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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Knitters, Photography and Flowers

This entry is for my knitting sisters and brothers who love plants and flowers. You know who you are and if you can help me identify some of this stuff I'd be grateful. I also have one question that may or may not have been asked before. Why do knitters love flowers and photography? It seems to go beyond the useful blog pic or simply liking pretty things. I don't think I really appreciated flowers until I became a knitter. I've always been interested in photography but I found it to be an intimidating and expensive hobby. Now I can't stop taking photos and I'm even more conscious of what people think. Help me out.

Some of you have already viewed Flickr but here's a few new pics. I wish I could've taken more but I was constanlty being told to come on and hurry up. It was also winter in Capetown. The next time I visit Capetown, I'll go with knitters during Spring.






















Sunday, May 03, 2009

Capetown Fiber

I was delighted to buy fiber in South Africa. It was much less expensive than I expected. We were on our way back from Boulders Park and The Cape of Good Hope when we passed The Wool Boutique . They stocked some pretty good stuff, even though I didn't recognize most of the manufacturers. There wasn't any superwash but the shop stocked lots of handmade wool crafted by local artist.

Handspun

Elle Brand


Rowan


I also found fiber the Waterfront Craft Market and Wellness Center and bought a few squares of handmade felt and wool roving. I believe they were crafted by an artist named Karen?



Baby Surprise Jacket

The BSJ by Elizabeth Zimmerman is finished. The baby doesn't have it yet but it's ok because he may not be big enough. The mother thought I was making booties. Um well maybe I can crank out a cute pair real quick. Although I used the BSJ DVD, the help pages on other blogs were invaluable. I can't wait to start another one.

Blocking:
After adding the buttons:

The buttons were a little too small, but I didn't have much to chose from at the time. I have to sew the holes smaller so the buttons won't slip out.