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A new piece of knitting with short rows, stacked stitches and stranding in Jamiesons Spindrift:

Some photos from Kerry, the wayside flowers are abundant in August, the tree ferns are at Dereen House and Gardens:




Some photos from Dublin:


Lady Evelyn Farquhar, painted by Sir John Lavery in 1906 (Sotheby’s):

Summer pictures

Some recent pictures, including wood pigeon squabs recently fledged in the back garden, some brioche knitting and stranded knitting, and some summer day drips.

Luxor

Thanks for your recent visits, comments and “likes”! Here’s a new scarf/wrap pattern with stacked stitches and short rows, available on Ravelry and from my web site, 10% discount until midnight tomorrow (Monday) with the code Luxor:


Some recent photos:

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:

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