Friday, July 29, 2005

Spinning Wheels

My two wheels, an Ashford and a Louet.

I am a member of the Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers, we meet once a month in Ashford, and guests are welcome to join us. A very friendly group with a varied programme of events through the year, covering workshops, dyeing, weaving, braiding, etc.

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Scandanavian Holiday

We had a wonderful holiday in June this year travelling through Denmark, Sweden and Norway, crossing the Artic Circle, mostly by train. It was a group holiday and one of the group described it as "Outward bound for the over 60's" which is pretty accurate, it was a truly memorable holiday and a very special treat. The pictures are Gerainger, Bergen and Narvik, which is north of the artic circle. I'm the one on the right.

Two Tiny Teddies

From the book by Sandra Polley, very quick to knit but lot's of tiny sewing up and stuffing to do. They are about 5" high.

Clapotis Completed

Clapotis now completed, I pressed this fairly heavily to give it a "drapey" look.

Clapotis underway, this is a yarn by Garn Studio, 50% wool and 50% silk in a slightly tweedy muted old rose colour, very easy to work with, as others have done I did not use stitch markers but knitted the stitch to be dropped pearlwise.

The baby suprise jacket from Elizabeth Zimmerman

Iwanted to try out this pattern from Elizabeth Zimmerman, it's knitted all in one piece with only the two short seams to sew up. There is an adult version of this in her book "The Opinionated Knitter" which I plan to knit for the winter. It's possible to get some excellent striping effects because of the way the garment is shaped.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Sock in progress

Sock in progress, guaranteed toasty toes, I hope to make the next pair from yarn I have spun, I have some alpaca which would be lovely and soft, perhaps blended with some wool.

Sock Impaled on DPNS

Wensleydale Fleece

Wensleydale Fleece

Bought from ebay, it's a lovely long lustrous fibre and I hope it will end up as a shawl eventually! but before that will need cleaning, spinning and knitting and possibly dyeing.