Monday, March 8, 2010

Can't just let it be!

The idea of taking up knitting was to find something to do that did not involve my creative input! You know, just relax, follow the pattern and get the result. Simple stripe with lovely wooden buttons was the plan.

Well after finishing the back, two front panels and one sleeve, I just could not resist! The cardie was a bit to simple for my taste!

Not sure if I'll follow it through, but I thought a couple of changes might create a bit more interest.

Also true to my form, I am already thinking about the next project before finishing what I've started! This long weekend was a great opportunity to make my first visit to the Bendigo Woollen Mills. I was expecting some "Nana" style wools, and while this is mostly true, I did find something that has totally inspired me to consider my next project! Check out these beautiful colours.

Colour is perhaps the most important design element to me and as soon as I spotted this combination I just had to buy them! There's some great old fashioned skills that are making a come back, and I really think it's the colour choices that can bring them into the modern world.

I have NO IDEA what to do with them, and they're actually cotton (not wool) so I'll need to do some research to get some ideas. I'm thinking of trying crochet....I know, I know - ONE thing at a time!

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Anonymous said...

Hey Dan
Crochet a beautiful stripey blankie for the new bub :) Miss you! Enjoy :) Fi-Banger :x

Carly Findlay said...

Hey there - this cardi will look great if you decide to 'Dan-ify' it. But don't push yourself - make sure you relax.
Agree with Fi - try knitting a light weight striped rug with the coloured wool - it is a great colour combo.
Hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Ange B said...

Oh where oh where has Danielle gone?
Hope you are well...