Saturday, June 26, 2010
I bought two carded (semi?) batts of this at Woolfest last year. I have finished 2/3 of first batt. It is difficult because my skin dislikes the oils in this fibre and although I love it Shetland fibre/wool doesn't like me much. In the end I broke up the batt and gave it more carding on my hand carders and made rolags. I wanted a thick/thin spin with the odd slub - and that is how it's come out. The above was before washing etc.
The picture below is after soaking in Eucalan for 30+ mins and then dyed with a hard mix of the grape Koolaid (thank you Wibbo). I intentionally made two dye blends, one weaker than the other, it worked and I am happy with the effect.
My hands will need a little recovery before I hand card and spin anymore - this is deffo a long term project.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The hexagons are all sock yarn scraps and the edging is a Rowan Merino 4 ply.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Started May 2010 finished today - they need washing and blocking.
Knitted for SIL UK size 5.
Yarn - undyed Trekking hand dyed by Pie in 2009.
Needs - 2 x 2.75mm circs.
Another one from my Saddo's Sock Club - done!
Background flowers are 'Love in the Mist' aka 'Fuck in the Fog.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Monday, June 07, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
I do love Koigu for the colours - lovely.
Finally a word about my summer hiatus. I will most likely post sporadically but I don't like being on the computer in the summer so instead of a few posts a week it will be when I have some specific to share or when the mood takes me. So for now.......................................................................................