The Knitting Timepiece

This clock was designed by Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, a graduate of Udk Berlin, and is made from a 48 needle circular knitting machine. It knits one round every day and, after one year, you'll get a 2 metre long scarf. Rather awesome don't ya think?!

See the original article, which briefly discusses the philosophy of the design, here. Thanks to my housemate Nicki for sending this to me!

Casting On: Meandering Vines Shawl

I'm usually all about small projects. I've attempted large projects and have mostly failed to see them through to fruition (not including my Granorama Granny Blanket).

Having bought myself some rather lovely (so lovely I could almost eat it. Almost.) hand dyed Araucania Lonco Multy 100% cotton yarn this weekend I have decided to once again attempt something big.

The project I'm attempting is the Meandering Vines Shawl, designed by Susanna IC. I searched for completed projects using this yarn on Ravelry and found this lovely take on the pattern by user aklecamp.

I'm desperately hoping I find the balls and patience to see this through till the end, no matter how bitter it gets.

Meet Percy the Parrot

Meet Percy. He's s simple little man with a personality as bright as his feathers.

In our short time together we had many adventures but today he has gone off to a new life, as the companion of a young and brilliant pirate, 20 month old Cecelia.

Farewell Percy!