Sunday, November 27, 2011

Back to knitting....

My travel to Ireland was intended for my PhD work. However, the travel to Ireland, Dubai and Abu Dhabi actually re-ignited my love and passion for textiles. I love the rich culture and history that permeated in these places I visited. The architecture and vivid colours of these places are simply inspiring. It also helps that along the way I encountered amazing textile places like Avoca Handweavers in Ireland and the souks (markets) of Dubai. Anyway, I've gone back to my knitting and it feels good. :)

This is my current knitting project. Knitted with Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran, purchased in Ireland. I'm knitting it together with Adorn Silky Yarn 8ply which I purchased from Wool Baa on Saturday to compliment the lovely Irish yarn. :)

I will be featuring some of the knitting shops I found when I was in Ireland and more on Avoca Handweavers in my next few posts. So stay tuned! ^^

from me to u.

1 comment:

  1. I love how you 'wear many hats' as the saying goes!
    The production of textiles is so interesting whenever traditional manufacture is observed; like organic food, the connection to the local and the processes of production are fruitful sources of stories and lessons.
    I've just undertaken my second ever knitting project, which has required of me that I learn "frogging" to help undo mistakes, and I'm realising that it is hard to get the tension right when knitting.
    Do you have any pointers or tips for beginner knitters?


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