Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baby rug with shell pattern

Soft and fluffy, a dream to crochet or knit with the beautiful organic Treliske 3ply yarn.

The photo shows a baby shawl which I started in July. It is an easy two row pattern that I had saved from a very old knitters magazine comprising shells. It was to be for a baby coming very very soon (early November) but I think I will have to add it to my sampler stash now as I won't get it finished in time. Oh well! It's dreamy to crochet so I'm having fun!

Careful this pattern is addictive!

Wow! Can't believe it's been so long since I blogged on this site! Now I am hooked on Ravelry and put up all my projects, yarns I am knitting or crocheting samples from. Just love it.
This sample Noro square is my first 'addictive' square of the Blythe afghan created by Jane Ellison from Noro yarns. The book is called 'Noro Family' by Jane Ellison which I now stock.
I first saw this afghan whilst visiting friends in Melbourne in winter. A shop owner had two full size afghans on display knitted in Noro yarns. She said 'Be careful, this pattern is addictive'. I couldn't wait to get home to start knitting it!
Two variegated yarns knitted in stripes, and it's not until you finish the 40cm square and block it that the true Noro beauty is revealed. You just don't know where the colours will take you and the great thing is that using the two yarns will give you different combinations each time!
Essentially I want to knit the afghan with Noro Taiyo and Noro Silk Garden yarns but I am going to add some SWTC Karaoke variegated to the mix and some gorgeous hand spun yarn given to me by my friend and knitter Sue. It will be a Knit-along project that I will do in between other projects.