Friday, October 25, 2013

26 October 2013

Another lovely day, aside from the wind that is.   We were all inside out of the wind though being social and having fun with our knitting and spinning.

Carol's natural grey jersey lot of handspun yarn; lovely work.

My (Rachelle's) socks knit from a sock blank dyed by Happy-go-knitty; the yarn is a Merino/silk blend

Paula's skein of lovely purple merino dyed by Fibre2Go

Mary Catherine dyed this Mohair/romney blend at the last dye day; it's absolutely stunning!

Joanne spun this from Heavenly Wools halfbred in the Nightfall colourway.

More of Mary Catherine's work, this time spun from Anna's Merino/silk

The jersey that Mary Catherine has been working on, knit top-down with no seams; she's really happy with it (for good reason) and will be using the technique again.

Stitch detail on the jersey above.

Sonya made this for her son, it's a wee singlet.

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 19th

My apologies for the lack of post last week, but I was not well so stayed home and kept my bugs to myself.    Much better this weekend though!

Some lovely work again, it was fairly quiet today, possibly due to a lack of close parking as the local school had their fair on.

Rose's handspun fingerless mitts

Rose also wove this with some of her earlier handspun; it's lovely!

A view of the lining of the bag.

Heather dyed these blanks using just 3 colours; you can also just see the blue blank that she also dyed in the top right corner.

More dyeing by Heather, once again, just the 3 colours you can see below the skein.

Kerry spun these from some carded fleece that she got from a bunch of stuff Gail brought in a wee while back

This is mine (Rachelle), spun from some of Anna Harris' merino; Navajo plied to keep the colours from getting muddy.
I also won the raffle today; most embarrassing as I also was the person to do the draw from the box; no, I didn't look and I turned bright red once I realised!   I won a scarf kit from Touch Yarns; I'm thinking I might use the boucle in it for weaving on the loom that Fran was nice enough to give to me.   Not picking it up for 2 more weeks, but can't wait!  It's a Bartlett floor loom, 4' countermarche and I will be aiming eventually to use it to make my husband a length of tartan for a kilt.