Wednesday, September 5

chevroning

the whizzme family don't like to stay still for too long, so we popped over to Sydney on Sunday to see one of our nephew's confirmed.I managed to convince R (or Mr whizzme as he is now known) that even for only 24 hours it was very important to bring along my knitting and hence we would have to check in our baggage! sheesh! Miss L complained it wasn't long enough (we only stayed 24 hours) but managed a dip into the sea, lashings of hot chocolate and to bring home a bag of lego.

Thanks everyone for the lovely feedback on my little bag experiment. I am currently still getting back to everyone. But this post is to show you the progress of the Chevron so far (or the knitting project that came to Sydney). I oohed and aahed over the lovely chevron scarves Alex of Moonstitches knitted. The pattern is from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. Even though I had no Koigu I thought one of my *cough* many luscious hand dyed skeins might be suitable. I picked out this beautiful alpaca yarn from Becreatif.

Chevron close up
However, after a few rows it wasn't making me gooey with pleasure. I purchased these lovely Koigu's from Purl, so cast on again. Nope - not that either.
Koigu

(sorry forgot to photograph this version so just trust me ok? it wasn't working!)

I dug around in my stash and found a lonely skein of Koigu (KPPPM P511L) so I combined that with the KPPPM from Purl.
This is it so far - ick!
chevron version 2
who knew this was going to be so bloody complicated! (and yeah I bite my nails)



I have since purchased the following Koigu's from ebay - hmmm, what should I try next?
Koigu

or maybe I should combine my alpaca with this another colourway from Becreatif?

becreatif alpaca

any suggestions you have would be most appreciated.

I am also on a Koigu hunt, as I want to try the Babette Blanket next (always one for a bandwagon!!). If you have any Koigu skeins in your stash looking for a new home and you would like to do a swap, please email me whizzme(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au

While I ponder the chevron dilemma the hexagons continue, maybe photos of mine by the next post. I also have some more purchases to share and there will be another giveaway this month, so stay alert!

1 comment:

Sheeps Clothing said...

Hi Sam!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, chevrons!
If you're a fan of hand dyed yarn, and it would seem you are, have a look at www.theknittery.com for hand dyed yarn in lots of beautiful colours. All done in Melbourne too!
I know this sounds like I have ambushed your blog and used it for blatant promotion, but honestly, I am just a fan of this stuff!
Ballet bag is great too! You're obviously very multi talented..