Thursday, November 11, 2010

My creative space.

My creative space this week is green, green, green.

There's my second go at pattern testing Tikki's new knit.

I'm using Woolganics, organic wool in the Gondwana colour way and I am smitten. Its the most gorgeous wool I have ever worked with, both the colour and the texture. Of course I love that it's Australian and organic too.

I love how this pattern is knitting up and am most excited to finish it.

There's my Tea Leaves cardi.

Thank you for all your offers and suggestions about where to find another ball of BWM Forest. After posting my request on the BWM forum on Ravelry, I found a gorgeous woman who is going to deliver a ball to Bren at his stall at the Collingwood Children's Farm farmers' market this Saturday. She was even happy to swap wool for organic veg! Fancy that!

Oh Ravelry how I love you!

And finally, there's my Tikki KAL.

Now this one is really a bit of fun.
KAL stands for knit-a-long. Each week Ms Georgie releases a few lines of a pattern and the 200+ members who have signed up, knit those bits of pattern with no idea as to what we are in fact knitting.

That's right! It is a mystery pattern. We were told the amount of yarn we needed, and given the option of a boy pattern or a girl pattern, and a range of sizes and the rest is one big mystery.

The picture above is my step one completed and I have step two ready to go but it looks complicated and so I am waiting for a quiet moment (ha!) so I can concentrate.

Does this sound fun to you or have I become a knitting geek?

So there you have it. Green, green, green.

What's up in your creative space today?

Have a happy Thursday y'all. X

35 comments:

  1. Very green indeed. Pleased to hear you found your forest. I am doing Tikki's knit a long too (but was very keen and started the second bit before I photographed the first bit so no progress pics yet) and am truly loving it. Not a knitting geek at all.

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  2. Gorgeous, Kate...all those greens! I don't know where you find the time, much less the energy...

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  3. The knit along sounds really fun!
    Thats brilliant about the vege/wool swap - excellent bartering!xx

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  4. I've always wanted to do a mystery KAL but never had the right wool and stuff at the time. can't wait to see what yours turns out to be. All your greens look wonderful. xx

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  5. im loving all the green its so rich and gorgeous!

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  6. Loving the green - so fresh and happy :) Also loving the KAL idea - how fabulous is that?! Can't wait to see this pattern develop. Best for last... very impressed with Ravelry person and your wool find - aren't people just wonderful?
    Kx

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  7. You are a total knitting geek, but I love a geek!
    Loving all the different greens, each piece you are working on looks stunning, and soo happy about the Forest Green turn up! xo

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  8. Lovely, lovely.

    We are on the same page today xx

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  9. Very green, but I'm loving it! Wish I was a good enough knitter to do a KAL. One thing at a time maybe.

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  10. lovely - it got hot here today and that always makes me want to make hot type craft but I am yet to figure out what that means!

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  11. Love all the green and you know I love Ravelry..never attemtped the mystery kal thing or a kal at all. Now I want too...haha..

    Hope you have a bit of quiet time in your near future. I haven't had some in forever.

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  12. Nothing wrong with a being a knitting geek..is there? ;) Love green!

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  13. I'm loving the MKAL and have finished step 2 for the boys and finally got a second 40cm needle so I have also started the girl one too! I'm loving the mystery but get strange looks from people when they ask - what's that? and I have to say don't know!

    Loving the green and really want to try some WOOLganics soon!

    And I say knitting geeks unite (or is that Ravelry).

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  14. Green, green, green

    A knitter after my own heart!

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  15. feeling right at home in your space today! lovely :)

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  16. What wonderful shades of green they all are. I have started to knit Tikki's Sorello and had to rip back because I had 4 sts too many, but have now sat down and worked out how many increases for every second row so I should be right second time around. Mine is green too, although a much paler one than your gorgeous greens. Glad that you are getting another ball of forest too, ravelry is great for things like that.

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  17. how funny, a mystery pattern. what will the internet offer us next!

    you are becoming the knitting geek...but there is absolutely nothing wrong with loving something sooo much! just make sure you are surrounded by humans at all times and not just yarn & needles ;)

    hugs lovely Kate ♥

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  18. The KAL sounds like so much fun! I hope she does another one when I don't have a newborn. Her stuff is so pretty.

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  19. This round knitting technology is way above me but Love the beautiful colour and texture Kate x

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  20. Love a bit of green, me.... seems like I'm in fine company here.

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  21. You ARE such a knitting nerd but I love it!

    I am still resisiting this craft... you are making it REALLY hard with all that beautiful green wool... but NO! I do not need to learn to knit. i live in a hot climate. x

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  22. gorgeous greens! you're making me want to knit again!

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  23. & such lovely greens they are.

    The knittery & I are not mates but I'm glad it sits so well with you. x

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  24. I think a knit along is one of the most ideas I've heard in a long time...and I can't even knit!!
    xxx

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  25. sorry, that was supposed to say 'most fun ideas'!!! (Typing too fast one-handed while eating dinner! tee hee) xxx

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  26. You're right the green is divine! Clever, clever you - the knit along sounds like fun - please show us how it develops.
    Carmel

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  27. hooray for green!
    I need to get some knitting for me!

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  28. You know, neither green or knitting are really my thing, but you ooze so much enthusiasm for it all that I can't help but feel excited about your creative space today. So, yay for green and yay for knitting.

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  29. Green is good and that is some gorgeous yarn!

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  30. Love all the greens and all the yarn! Makes me want to go knit, as always!

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  31. What a fantastic swap :) Loving all your green.

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  32. It sounds like heaps of fun!! Not geeky at all ;-)

    I need to find out more about that Aussie organic wool...

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