Thursday, September 9, 2010

My creative space.

After I finished knitting the long, long rows of plain and purl for the green cardi, I felt like knitting something small and complicated. Something that would make me think and concentrate.

The Vineyard wash cloth fit the bill perfectly. Details here. I loved knitting this pattern of intricate intertwined little leaves that came together so quickly.

This wash cloth is getting packed up with some soap and some seeds and heading to my secret partner in Jodie's Spring Washer Swap. I hope she likes it.

And what's a girl to do when she can't possibly concentrate on intricate pattern but needs a project to keep her hands busy while out and about? Why crochet ric rac of course!

This is for Ms Beccasauras for a little swap we did. A pair of Dortjes for a pile of crocheted ric rac.

And then there's the beginnings of another Olearia. I'm dying to see how the pattern looks in this multicolour yarn.

And finally, thanks so much for the gorgeous messages left here and on Ravelry about my green cardi. I appreciate and love reading each and every one. You guys are the best!

So what are you up to today?
I'm off to Kirsty's to check.
Happy Thursday y'all. X

42 comments:

  1. Gosh you really are creating like a mad woman!!

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  2. Gee I love that green. The washcloth is beautiful - that would have got your brain thinking! And I love the multicolour yarn. I am always drawn to multi colour yarns

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  3. Oh, wow, the green washcloth is beautiful. How 2 needles and some yarn can some together to form such amazing patterns is just incredible.
    Belated thanks for your very sweet comment on a post of mine a few weeks back-very kind of you!

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  4. More goodness! The washcloth is lovely, I just started mine last night and already have the seeds ready and soap organised so I am halfway there.

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  5. What a complicated pattern for your washer, I couldn't use it for fear of spoiling all that work :) Just the same, lucky lucky swap partner.

    Do you have a pattern for that crochet ric-rac you cn share ?
    It sounds like a great idea to "not concentrate" on !

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  6. I love the cloth, great swap gift for sure. And I can't wait to see how the new Olearia turns out :)

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  7. I love your wash cloth. very nice small and intricate item to create :)

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  8. That wash cloth is just too pretty! I love your crocheted ric rac, you make the loveliest trims...

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  9. What a lovely swap package..love the leaves pattern. Enjoy the sun and that latte looks good too!

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  10. The wash cloth is gorgeous, and what a great swap package. I love that your not thinking project is a teeny piece of crochet that would give me a huge headache!

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  11. So impressed with your beautiful washcloth, looks good enough to hang on the wall!

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  12. It's gorgeous. I love the leaves. Lucky partner.

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  13. Ripper washcloth and even better cardi. it is a really cute pattern. Do I detect some Bendigo woollen mill yarn?

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  14. Amazing colours and work! I love everything!

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  15. I reckon multicolour yarn is a treat to work with...OOH! Look it’s yellow! OOH! Look it’s pink! OOH! Look...ok, ok – you get the drift.

    PS. Swoooooned over the green cardi.

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  16. It's good to have a combo of thinking and mindless projects, dependent on what else is going on in one's brain! You never cease to amaze me, young lady!

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  17. did I say i loved the cardigan? i meant too. I love the weave of that cloth.... you are making me want to learn to knit and I am resisting .... I don't need a new obsession at the moment...

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  18. The washcloth is just gorgeous Kate! Lucky swap partner who receives that one will be very happy. I have my seeds ready, just need to find some wonderful soap and start knitting my dishcloth!

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  19. Oh My God are you kiddling!? She is going to be OVER there FREGGING MOON! It's gorgeous Kate, wow you're amazing.
    love the ric rac too xo

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  20. I do so adore your green cardi - in fact, I sat watching youtube videos of continental knitting to see if I could get the knack of the sticks!

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  21. I didn't even know that leaves was a knitting possibility! Its beautiful!
    My Miss 9 has just picked up the knitting bug this week. Still getting the hang of it. But loving it!

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  22. Gorgeous gorgeous knittery :) I'm sure you're swap partner will be over the moon. Kx

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  23. Gosh, are your knitting needles hot to the touch? You are just so talented to be creating all that gorgeous work. Thanks for sharing it all.

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  24. loving that multicoloured - can't wait to see the final - make sure you post!

    Well done on the creating!

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  25. Love the washcloth, it will make such a gorgeous present.

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  26. Lovely washcloth! I still need to decide what I'm going to make! And your cardi is seriously impressive, I think. I still haven't attempted a proper knitted garment for me - I'm not sure it would survive my attention span...

    We're heading up to a friend's cottage not far from Daylesford for a (much needed) break next week. If you're out and about it would be lovely to catch up!

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  27. everything looks fantastic! i love the colors you choose! :)

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  28. Your wash cloth is divine, so intricate.
    I am sure your swap partner will love it!

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  29. OMG - your swap partner will love the dishcloth - but I doubt it will ever be used - WAY TOO BEAUTIFUL!
    You've earned an "uber ace" for that one ;)

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  30. It's so nice to have several things going at the same time., and your green is beautiful.

    My Creative Space

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  31. You are the knitting queen! I am loving your washcloth and the cardy from the last post. The colour is just beautiful. So glad you got off lightly with the flooding. Fingers crossed everything dries up soon. x

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  32. beautiful kate ~ you are unstoppable :)

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  33. how do you crochet ricrac? Its gorgeous!

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  34. Wow...Wonder Woman! I LOVE that pattern in the washcloth and clever you for whipping it up like that, you certainly are gifted with the needles and the hook :-) Did you use cotton for the washcloth? I'm going to have to try that one for sure :-)

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  35. Hey foxy, just read your previous post...are you busting some surfer girl moves or what? Must be all that sea air. Love the ric rac xo

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  36. I love the pattern on the green washcloth and your green cardi. I wish I could knit. Doubly like them as I love everything in green.

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  37. It is rather alarming to see what you can do with some sticks my dear, didn't you just begin this knitting business not too long ago?
    Amazing, I love that cloth!
    Also, rather excited to see how the multi color business shapes up myself!

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  38. You're knitting is amazing! I'm so impressed by your beautiful cardis. I still haven't attempted a sweater. I'm on Rav as silverbirks. If you enjoyed the Vineyard cloth, try smariek knits blog. She has a lot of lace based cloths and many other patterns...and they are all free. I especially like the heart cloth and the butterfly cloth. You are so crafty!

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  39. why is an aussie saying y'all? you a southerner too!?

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  40. What can't you do Kate?? The dishcloth looks amazing, what a lucky swap partner.

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