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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Nettle dyed shawl

Finally got around to finishng this today lol Typical of a UFO, all it needed was the ends of the border joining and the ends darned in,now done. Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern from her Knitter's  Almanac. It's almost 30'' across. I knitted it in lamswool, gleaned from a long ago visit to the Scrapstore, then washed it, and dyed it whole with nettles, alum mordant. Lidght unevenness due to dyeing it whole instead of yarn first, but not unattractive, and an intrinsic part of the process of handmade. I love it. :)

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The irony of summer knitting..........

Designing a pattern for a winter hat, now on the needles................