Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Jacobs Sheep Cushions

Our Guild were kindly given some very soft Jacob Sheep fleeces to share and I was inspired to make some cushions from the fibre. It was soft clean fleece and easy to spin. I sorted the fleece to make the patterns. Knitted as two garter stitch squares and then crocheted together round the sides with a zip let into one side.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Aylesford Priory

A wonderful three day spinning retreat at Aylesford Priory, organised by the Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers. The Piory is a Carmelite Community and in a beautiful pleaceful setting by the River Medway, with glowing modern glass and ceramics in the Chapel, which was rebuilt after a major fire in 1949. There were 10 members of the Guild and we enjoyed spining, weaving, knitting, sharing hints, tips and laughter.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Regia Silk Mix Socks Finished

I have finished my regia socks, very pleased as they are so soft and comfortable to wear. I would like to knit some more in this yarn, I used one ball of blue and one striped to get this effect. I also undid the original cast on after they were finished and used a picot cast off instead. I might try spinning a silk and wool mix sock yarn some day.

The Terrible Two

We have two new additions to the family, they are great characters, and a delight to have. This was taken on the beach at Weymouth, in April. We were staying with the campervan at a site in Moreton, where there is a train station nearby so very easy to get the train into Weymouth.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Toby's Christmas Jumper

I couldn't resist knitting this for Toby, our son's West Highland Terrier, it's a pattern from garnstudio.

He's a great character and best friends with our labrador, Jax. I have just started some socks for myself with Regia silk, very soft yarn which is delightful to work with.