Saturday, April 30, 2011

Wild Knitting

In between hot cross buns and Easter eggs, I managed to try my hand at Wild knitting. A friend and I spent a couple of hours with Jutta Faulds, an extremely well known fibre artist and she got us going 'wild'!
One needs lots of scraps - no shortage in this house - double ended needles and a cup of tea to get you started. It really is great fun. Not unlike crazy patchwork, you build on from a center piece of knitting and work a shape from there. I was not sure where I was headed with this creation, but thought a tea cozy would be nice. I learnt that you do need to work out a paper pattern so you can measure and adjust your work as you go so you end up with a decent shaped item. I was measuring against my tea pot, I might add, with much difficulty and consequently, this ended up rather shapeless.
You work in your joins as you go so there is minimal amount of cleaning up at the end. This one was mostly in garter stitch and a little crochet work thrown in for a change of scenery. I found the most amazing wools in my stash, a lot I inherited as most crafter do.
Great fun, not that quick to do, but worth it in the end.
This makes me smile every time I look at it.....

Next on the drawing board is a shawl/gilet/waistcoat (whatever evolves) in blacks and brights.
Should be interesting.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. My goodness, Moz, this is fabulous! This must have been a lot of fun to knit. The colours are gorgeous.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Amelia x

  2. Oh gosh that is the bestest tea cozy EVER... I love it... Thanks for your comment on my post at Sew We Quilt.... the project is perfect for a new quilter... the QAYG that I did previously is great too...(it was my first quilt)... lovely to meet you... we immigrated from Zim 9 years ago.. Hugz still supports the Sharks!!


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