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Nose to the grindstone

I hadn't realised how much time has whizzed past since the last time I blogged until Bee mentioned it. I'm engrossed in work for a new book; this is taking up most of my time and I haven't been out and about as much as usual, apart from a quick trip to Peter Jones last weekend with a detour to Stash Yarns. Yes, I know that, strictly speaking, Putney isn't on the way when travelling on a bus between Sloane Square and Streatham, but the thought of knitting for a few hours in air-conditioned comfort with Michelle and Nic was just too tempting to resist and well worth the extra journey. I also wanted to pick up a skein of Tilli Tomas yarn that Nathalie had kindly stashed away under the counter for me.


I looked at the Rowan yarns in Peter Jones and bought a few balls of Kidsilk Haze in the new purple colourway which should coordinate nicely with the skein of Tilli Tomas Disco Lights (spun silk yarn strung with tiny matching sequins). Not quite sure what I'll make yet, probably something in the scarf/wrap line using the KSH double to match the weight of the silk.

Colourmart_samples    Blue_faced_leicester

I also had a couple of dabbles on eBay. Cashmere samples from ColourMart - you get a tiny skein of each weight, just enough to knit a sample with - Iris Schreier's Modular Knitting and 500g of blue faced Leicester 4ply in a vibrant deep pink to make one of my own designs. Nic mentioned to me that there are several errors in Modular Knitting and you can find the corrections here.

I'm having a fun day today - woken just before 6am by a double assault on the senses (Flossie hacking up a hairball next to my ear and the dustcart announcing its arrival with a few deafeningly loud repeats of  'Attention! Vehicle reversing!'). I'm now contemplating more time at the grindstone and a visit to the dentist for a filling. Keeps me out of mischief, I suppose...


I love the colours used for the scarf on the cover of "Modular Knitting". Does the term simply mean working up a project in squares or small pieces - like an afghan?

Modular knitting means knitting squares, triangles, diamonds and joining them up as you go. The book looks really interesting, but I've only had time to flick through it so far. Any technique that cuts down on sewing pieces together is fine by me....

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