Monday Moments

Monday 22 October 2012 These are all moments from my Monday, always a busy day juggling many balls. I have to say - I am absolutely pooped this afternoon.

It is custom order central around here and I have even had to call my Mum in from the Gold Coast for reinforcement. We are living amongst linen threads, woollen fibres and my giant knitting needles. But, we are happy. We have a routine which involves  a few loads of laundry in between knitting up a storm and the day is always topped off with a glass of wine at 5 o'clock.

MM 22:10 blue threads
MM 22:10 blue threads

Today has been particularly varied. I had to duck out to see Pepa and Karen of Shibori for a photo shoot. With help from wordsmith Leah Rauch, we have prepared a Press Release about our collaboration. A Press Release: it makes me feel very grown up and serious I have to say. Pepa, Karen and I had fun trying to get ourselves into a serious repose for the shoot. We settled on a more relaxed look as none of us do "serious" very well. Life is way too short for "serious".

This is just a sneak peak of our latest creations: they're just not quite ready for a big reveal yet.

MM 22:10 - yellow hues
MM 22:10 - yellow hues

Beautiful yellow hues

MM 22:10 green hues
MM 22:10 green hues

Dreamy green and blue hues.

The boundaries between the working week and the weekend are always blurred. I find it hard to put my needles down. This cushion came into being over the weekend. It's 70cm x 70cm and is made with hand spun merino wool. It's knitted in a seed stitch which captures the texture of the wool beautifully. It's HUGE and, in the words of Cathy James (the spinner of the wool), it's extra "SMOOSHY".

MM -22:10 Handspun knitted cushion front detail
MM -22:10 Handspun knitted cushion front detail

Front detail

MM 22:10 cushion cover on the make
MM 22:10 cushion cover on the make

Seed stitch

MM- 22:10 completed handspun cushion
MM- 22:10 completed handspun cushion

Button detail.

These pictures have gone off to an interior designer's client for approval. Fingers crossed.

MM -22:10:12 vege wollie
MM -22:10:12 vege wollie

This is a Vegemite custom order woollie on the make.  It is to be trimmed with white. This combination will be spectacular. I LOVE working with the vegemite wool. Its texture is particularly thick and luscious. I am a bit obsessed with the crimping of the wool and I am constantly trying to capture any beautiful crimping action with my camera. Here's my latest attempt. I never quite do it justice though.

MM 22:10 - vege crimp detail
MM 22:10 - vege crimp detail

I often wonder if I am alone in my crimp loving tendencies. I'd actually love to cut out the best crimps I see and frame them side by side as an exhibit of natural beauty. Really - I'm not kidding!

MM 22:10 -rope detail
MM 22:10 -rope detail

I also started on another rope knit today. I'm receiving great feedback about my soft rope vessels so I thought I should start putting them out to the world.

MM 22:10 Woollie heart chain
MM 22:10 Woollie heart chain

That's it from me. Wine time. My heartfelt sentiment to you all. Jac x