Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Naughty Knitting Alert!

So shhhh, I should be beavering away on the Sweater of Doom...but I cast on for some naughty knitting this week, I am knitting a Clapotis in some silk garden that was a sweater!

I have been practicing my navaho or chain plying...yes I know I've almost been spinning for 3 years this June but when I started out I had one horrific attempt at navaho and hated it.
The trouble is my dear friend Jill in Canada sent me this:

It's Karaoke merino/soy and it really screams CHAIN PLY ME, just to stop all those beautiful bright colours from muddying up. So I did a couple of practice bits, and then I did this:

This is some bright merino or BFL I had lying around, infact it was almost ugly fibre and I was just keeping it out of the shop, because I didn't think it would sell, but spinning it almost prettied it up a bit! My first 100g skein of navaho....it's not perfect, but it is actually balanced and I feel alright about it.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Finally feel like I'm catching up with everything, I just need to spend a little quality time with the Sweater of Doom!

This weeks dyepots!

merino/tencel & merino/silk

Merino/tencel and merino/silk!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Oh No...Not Me!

Ok it's been two weeks, it's not a major blog break by any means, but apart from a secret dye project, and the latest shop update, there doesn't seem to be a muchness of anything happening here at the moment.

The Sweater of Doom is almost up to the armholes! But I haven't had time to work on it for yet another week, and I don't have anything else on the needles, maybe I should cast on some...'I don't know what else to do' socks, although I really do want to be working with my stash of handspun.

There is a little merino/angora on the wheel.

I don't like to leave without a photo....so unfortunately it's just this weekends shop update, I seemed to be behind last week, no matter what I did, and much as I really need to get ahead again this week (yes I know it's only Monday) I just don't feel very motivated to do anything.

Update 14/03