Thursday, 28 April 2011
my creative space - mulberry tea
With lots of encouragement from (birthday girl) Tania, and generous and invaluable advice from Suse, I have finally taken the plunge and started knitting a tea leaves cardigan.
The wool I'm using is Woollahra from Morris and Sons, in Mulberry. The colour reminds me of these. Its a wool, silk, cashmere blend. Very luxurious. Here's the ravelry link.
I took these photos the other day. In actual fact our long holiday and the rainy weather means I'm a bit further now, past the sleeve holes and heading down the sides! Its funny how addictive it becomes, I'm feeling now like maybe I could make a whole cardigan, though I still have the sleeves and dpns to face, yikes, not my favourite thing. Hopefully by then I'll be on the home stretch and nothing will stop me.
I love this print Wet Afternoon by Ethel Spowers and its very apt for the weather here in Sydney which is typical April Showers. My brother bought me a printmakers calendar from the AGNSW this year and this is one of the images. I must show some of the others here, it features lots of fantastic early Australian women printmakers, I love it.