Friday, 17 April 2015

Marcella's Shawl - By Roisin

How fitting that Roisin's  Shoulder Wrap Moebius (a Jude Skeers' pattern) has found a new home with Marcella (and Mario) who were holidaying here from Australia, home of Jude Skeers.  
It looks wonderful on Marcella.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Friday Knit Along

Remember, tomorrow we'll be hanging out in the Loopy Lounge & knitting "The Lundie Puddlestompin' Poncho" together, from 1 - 3pm.
Just a $10 drop in fee and we'll continue for as many Fridays as it takes!

And here's a pink "Lundie" just for Maria who needs to knit a purple one....Maria?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Brenda's "Lundie" For Aliza

Brenda's pride and joy, her granddaughter Aliza, is wearing her Lundie, knit by grandma. Aliza is 8 months old and this Lundie should fit her until she's up and running around. And of course Aliza is wearing blue, because.... Blue and Brenda. 

But for now, she's strapped in. Look how well the Lundie works in the car seat!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Carmel's Warm Sweater

Carmel's so-well-knit heavy duty sweater in strong eye catching colours.  We love it. It looks great. Congrats, Carmel!

Miruh's Cables

Another Miruh masterpiece knit with Galway Highland Heather in beautiful blue and wonderful cable patterns.  Miruh said she would NEVER knit cables and now...she's loving them!   Another beautiful sweater for lucky daughter Amanda

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Lisa's Amazing Shawl

Trust us, the photo does not do this lovely crocheted shawl justice. Lisa used beaded silk and merino for some sections and a mixture of silk and wool for others.  So beautiful, and very warm.  Roisin said about it "Elegant I believe is the word I'm looking for!"  Great choices, as usual, Lisa!

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Jude Skeers' Beanies

Beaucoup de beanies...Jude Skeers has been knitting beanies. When you attend the October classes with him, these simple hats will be used to teach stranding and fair isle techniques. How fun! There are going to be a lot of fabulous hats made.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Sock Quartet

Sockistas are still knitting up a storm or two or three.  
Starting left to right...Laura has found her knitting kniche!  The pink and grey socks are only her second pair and we're already copying her pattern.  Very nice work, Laura!
Then Lisa's very colourful (and she got the LAST ball of that yarn) nice striping effect.  Lisa, of course, is now an experienced sock knitter and will be dazzling us from now on with her creations.  We're not sure if these ones will be up to the knee or over the knee or?? Stay tuned.
Sue's sock knitting skills are developing quickly too.  She has combined two balls of sock yarn to make these socks toasty and dense. Interesting to see how the colours are coming together now.  More special work coming from Sue...

And here's Roisin's Sockista contribution....doesn't look all that exciting. You'd  have to wear them to appreciate.  But you can't as these were knit for daughter Triona, using one strand of silk and alpaca, and one strand of cashmere, silk and possum. Oooooo. They feel fantastic and we'll have to wait to hear what Triona thinks.  All natural fibre and the intention is that the silk substitutes the nylon for strength.  Roisin reports it was hard on the eyes, knitting with such dark yarn and fine strands, but daughters are worth it, aren't they?!!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter Weekend Hours

This is a four day weekend for some. It's a three day one for GBOW. Closed Friday, Open Saturday, Closed Sunday, AND Monday.
Have a great weekend how ever you celebrate it. 

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Brenda's Latest LP Poncho

 And speaking of Lundie Puddlestompin' Ponchos, here is Brenda's latest Lundie Poncho.  She knit this one with Chunky Marble and we have to say this particular colour has never looked soooo good.  Very tidy knitting job and she did the edging in moss stitch and regular cast off. It worked!