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
If you could see the bottom of the tree, you would see two little terriers trying their hardest to climb up after him, hence the very superior look.
Love me some Conkers.
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.......................................................................................