Here are some photos of finger puppets that we are practising to make right now. The patterns are from etsy designer Raynor Gellatly who designs very cute amigurumi with a finger puppet option for the body. The knitters are very happy to be working up the designs and enjoy watching the little critters slowly come [...]
My mother requested more pictures of the knitty knitters knitting. So here they are along with our lovely stash of yarn recently arrived from the USA. A big, big thank you to Ame for lugging it all back with her! Also, a picture of Meow being her usual weird self.
We are at the end of the second week of knitting. We’ve come far and here is a photo of some knitted birds made as part of pattern practice. The pattern comes from Claire Montgomery’s book Easy Baby Knits, a wonderful book of simple patterns for 0-3 year-olds that I highly recommend for new or [...]
Its been a long, tiring, but fun week. First of all, I present to you what might possibly be the very first ever knitting pattern in Khmer. I can not confirm that this is indeed the first (and perhaps that is rather unlikely) pattern to ever be written in the Khmer language. It is entirely [...]
Just a quick one to post the photo of the first four knitters, hard at work learning combination style knitting.
So Monday is the day that we begin to knit, knit, knit. Up until now its been all about trying to find things and people. Now I have sufficient amounts of both to get Cambodia Knits on the road to actual production. The knitters are experienced in knitting but not in reading patterns, so that [...]
The search for yarn continues. Thyda contacted all the garment factories in Cambodia that produce knitted products. Of the 16 I found listed, only one was willing to talk to us about buying extra stock of yarn that they might have laying around. I had visions of cones of multiple colours, wool, cotton, bamboo, all [...]