Thursday, June 24, 2010

my creative space


Regular readers might remember my up coming workshop induced knitting panic?
I was asked to work on a upcoming festival program teaching knitting-being a crochet/sewer this was a big exciting freaky challenge. So for a month or so I have been diligently and clumsily knitting most nights.

However in the first planning meeting I found out I can teach any kind of yarn work...I am glad for time of knitting though and found it much easier than remembered (maybe I just break rules with more confidence now??)

But anyway, since finding out the sticks have been "cast off"(pun! ark!)

here's my week long love affair with crochet...cue slow music and mood lighting...

custom dyed scarves drying over my curtain rod...

a mixed wool scarf stretched out on the hot pavers to dry...

such glorious weather for yarn dyeing this week...

Trip (short for Tripitaka) sneaks in everywhere so I may as well let him sneak into my blog...

Crochet scarf resting on a knitting book...irony? This book is amazing(the natural knitter)

large hat is made with Te Awa eco range and the small with woolganics.

Top of shot is another Te Awa eco yarn in a lovely pink colour and other shot is some hand dyed red yarn (lets call it "twilight red" ;o) it turned out much darker than planned...)


if interested in natural knitting the New Zealand Te Awa eco range is wonderful-
humanely farmed sheep, low or zero chemical residue in the wool then dyed with no heavy metal dyes...
also within Australia you can use woolganics organic yarns, which are incredibly soft and cozy.
happy creating everyone...
as always head along to...http://www.kootoyoo.com/ for more creative spaces
xkate

23 comments:

missnymo said...

lovely scarfs!

little grubs said...

what beautiful crochet and such gorgeous colours. As I'm in NZ I really appreciate the mention of Te Awa range - will definitely look out for it - thanks. x

LeelaBijou said...

Beautiful pieces and colours! :)

Wendy said...

Looks gorgeous---such beautiful work! I'm inspired...

angelina said...

wow. you've been busy!
love the scarf on the window pic..xx

Jennie said...

Really loving these colours!
You've been so busy!!

beck said...

What a gorgeous space you have today, I loved seeing all the scarf shots, they look so beautiful. Good luck with your classes, I'm sure they will be a big hit! xp

Cotton Kiwi said...

Thanks Kate. Looking at all your beautiful yarn work is making me feel a little warmer. We are freezing our behinds off here today! I'm loving all the beautiful colours and patterns you have used.

Jill said...

Beatuiful crocheting! I love that blue scarf!

Chasing Purple Dreams said...

Love your freestyle crochet beanies!!! I wish I could make something as nice as your scarves. My skills are quite limited, that’s why I must learn to read a pattern, so I can learn some fancy stitching!!

crochethealingandraymond said...

Stunning! Wow... those scarves are amazing......
espacially the turquoise... my favourite colours in fact... loved today's post... one of those lovely long ones that doesnt seem to end, just shows more and more lovely work!

Fruitful Fusion said...

Lovely lovely lovely crochet!!!

Chicken Willow said...

They all look so gorgeous. You've been so busy.

Penny said...

Ooh, it would be nice to have curtains like that!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

That all looks so scrumptious especially the NZ wool. Trip looks like he has made himself at home....I am wracking my brains to remember where that name comes from, you will have to enlighten me so I can get some sleep this weekend...its on the tip of my tongue!

Bec said...

The black scarves look gorgeous hanging over the curtain rail. See you at the Little Market YAY :)

Sally said...

I adore the blue you used for the scarf on the hot pavers. So totally lovely. The colour makes me smile.

Megan said...

You have indeed been a busy little hooker! How exciting that you can cast off the needles and get into the hooking yay!! I love that scarf pattern and the colours - very pretty :)

Kylie said...

Colour oh colour I love you...colour makes me feel so good am so glad I'm not colour blind, beautiful stuff.

Kate said...

What a gorgeous space you have over here this week. I just scrolled up and down quite a few times admiring all your gorgeous crochet and the colours ahhhhh just beautiful. I really must research some dying techniques.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend. X

michelle said...

your hooky stitches are fantastic, and i love the colours. the wool looks beautiful, it must be lovely to work with and gorgeous to wear

kp said...

absolutely love the photos - especially all the scarves hanging up...inspiring! going to check out that wool too, thanks for the tip.

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