Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Winter Crafting

Hi everyone, (waving), I'm still here.
 I haven't blogged for a little while, so I am just catching up. Went to the Textile Expo at the Southbank Convention Centre in Brisbane, last month with  friends, Sandrine and Laetitia. We had a great day there looking at all the different stalls. We were still there at closing time, and the security guys were reminding us it was time to go. I bought a few bits and pieces there, a bundle of hand-dyed woven felt in lovely chocolates, creams, latte and red; a couple of fat quarters of fabric; some interesting yarn; blades for my rotary cutter and some fabric glue.

Clickety-click go the knitting needles..........
This is what I am making with the yarn
- a scarf.
 The yarn comes from Japan and is sold by a Melbourne based company called Dairing. To make this scarf, you knit two yarns together in garter stitch, forty stitches across, and knit till the yarn runs out, easy-peasy! The cream yarn is made of 100% cotton, and the brown  is silk 69% with a stainless steel core 31%, so you can crinkle and scrunch it, and it will stay like that. It feels nice and soft......interesting and a bit different. I will have to show it to you when it is finished.
Happy Crafting,
Sandi x
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Janice said...

What an interesting yarn. It must be a strange effect to knit up. I'm looking forward to seeing the end result. It sounds like you had a great day out.

Sandrine said...

Oh!! That looks good Sandi, I missed your post whith holidays...:)
You are way way ahead of me! :)