Posts Tagged ‘Curve of Pursuit’

Third! Curve of Pursuit

I did a bit of Popknitting making a tea cosy for my cubical Goblin teapots out of some odd balls that I had left from making my third Curve of Pursuit afghan (yes, third; I simply love that pattern; this one is made from a stash of yellow, pink and bright red mohair/silk yarn dating as far back as the 1980s). Goblin teapots belong to Teasmades, those glorious machines that make tea for you in the morning without you having to get up. Not that I use my two Teasmades. They are pure pieces of decoration. But I have two single teapots that I regularly use.

I love Popknitting. It’s big and bold and beautiful. I used the ‘slipped stitches to form welts‘ pattern from pages 56 and 57. I started from the handle knitting on both sides of the yellow cast-on. After one welt I switched to alternating pink and red welts working around the handle for four welts and then around both sides inserting the yellow top.

The biggest challenge posed the nozzle. I didn’t want to put short rows in. Indeed I couldn’t quite imagine how to do the welts as short rows. Therefore I increased and decreased stitches to form the nozzle, which together with the three colours coming together in the front resulted in something resembling American Art Deco.


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Yesterday I went out with my son photographing my second Curve of Pursuit that I was making for my mum. He is so excited about this pattern he was very willing to help me. He calls the pattern a time portal. When we came back home he said: ‘It would be good if you could just knit your own time portal like the new Dr Who.’ That was so sweet. I didn’t know that Dr Who can knit his own time portal – imagine Dr Who doing that – imagine you could just sit down and knit your own special gadget.

I managed to find the third colour for the frame after a long, painful search. Nothing seemed to go with this combination of dark green and light blue. I was so desperate that I even considered orange at some point. I finally came to terms with the inevitable fact that I had to BUY yarn that is NOT-RECYCLED and settled on Destiny Kingfisher, a mohair yarn by Texere Yarns. The wool stains horribly. I think if I had bought the yarn for pleasure, i.e. because I fancied the yarn, I would have been very angry. But I am so happy I have found the right colour at last I don’t even mind the staining anymore.

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