Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Knitted Blanket

I had a bag of nine balls of a cotton and linen mix yarn to use up - searching for inspiration I found it in the EZ book The Knitters Almanac - this is the Mystery Blanket Square - just one square knitted on 4.5mm addi's and finished with a picot edging. I just added the odd row of purl stitch to give a little texture - I'm quite pleased with the finished result, and one bag of yarn less in the stash, or at least it leaves room for some more!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Cornwall Summer School

A wonderful week in Cornwall at Tremough Campus, Near Falmouth. where several hundred members of the Association of Weavers Dyers and Spiners were engaged in a week of Summer School courses, there was a huge variety of choice but I settled for "Dyeing the Blues" with Vivien Prideaux (above) and learned about the art of indigo dyeing.
The Kent Guild Displaying some of the results of their efforts!

A magical evening at the Minack Theatre to watch Pier Gynt, the weather was calm and mild and the sea and sky had amazing colours. The theatre was built in 1932, the first play shown was The Tempest, which is being shown again this year as it's the 75th anniversary of the theatre.