albeit briefly. My nose has been rather firmly applied to the grindstone recently working on things I can’t yet talk about. I can, however, show how much yarn I had left when I’d finished:
These were 50 g balls. Phew! Close one!
And I can also show you the yarns I’m using for something else:
4 colours 4 what?! Orange and purple are from Triskelion Yarns, the yellow is taspestry yarn and the cream is my Shetland handspun.
I’ve also been working on a sock design that I haven’t quite decided what I want to do with; publish it myself, submit it to a site or magazine or just make for my own amusement? I’ve not photographed it in case I want to send the pattern for consideration somewhere. Decisions, decisions ….
Also, it’s been snowing here so it’s made a perfect excuse for staying wrapped up warm inside and knitting!
Hope all is well (or as well as it can be) with you.
Well, it’s “Spinning and a bit of knitting Sunday”
I’ve nearly finished plying the blue/purple-stuff-with-lumps-of-silk-and-random-bits-of-other-colours-in-it fibre on the plying spindle my dad and I made.
Plied yarn: Skeined and on the spindle
Pattern: Transverse Scarf by Miriam Felton from Twist & Knit [My Ravelry Project Page]
Yarn/needles: My own handspun yarn from a merino braid in “Blaze” colourway. Approx. chunky/bulky weight. 100g/110 m. 6 mm straight bamboo needles.
Dimensions: 18 cm/7 inches wide by 62 cm/24.5 inches long.
My yarn is rather overspun in places and so made for a rather dense scarf. However, I this this neck-warmer/cowl-length will be rather useful come Autumn.
The pattern lends itself rather nicely to any weight of yarn (you simply work multiples of the stitch pattern).
I opted to leave the scarf unblocked for the time being but I may change my mind!
Apparently (and this is really odd to me) some people don’t like pickles in their food. Why not? The addition of a gherkin can really perk up a chocolate cake!
My point? Oh, yes.
The Scarf [Ravel it].
I have made something out of crochet!
Not only is it crochet, but it’s my own hand spun yarn. I know!