Friday, May 27, 2011

A third mokopuna korowai

And now a  third Korowai I have made in 5 weeks.  This one is for an auction at a fundraising breakfast for held on the 26th May at the Papakura Marae.  It raised $245. I also made a bag which raised $45.  So that was a good weeks work. Now I will make some more nannies and do some more knitting for a rest. I am having a problem putting in the photos so will try again later.  I have been doing all the same style because this uses less feather bundles so is quicker to make and the pattern is easy so I don't have to spend much time designing.  And for rush jobs that is all good.  But I hope I can do something different now.  I am always looking for things to make for others.
Good news this week is that the really good mop string may now be available again so I hope to get some soon.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another mokopuna korowai

I enjoyed making the last korowai even though the deadline was so tight that I started another one for the group.  But before that I made these two bags for a raffle and these knitted dinosaurs for my Aussie granddaughter.

Then over two weeks I made this korowai from one rooster pelt.  No taniko made it a lot quicker and I fringed both bottom and top.  I also tried a bit of shaping in it to see how that would work.
One rooster pelt made all the feathers I needed for the mokopuna  korowai - just.

And now I am making a third one for a raffle at the marae next week.  I am making it a similar pattern and again won't have any taniko work as that takes too long for this tight schedule. It is made from pheasant feathers.  Three in a month or so.  I must be mad.