Monday, June 29, 2009

Berry Cluster Cowl

This weekend we famously had some more summer sunshine in Ireland. Enough so that we could actually plan and execute a trip to the beach. There was even swimming in the actual sea. Amazing.

There was also beach knitting.

Introducing the Berry Cluster Cowl, in Lang Silkdream. This yarn was a birthday gift and the minute I saw it I had a cowl using this stitch in mind. I loved it so much on this project. It's almost finished, pattern to follow.

It's so lovely and silky.

Oh yes, and red.

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Yarn Room

I'm sooooo excited. The Yarn Room is opening a shop in Ashford, Co Wicklow. Just a few miles from my house.

More details on Ravelry here.

Oh dear....this is gonna be too much for me. I might have to go and lie down.

Edited to add: Grand opening Sat 4th July, 10am. Yay!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Monsieur Poirot I presume?

Allow me to introduce you to someone.

This is Hercule.

How do you do? Pleased to meet you.

Hercule was designed and knitted* by the talented grandson of my friend S from the Wicklow Knitters. She is naturally very proud of Hercule (and of her grandson) so she brought Hercule to meet the Wicklow Knitters at our most recent meeting.

For a while we thought he (Hercule, not her grandson) had a Ronald Coleman moustache, but we quickly decided that it was Hercule Poirot himself who has been reincarnated...or should that be reincar-knitted?

Isn't he handsome? I especially like the ears in different colours. And the green shoes.

Note the jaunty scarf and the delightful tail.

Hat's off to ye me boy! There's a Wonder Knitter indeed.

* with some help of course, but mostly his own work.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Abstract Leaves Cowl Reveal

Finally some pictures of this great cowl. Abstract Leaves Cowl in Shepherd Sock Red Rover. (Yes, I know it’s usual to have a human model, but hey, we gotta use what’s at hand.)

Notice the lovely stitch definition and the exquisite shaping in the 2nd pic achieved by changing down to smaller needles. I'm very impressed with the effectiveness of that technique.

Added to that the subtle colour changes in the Shepherd Sock and the softness of the yarn and you have a cowl that people keep trying to steal from you.

Seriously. They ask to try it on and then they try to leave the house.

Be vigilant.


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


When: Saturday 13th June at 12 noon.
Where: Labyrinth @ the Visitor’s Centre car park

Come join The Travelling Sisterhood of Wicklow Knitters for World Wide Knit in Public Day in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow.

We meet at High Noon for a few hours at the Labyrinth at the Visitor’s Centre car park in Glendalough.

Bring your own supplies, - suncream, blankets/chairs, wool, needles, hooks, drop spindle, embroidery or spinning wheel. Or just come along for the fun. Bring your tall tales and short stories.

In case of bad weather, We will de-camp to the Glendalough Hotel just around the corner if the weather is crappy unkind.