25 April 2009

Handspun Corriedale

This was 15+ years in the making. I purchased this gorgeous 1,6 kg of coated Corriedale that long ago and it has just taken me many, many years to complete it, albeit the majority of it was spun late last year and this year. I have had many interruptions in between including kids, other hobbies and just life.
I cabled the yarn (i.e. four ply) and now have many balls, enough to make a man's jumper.

21 April 2009

Fingerless gloves

I recently completed knitting some fingerless gloves using homespun EL and merino. The gloves were a little large so I felted them whilst on my hands (basically by rubbing together in very warm water with lots of soap). Now they fit very nicely indeed.

09 April 2009

Lace in Progress

This is my current lace piece and it has the most bobbins I have used to date! Very adventurous even if I do say so myself. Apart from the quantity of bobbins, it's a very easy pattern not requiring a great deal of concentration and can quite easily be done in front of the television.

05 April 2009

Crochet of the Month - April

Here are April's crochet-along blocks. I particularly like the link square which is very unusual and completely different to what I have crochet in the past.

Camel handspun

I spun camel and plied it with merino and left natural. The camel hair I spun was gorgeous, fine and amazingly soft to touch. It feels just lovely against skin.