Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Finally the planets aligned enough to allow me to wrestle a warp onto the loom. It was a bit like putting tights on an octopus....but we're weaving!

Handyed merino/alpaca warp
Handspun merino/angora weft

I'm hoping for a scarf, it depends on its drapability when it comes off...who knows! You learn as you go!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chasing Rainbows

280m superwash BFL

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Singles Night

I had Keith take some photos of the singles I have been spinning 'in motion'. Some kind of funny coincidence that it matches my socks!

This colourway is called Chasing Rainbows, I'm hoping to have it plied today!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Tour De Fleece Time Trial

I finished spinning the singles after lunch and finding myself home alone I just couldn't resist and started plying and just didn't stop (apart from having to answer the doorbell once) until it was done:

Sunday, July 05, 2009

This Week!

I don't really know where last week went, I came back from Woolfest last Sunday and the rest of the week just seems to have disappeared down a black hole, I haven't even done any knitting.

Woolfest itself seemed to pass in a blur of excitement and a flurry of colour!

I did take my camera to Cumbria, but unfortunately left my card in my computer, so I don't really have any photos. This photo was taken by the I-Knit boys.

There are a couple of photos of me on the stall I haven't seen yet. I know MrsWoman has a photo of me, and it was brilliant to meet you after all this time!

I met alot of people, too many to name them all, because I'm bound to forget someone! There were people from Ravelry, people who have bought from me before, new people, it really was a whirlwind couple of days, and very hot and sticky, and I really couldn't have done it without Peri, and also a special thankyou to SussexYorkie for helping us out on Friday too!

One of the highlights was the Creative Weaving stall, I have had the book since earlier this year. I always said I would weave one day so Woolfest 2009 will be the weekend which really pushed me over the edge. Funnily enough the last Woolfest I went to (2007) I was almost tempted to buy a Knitters Loom, and after a brief lesson on Saturday afternoon from the Elizabeth Ashford on the Knitters Loom, that is exactly what I have ordered in the 20" size.

I have a moderate haul from Woolfest, 2 balls of fabric yarn and a skein of sari ribbon, I thought I could weave with these! and a new spindle, Mexican Rosewood, made by IST Crafts on the Isle Of Wight. I also bought a 1.5 bump of organic merino which is naturally dyed a gorgeous silvery grey colour, which I will probably use for plying.

Yesterday the Tour De Fleece started. I started spinning the Spiral Dyed BFL as I wanted to start with something bright and cheerful, I finished the singles yesterday and did the chain plying today:

Chain Plied Spiral Dyed BFL

And finally The Knitter Issue 7:

Managed to get our Knitting Group 'KnitJam' featured in the Gallery pages, timely as we have been meeting up twice a month for 3 years this month!