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Monday, 29 June 2009

Socks for Dave, and a bit of Sunday spinning......

These socks are for my friend Dave, and will go off in the post to him this week; bartered for a nice griddle pan for outdoor cooking.

I spun this Black Welsh Mountain wool yesterday, ending up with enough for a hat, hoepfully; already on the needles, it's lovely to knit with, and I can actually see how my spinning is improving.

Friday, 26 June 2009

Handspun socks

Teh knitting has definitely eased off with the good weather - the heat for one thing, and other duties outside call............
anyhoo, got the handspun socks for the Creative Living Sock Summat done, very pleased with them; I've proved to myself I can spin usable, knittable wool :) These are bedsocks for me for the winter. Hope it's cold enough, they're pretty warm!

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Knitting crops up everywhere

I'm sure I'm not the only reader of the Radio Times who loved the twinset Sheila Hancock is wearing in the photo at the top of the page on Monday 15th June! It's now cut out, leaving a neat little hole........LOL I love the colours, I love the contrast between the stripes and zigzags, I might have to knit one for myself.:)

I also read about Ny Family and Other Animals on a blog, where it says the mother knits everywhere, so I've ordered that from the library for a look too.
It's everywhere.............LOL

Monday, 15 June 2009

Currently on the needles

One pair of socks owed for a barter, need to be ready by Sunday. The other is a stripy thing - knitted in lots of odds and full skeins of tapestry wools, bought cheaply in a local charity shop; it's to be fulled when finished, and made into something, but I'm not sure what yet LOL

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sea Glass shawl

The feather and fan shawl is finished, and as promsied is going to be the June Giveaway over at my 21st Century housewife blog:
Very pleased with it, it's a nice weight and hangs well. Knitted in Rowan yarn, a mix of linen, rayon and something else. I call it sea glass as it reminds me of the polished textured glass found on the beaches, washed ashore after years maybe of pounding by the salty seas.

Teacosy and update

Don't seem to have been here for a while...............still knitting, though! Have finished the tea cosy for a special order, turned out nicely despite my apprehension over colour choice.

Teh green shawl is one, a nice result with lovely colours, definitely reminding me of sea glass. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the shawl display thing I had planned for fundraising is off, so this will be the June giveaway on my 21st Century Housewife blog I think. Funny how things turn out. I'm presently spinning up a small quantity of Castlemilk Moorit fleece, but it's dirty and gritty, blobby and unyielding. I've half of it done, and will only end up with a tiny amount when it's finished. It held such promise with its rareness of breed, but to be honest, I've not enjoyed spinning it at all. I spent last Sunday doing a spinning demo at a local farm day - 5 hours of spinning and cups of tea, close to heaven! LOL
This is me in action, although the camera wasn't good at picking up on the speed or movement of the wheel.
I've socks for a friend on the needles at the moment, so that's giving me some thinking time to decide what's next; might be more spinning of the Soughdown to give enought to knit something meaningful! We'll see.