Monday, April 4, 2011

Knitting with Millamia


The Queen of the Tea Cosies is heading home and so one should get cracking on knitting projects to have something to show for all the time one hasn't been in paid employment. 

I am knitting a vest for someone's baby....it is a Debbie Bliss pattern but I am knitting it in Millamia wool which I discovered at Threads and More.  My first ball of wool was a disaster but the lovely people at Millamia replaced it straight away in response to a post I made on a Ravelry bulletin board. Millamia are Swedish sisters based in London.

I am really enjoying knitting with this wool now.  Its very springy to the touch and I think will make a good vest for the baby.  It is 100% extrafine merino made in Italy and machine washable.  Fabulous stuff.

The colours I have chosen are midnight and putty. 

This pattern incorporates cabling with a bit of intarsia.  I will have to teach myself swiss darning to complete ...let's see how I go....

The lovely piece of pottery in the picture is from my dear friend Deborah in Melbourne.  She gave it to me yonks ago and I had it on my windowsill at work.  Now it's on my new study desk in our bedroom. 

2 comments:

Grand Purl Baa said...

Oi dooo love the effect oi have on people. "quick . Get knitting. She's coming"

Oi was sure you had knitted that shell.
Moi
From a very posh hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Luvvie said...

Ah now isn't perception interesting....I assume the shell to which you refer is the piece of pottery which is actually a dove..it's all in the angle isn't it? I am up to my eyeballs in Popper's 3 World's Theory at the moment (I will bore you senseless with it when you get home) ...knitting is a blessed relief....