Sunday, 9 October 2011

Spinning

I am really enjoying spinning on my Barry, Majacraft Little Gem wheel.   I am really please with the thickness (or some would say the thinness) and the consistency of my yarn.
Our spinning and weaving group meet once a month, and I really enjoy attending and meeting like minded people.  The local council had a "hertitage week", and invited us to set up a display and "learn how to" in the council offices one day.  So a few of us took our wheels and fibre and set up a display of our work.  We had a few interested ladies wanting to have a turn.  It wasn't a big turn out, but the bonus was that I got to spin more of this yellow fibre and finish the 100grams later that week. 
You can see my Tarra Ishbel shawl (browns), and my Boneyard shawl (green) in this photo below.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Winding Path Jumper

Winding Path, by Wenlan Chia. Published in Reversible Knitting: 50 Brand-New, Groundbreaking Stitch Patterns
Wool: Rowan Big Wool. 15mm needles.
mmm…undecided about this one.. I don’t think it suits my body shape. I like it with the dark green stripes closer to the neck than the other way…but not convinced. This may get frogged into something else. I will wait till next Winter and see how I go wearing it.  The sleeves are a little bit long, but this maybe a blessing in the Winter months.