 

 Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

 

 

 

 

Why?

 

Because, it looks quite dated as a scarf.


I am no style icon, but I have no interest

in looking like Miss Marple...

 

unless it's Julia McKenzie, and in another 30 years time.

 

Now that this scarf  is out of the way 

I can finally move onto all of the other projects

I didn't quite finish last year.

 

*sigh*

 

 

  Knitting: Eco Duo Cabled Scarf

 

Procraftination: Pom Poms

  Procraftination: Pom Poms

 

 

 

Procraftination: Pom Poms

 

 

I am not sure how you shirk your craft projects,

  but I have started procraftinating.

 

 

You know, when you

  piffle about making little things

to avoid the craft projects you diligently placed into

Springpad 6 months ago.

 

No?

 

Okay, It must just be me then.

 


 

 

Procraftination: Pom Poms

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, to avoid the nagging voice

in my head,


(no, not sergeant major who yells about exercise,

but Martha the crafty one)

 

I have yet again procraftinated.

 


I have made Pom Poms.

Teeny Tiny ones.

 


(I used a baby fork)

 

 

 

 

 Procraftination: Pom Poms

 

 

 

 

It's surprisingly 'on trend' for me.

Maybe procraftinating isn't such a bad thing after all.

 

 


Afterall, I have

honed my 'Pom Pom' skills,

created a blogpost and quashed atleast one of the voices in my head.

 

I wonder how many sit ups it will take to quash

sergeant major'?!

 

 

 How do you avoid your projects?

 

 

 

Basket Weave: Yellow & Blue Bowl

 Basket Weave: Yellow & Blue Bowl

 

 

 

 

What's

Yellow & Blue 

& has nothing to do with

my Zuni Bear?

 

 

If like me you are a visual person, & have

already scrolled through this post not

reading anything (again like me),


you will already know the answer is my


Yellow & Blue Yarn Bowl.

 

It's one of the three projects

I discovered half finished last week.

 

It's done now.

 

So I can finally allow myself to think

about NEW projects.

 

 

 

  Basket Weave: Yellow & Blue Bowl



 

 

 

You want to know

about the Bear, don't you?

 

 

Well, last night when I was planning

this little photo shoot, Bear came to me and said

 

 

"I am awesome,

I should be in at least one

of your photos"

 


Can't argue with that.

 

This Bear is pretty special,

he is a Zuni Fetish & was carved by Emery Eriacho.


 I picked up Bear in the Grand Canyon  a few years back,

 when the husband was busy  hanging off

the edge of a cliff.


(don't ask!)

 

 

 

  Basket Weave: Yellow & Blue Bowl

 

 

 

 

But back to the bowl.

 

It's a coil basket weave thing made from

plastic bags and yarn.

 

Pretty snazzy eh?

 

I had planned on making a larger fruit bowl,

but I REALLY want to get started on some other projects.


Afterall, it's not long until

Chrummertime is here again.

 

Christmas + Summer

= Chrummertime!

 

 

I live 'down under',

things work very differently around here.

 

 

 



Basket Weave: Yellow & Blue Bowl

 

 

 

So with one half finished project down,

I can now plan this year's Chrummertime

colour scheme.



Happy Skiing or Happy Sunburning!

 

 

I will see you in two weeks time,

I am off in search of snow.

 

 

 

What's Orange, Green, Yellow & Blue?


What's Orange, Green, Yellow & Blue?

 

 

 

 What's Orange, Green, Yellow

& Blue?

 

 

 Two half finished projects, is what!


So annoying.

 

Talk about putting a kibosh on my favourite activity -

starting new projects.

 

 

Starting new projects

when you already have two...

 

hold on...

 

 make that three sitting around,

isn't smart.



 

  What's Orange, Green, Yellow & Blue?

 

 

 

 

It's odd,

I am usually very good at finishing things

before starting new projects.

 

Or am I?


Arrrgh, I can't remember!

(my head hurts)

 

 

Other things I can't remember;


when or why I started the cross stitch project.


Apparently it's a Cross Stitcher

Valentine project, but my colours choices are wintry.

 

Weird, right?

 

 

 

 

What's Orange, Green, Yellow & Blue?


 

 

 

Anyway, no new projects for me

until I finish at least one of them.


I have nominated the yarn basket thing, 

it should be Quick & Easy.

 

 

The half finished scarf

can come with me to the snow, and 

the cross stitch... well, I don't know where exactly

that's going, but it's definitely

out of sight!

 

 

...I wonder if it was supposed to be a gift?

 

 

 

Knitting: Circular Knit Slouchy Beret

  Knitting: Circular Knit Slouchy Beret

 

 

 

 

Last weekend I popped along to

Morris & Sons (Sydney) to learn

how to circular knit.

 


Why  when you can barely knit?!

(I imagine you are all thinking)

 


Fair enough, that's exactly

what I was thinking 30 minutes into the class.

 

Actually, I think everyone in the group was too.

About themselves, not me...


I am not that bad at knitting!

 


 

 

Knitting: Circular Knit Slouchy Beret

 

 

 



The class was taught by the lovely Lyndell,


who did a marvelous job ignoring our grumblings about


using 10mm needles,

using 10 mm needles joined together,

& messing about with magic loops.

 

After about an hour we stopped complaining.


We learned loads!

 

 Including how to knit a folded hem.

 

 

 


Knitting: Circular Knit Slouchy Beret

 

 


The yarn I used is by  Morris & Sons.

It's a 20 ply monster called Fuel

(colour way Cargo).

 


I used two balls of the stuff (with some left over)

& it only took me another 1.5 hours

to finish my Slouchy Beret.

 


Which by the way DOES NOT suit me

no matter what jaunty angle I tease the thing into.

 

'Stubborn Slouchy' more like.

 

Still it's not bad for a first time

circular project.