Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Alpaca scarves

The lady at Alpaca Plus in Middle Swan has now sold five of my scarves so I have made two more for her using her 2-ply yarn from her own flock of alpacas. I have used the same pattern for both scarves. The first one is 1440mm x 150mm and weighs 84g, whilst the second one is 1760mm x 150mm and weighs 94g. The following photos are of the longer scarf.

The pattern is not too clear so I used a contrasting silk yarn to finish the excess warp. This shows off the pattern.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Final two Koigu scarves

Have completed the last two scarves using Koigu hand-painted merino wool. The one using Koigu P912 42 is 1360mm x 140mm and 84g.
The second one using Koigu P623 430 is 1380mm x 135mm and 82g.
This completes the twelve scarves using the Koigu yarns. The various skeins of wool shown in an earlier blog are now looking as follows.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Koigu P460L & P615 scarves

Two more scarves now completed. The one using Koigu P460L 30 hand-painted merino wool is 1260mm x 140mm and 82g.
The second one, using Koigu P615 192 wool is 1400mm x 140mm and 84g.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Koigu P309 scarves

Have now completed a further two scarves using Koigu hand painted merino wool, code P309. The same yarn has been used for both warp and weft. As with all the scarves using the Koigu yarns, a plain (or tabby) weave has been used since the interest is in the multicoloured yarns. One scarf turned out to be 1400mm x 140mm and 86g, whilst the second is 1500mm x 140mm and 92g.

Monday, 30 November 2009

4 more Koigu scarves

Have completed a further 4 scarves using the hand painted merino wool from Koigu. Two identical scarves were from a green/blue based mix and measure 1410mm x 135mm and 88g, and 1418mm x 135mm and 94g.

A further two identical scarves were made using an orange based mix and measure 1390mm x 145mm and 86g, and 1470mm x 145mm and 90g.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Broome holiday

Have just spent five nights in Broome staying at the Cable Beach Resort. This resort is the only one in Broome with a beach front. From their Sunset Bar and Restaurant you have beautiful sunsets every evening and a view of the camel trains going to, and fro, the beach.

The various accommodation units are set in lovely gardens,

and, of course, the resort has two swimming pools if you want to avoid the stingers in the ocean!This is the family pool

Monday, 16 November 2009

An Indian Tapestry

Have just returned from a two-week "Classical Rajasthan" tour of India.
We started in Delhi
Jama Masjid Mosque

Red Fort

India Gate

Qutab Minar Observatory Tower
Then onto Agra
Agra Fort, two moats, outer filled with water and crocodiles, the inner a jungle with tigers, leopards and panthers

The Taj Mahal
Next day on route to Ranthambore National Park
Fatehpur Sikri, deserted Mughal city

Roadside view

Tiger hunting in the park!

Then onto Jaipur
Elephant ride to Amber Fort

Inside Amber Fort

Carpet weaving

Inside Maharaja's City Palace

Then onto Jodhpur
Colourful truck

Herd of goats crossing road

Mehrangarh Fort

Women in colourful sari

Indian women road gang in sari
Onto Rawla Narlai
Historical Bedroom at Rawla Narlai

Dinner at Rawla Narlai

Carving in Ranakpur Jain Temple

Inside Ranakpur Jain Temple
Then to Udaipur

Inside City Palace

Restaurant on Lake Pichola

Sunset over Lake Pichola
Farewell to India