Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Pont Neuf Scarf

I've finished off my latest TV project, the Pont Neuf scarf from issue 97 of the Knitter, designed by Katya Frankel. The yarn is a yummy alpaca and silk mix, Steph brought over from New Zealand earlier in the year. It's a mostly regular  yarn with just the odd slub to add interest, which worked well with the cable pattern.

The shape is an elongated asymmetric triangle with some clever but simple shaping. It's lovely and cozy and as the weather is starting to get colder now, it won't be long before I'm wearing it. Not quite yet though, because I have last dose of sunshine coming next week, when I head off the International Quilt Festival in Houston :-)

Monday, 24 October 2016

Gold Chrysanthemum Brooch

I made another chrysanthemum brooch for a friend's birthday. The pattern is from Bead Metamorphosis by Lisa Kan. I love the design  but the daggers and rizo beads still move a bit more than I would like. I'm planning to make another one soon so I'll have to see if I can find a way to firm them up.