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Egyptian Crescent

A new pattern now available from Ravelry and my website:

A luxurious crescent shawl inspired by the opulence of ancient Egyptian jewelry.
The color scheme of gold and precious stones is echoed in dibadu’s handpainted 100% silk yarn, Seda Encantada.
The yarn is held double; each color comes in two 50g skeins of slightly different colorways, adding depth and richness when held together.
Knit with three colors: 094 red, 116 yellow and 124 blue. The yarn is available from dibadu.de



Some scenes from around Dublin:


mystery project

Some pictures of the recent mystery knit along project inspired by African textiles:


and some walks:

working away

I’m working on a project with Dibadu’s silk yarn, this is my inspiration collage:

Walks:




at home:


Some textile inspiration:

Romeo Gigli:

mystery kal 7

The pattern for my mystery kal 7 is now available.
The first part of the pattern will be added on Friday!


colour inspiration from a Moroccan embroidery:


more colour inspirations from quiet walks around Dublin:


Spring

I hope you are keeping well!
Some pictures from Hooks and Yarn in Amsterdam, (I did some workshops there recently):




Texel island:

Spring colours in Dublin:




Some intriguing silk yarn from Dibadu

Avondale Co. Wicklow:



a trip to Germany

I visited the home of Schoppel Wolle in Germany:

Some of my patterns were on their catwalk:

I also got to see the Staatsgalerie and Linden Museum in Stuttgart:


And came home with a souvenir:

Currently working on a mystery KAL project:

And going for some walks:



And getting some sleep:

donnie’s walks

Happy Christmas from Donnie

Leaves from Wicklow:

A Swatch from 2010 in cobweb Shetland yarn from Jamieson and Smith:


Dinner with Donnie:

More colours!

Donnie, glowing in a Winter Sunset, has an announcement:

New Seasonal Promotion!
40% discount on purchases of 2 or more of my patterns! Add to cart 2 or more patterns from my Ravelry Store and the discount is applied automatically.*
Runs until midnight November 30, 2019.

*Please note that the discount does not apply to eBooks, patterns under $4.75 or the following patterns, which are available from other Ravelry Stores: Victorian Raffia, MagicWaves Triangle & Sandycove.

Millefiori is now available, here’s a picture of the back of it:

The pattern includes a phototutorial on weaving in ends:

I love this project of Bloomsbury Swirl (below) by Liz Baltesz with colour combinations inspired by London’s Autumn berries and skies.
The yarn is all hand dyed by Liz using various plants including madder, dahlia, marigold, tansy, goldenrod and weld for the flower motifs and indigo for the backgrounds and short rows.
Liz teaches natural dyeing and colour work knitting at wild and woolly in Hackney if you’re interested in finding out more.

Some more Autumnal and Wintry colour inspirations:

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