Friday, April 04, 2008

My Craftivity

Let me proudly present my two recently finished cardigans:

Azalea from Rowan 41.
- started on 4th March, finished on 1st April
- 3 mm needles
- "Gloria" cotton by Anilux, some mohair from the stash

I love the colour (it dyed very evenly, not like Capri, I must say...) and although it's not exactly how I wanted it to be (as if too big, flowing around me, like on the model in the magazine) it's very comfortable and I'll be wearing it a lot. In fact, I already had it on for Wednesday's Women Circle and Thursday's meeting with friends at a restaurant! ^^.

Capri from Rowan 43
- started 22 March, finished 29 March
- 3 mm needles
- "Gloria" cotton by Anilux,

My camera did something crazy with the colour of this cardigan - it's not totally solid violet, but it's not THAT MUCH variegated! *^v^* It was a quick and nice almost mindless knitting project. Dyed twice to achieve an even colour but it wasn't meant to be with this violet. Anyway, I like it a lot!

All my orange "Gloria" is gone now. I made a Tomato top, Azalea cardi and Capri cardi out of 1 kg of yarn, how about that?! *^v^* Now I must find a good yarn for Lydia (I almost had it, but there was only one skein in the shop, yikes!...). For now I'm knitting Lords & Ladies with the "Luna" yarn I bought, but held DOUBLE and I'm a happy camper. ^^


Do you know the new craft community called My Craftivity? It's a great resource for artists and crafters of many kinds, there are groups with interesting discussions, free projects and patterns to download, prompts and contests, just see for yourself!
I joined the group called Mixed Media & Collage, took part in their March Challenge with my journal entry and... I won the book "The Art of Personal Imagery" by Coorey Moortgat! *^v^*
So, my dear Readers, follow my example and take part in different challenges, giveaways and contests, and win prizes! This book was on my Amazon wish list and now it's mine. ^^

I'm off to the kitchen to check upon the cheesecake I'm baking, have a great weekend! *^v^*


  1. I think the Azalea turned out lovely, can't believe how fast you knit! Wish I could knit up a couple of sweaters in a month! Lovely pattern and colours, as was the paintings you did show the other day. All three are just beautiful Joanna!

    Thanks for the link, will check it out. Let us know if the book is just good of freckin amazing?! :-)

  2. Azalea turnd out wonderfully!! very romantic.
    Capri is super cute as well-a nice spring cardigan and i actually like how the colors turned out :)
    Congrats on winning a book you wanted-how cool is that :)

  3. Oh, you are making such beautiful things! Azalea is particularly stunning and Capri looks really sweet!

  4. Superbes les deux! Bravo!

  5. I have that book, but thanks so much for sharing with us the name of the group...I had a look quickly and it looks like a great challenging way! Where do you get most of your inspiration from for those e wonderful journal pics of yours?

  6. Świetnie wyszły te sweterki.
    Azalea też za mną chodzi od jakiegoś czasu.
    Chyba się zdecyduję...

  7. Hi Joanna,
    I'm glad I found your blog--I wonder if you wouldn't mind emailing me so I can get your address and send you your free book! :-)

    And thanks for spreading the MyCraftivity word!