Friday, 19 November 2010


Just to harp on it again, "And so to bed" was an exhibition at Elizabeth Bay House in Sydney that really changed my life. I was so inspired by the bedcoverings - knitted, embroidered, quilted - that I started to pursue these things in my own life. One of my great aspirations is to knit a counterpane (lovely name for a bedspread) out of very fine white cotton in one of the old-fashioned patterns.

In the meantime I have contented myself with the Counterpane Carpet Bag from Melanie Falick's Hand Knit Holidays: knitting year-round for Christmas, Hanukkah and Winter Solstice. Following the lead of several other Ravellers, I am doing it in Noro Kureyon - the scalloped effect of the stitch pattern shows of the self-striping yarn to great advantage. In fact, I would say that this yarn and pattern are made for each other.

I have finished one side of the bag and chosen the handles (from stash - hooray!). One side to go and then seaming and sewing a lining.

1 comment:

Leonie said...

I like the colour changes in your Noro. Sometimes they don't seem to work so well but yours do in this one. Hoping you don't get any of the notorious Noro knots. I've come across a couple in my current project. Fortunately they don't matter with the pattern I'm using. Are you using coloured handles for this or wooden ones?