Thursday, 21 October 2010

Little Boat at Sea

Here is my new yarn. After a few hours and minor repetitive strain I have achieved something that has worked well. Other than losing the function of pinching in my fingers, I think it was worth it.

Below, this yarn has been knitted into a long cowl which you can wear doubled up (like shown) or as one long piece, or wrapped around the neck three times. The blend of silk makes this yarn very soft and the silk catches the light. There is something interesting about knitting a cowl - whether it is the instant enjoyment you experience after knitting a quick piece, or the versatility of the item. I can say that it is easy to get hooked on making these and I am beginning to build up quite a collection.

Monday, 18 October 2010

It has been some time...

Over the past few months I have been busy working and saving and here is the result:

Ashford Joy (if a little blurry).

In my last photographic post I displayed a photo of some drop spindle spun yarn. Now, faster spinning - more wool shall be spun :D

So far it is going well. A little tricky to master the hand movement and treadling to begin with, but we'll get there! I am currently working on a silk/merino mix in sandy colours with a hint of sky blue and bright red. Hand carding is taking some time so I have my eye on a drum carder for my next fibre related purchase.