Monday, August 4, 2014

Seeing Pink

Pink is not usually in my colour vocabulary but how could I not just love this .

A beautiful PINK colistiman was on the table. DH had picked it up at the hardware while shopping for a bolt to mend his golf cart. Such a thoughtful suprise to find when I returned from a day of stitching.

Knitted flowers of pink

Hand spun pink dyed with conchinoal and the lighter shades were yellows overdyed with conchional. My GS described it as" a beanie for she cup of tea"

A vintage enamel ware candlestick.  The colour PINK is unusual.

More pink , this time part of a collection of fabric given to me by my DD#1for Christmas.

The collection of all things pink is a reflection of some things that interest me.  I guess pink is part of my life...... just not my first go to colour.
Do you have favorite always there colours in your life?

Have a good week Terry

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Upon completion of the mitts I have been enjoying a slower pace.

The trip to Sydney was a pleasant break.

The view as I returned to the hotel after a pleasant visit to the Power House Museum. To my right is the edge of the city with roof top views and to the left was the skyline of down town Sydney. The afternoon light was perfect.

The view from our balcony  was taken after a lovely evening out at one of our favourite restaurants. The days in "town " were a pleasant variation. Since then the weather has been very blustery and I have been hibernating and catching up on my reading list. Warm and cosy. there has been some sock knitting but nothing much to share as yet the same applies to an occasional treadling of the spinning wheel.

This mural on an alley wall in China Town depicts the weather precisely. It was an unexpected burst of colour and city urban art that brought a small joy to the day.

I hope you all have little joys.  Terry

Friday, June 27, 2014

Lace Mitts

Knitting goodness. The feel of my fine merino hand spun yarn has been wonderful. It is a so so soft feeling as I work the lace pattern. Mittens were the first "garments" I learned to knit but this is the first pair with a lacy cuff. The pattern was in graph form and in over 50yrs of knitting it's a first.

My mitts have been steamed and will be finished when dry. The knitting was done both at the same time with 2 different balls of yarn . The random results from the cinnamon roll spinning..

The colors of autumn/winter in Australia
Looking forward to a few days in down town Sydney.  DH is working and I will have days times to wander,checkout museums and maybe even some shopping. You never know 

Enjoy whatever you happen to do over the next few days .  Terry