Friday, November 28, 2014

29 November 2014

Today was the Area AGM so no show and tell, but Pam did bring a couple of completed items in.

Laceweight gradient; absolutely stunning!

A cardigan knit in Cascade 220 Heathers; the colour is more purple but my cellphone was feeling blue.

A closeup of the lovely wee cable on the sleeve.
Back to normal next week, Pam had to post this off so today was the only chance to photograph it before it left.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Saturday 22 November 2014

It was fairly quiet today, I believe quite a few people were off at a felter's event and of course the weather forecast was for a nasty change in the afternoon so some may have been getting some gardening in while they could.    In the end the change came through late, but it was hot until then!
I don't know who made the items I've taken photo's of today, we didn't actually do show and tell; probably too distracted by the new fabric store that had opened a few days ago.

2 pairs of lovely socks

The cutest wee toddler jersey; I love the blue stripes on one sleeve only.
Now, don't forget next Saturday is the Area AGM, there won't be room for spinning in the morning and everyone needs to bring a small plate to share but it will be a good day and knitting is welcome.   Feel free to get your wheels out in the afternoon though!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Saturday 15 November 2014

Sorry it's so late, I got sidetracked

Ria knit this cardigan from handspun yarn; I love the colour shifts in this.

Pam's been busy on her new wheel.   We have cream alpaca spun long-draw on the stylus, then there's some lovely merino in teals and finally a gradient polwarth running from brown to lilac.

This scarf was woven by Jos on a rigid heddle loom, it shows off the colour changes in the weft brilliantly.

Jos has also been busy spinning; love the heathered look to these.

I'm not sure if this natural yarn was by Jos or not, but it's nicely fluffy whoever made it!

Mary-Anne has been busy as well, this is a beautiful muted skein of handspun yarn.
Now, don't forget that Saturday after next is the area's AGM.    I suspect there won't be room for spinning in the morning, but there may be after the meeting is finished.

Have a great week, enjoy the weather and I'll see you next weekend.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday 09 November

A little later than I'd planned, but spent most of last night setting up the new modem or else I wouldn't be doing this at all!
Kerry has been weaving more tea towels

Rachelle has been spinning yarn for making eighteenth century replica stockings.

Heather made this stripy triangular shawl

and this gorgeous woven towel?  Not sure if it is a towel or not, but it's pretty

Mary Anne has been knitting more shawls, this is from handspun.

and a better view of the lace on it.

Somehow Sue has managed to knit another Pi Shawl, I don't know how she does it.

Natalie has been spinning

she made this snarl yarn as well

and this super cute roving doll.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November 1st 2014

What a beautiful day!   It was actually getting hot in the afternoon so another grand day to get some gardening done or maybe some plying outside.

Rachelle's superwash woven scarf in a point twill pattern.

Joanne made this lovely squishy yarn from Heavenly Wools fibre

Kerry has been making dishcloths, several of which have already found new homes

Pam finished her corespinning and plied it using some locks.   This is going to be part of a woven cushion.

Valerie spun this gradient from Anna's fibre; very pretty

Pam has also been busy spinning silk, this is also a gradient.

Jan knit this lovely crescent shawl, it took a while apparently but I think the results were well worth the time.

Rosemary has been spinning natural brown merino

Eleanor spun this sample of perendale, eventually there will be enough for a jersey

This is 13 micron merino, simply gorgeous

Janet knit this jersey using handspun singles, the really impressive thing is there is no biasing of the finished garment.

and finally, Linda knit this amazing blanket from gotland wool that she'd spun.