Sunday, February 14, 2016

Saturday 13 Feb 2016

Another full table to show off this weekend

Ria found some yarn in her stash that needed using.

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More of Ria's, this is perendale

Valerie wove 5m of handspun fabric to make a Ruana using her 16 shaft loom.

Pam's been crocheting Wookies, she's already sent several to new homes

they use a fun fur held with a normal yarn and are then brushed with a dog brush to make them properly wookyish.

and this is Pam's blanket finished, with a nice short fringe that works brilliantly.

and finally for Pam this is her first pair of handknit socks, she has another pair on the needles.

Rose spun these two very different skeins, both are lovely.

Diane has been busy spinning these lovely gradient yarns.

Sarah knit this light scarf from a commercial mohair yarn

Heather's been weaving overshot

both are gorgeous

Rosalie has been busy spinning this unknown fibre

Eleanor has been knitting socks, tight gauge in singles.

Margaret knit this from polwarth handspun, yummy!

and this is also Margaret's using handspun halfbred and silk

Simone has been weaving too, this is a twill piece and very effective.

Diane has been knitting for charity, acrylic for easy care for a new mum

and Janet has been using left over stash yarn to make a baby blanket.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Saturday 6 February 2016

Another busy day this Saturday, lots of lovely items to show off.

Joanne knit this very attractive Regency Lady, plus a dress and fichu.  There is a Man in progress as well; can't wait!

She has a number 12 wire armature to keep her steady, the original pipecleaners resulted in a lot of period correct swooning.

Joanne also knit this pair of socks in a heavier self-striping yarn, it's been discontinued so if you have any in your stash (close to DK weight) she'd be keen to give it a new home.

I'm not sure who knit this, for some reason it didn't come up in the show and tell, but it's very fine work with a thin yarn on small needles.

Dian's been busy making booties, so cute!

Hmm, not sure who spun this either, it's not on my list; maybe it'd gone home before the show and tell happened.

Sue made this vest using Prince George's Vest pattern for her nephew Ollie from felted singles.   It's gorgeous and he is a very lucky wee boy!

Diane knit this scarf from some of her earlier handspun, love the colours through it.

Iris has been busy making yarn too, some of these are as the result of working her way through the Craftsy Art Yarn class (online).  The red is dyed using Madder, the other 3 are all art yarns; the leftmost is singles and the other two are thick'n'thin with a commercial thread ply.  I love them all!

Sonya's been busy making colourwork socks, the next photo shows them in all their glory; 2nd sock is on the needles.

See what I mean?   Reminds me of a phoenix.  The pattern is by Morag of Vintage Purls, the Nightingale socks

and finally we have 3 skeins spun by Janet.  The brown on the right is a greasy fleece, the middle brown is alpaca and the terracotta is an unknown wool with silk (we all have those unknown ones in our stash)
And that's it for another week, looking forward to next Saturday where there's bound to be new lovelies to drool over.  Have a great week and I'll see you then!