Monday, April 12, 2010

Knitting Handspun Frenzy.....

I'm in a bit of a knitting frenzy at the moment, which has been great for using up some of my handspun yarns. I can now nearly shut my cupboard!



Some of my better knits go to The Little Gallery Of Fine Arts in Tairua and these ones are all headed there. Its a fabulous tourist destination on the Coromandel run by the talented artist Paula McNeill.



The Coromandel is one of New Zealand's favourite tourist destinations - you can even dig your own hot water spa pool in the sand at Hot Water Beach.



The above is a crochet scarf - I love crochet as its difficult to drop a stitch by mistake as there is only one on the crochet hook anyway! The gorgeous commercial green heather merino wool is Cascade Magnum in Moss colour (100% Peruvian Highland Wool). Its 2 stitches per inch - love it! Nice and quick!

10 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

Only in New Zealand. And Tasmania. And Canada. And Greenland. And Scoootland. And Siberia....

Janice said...

These are positively fabulous!! The colors and texture -- so fun! And your kiddos are adorable! They make lovely ( and cheap?) models!!

Janice

Jasmine said...

Love the knits.
The hot water beach sounds amazing.

kamielandodille@hotmail.com said...

Whow. Great! Think I'm gonna try it too.

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you!
And Antarctica - got to do it there too (the thermal thing), was very very cool!
LOL Janice - not quite as cheap as one may think after costing up the chocolate & candy bribes required.

Kiwiyarns said...

Just love those hats and scarf!

Ginga Squid said...

Thank you!

1funkyknitwit said...

I'm thinking these are rather cool hats with great texture & colour.
Must comment on the kids as they make the perfect models & they are wonderful props for your accessories :D

Valerie said...

Those hats and scarves are terrific, wonderful texture and colours.

Stay at home moms said...

Hello,
it is Great I'm gonna try it and i love those hats and scarf the combination is looking good.