Monday, 30 April 2012

more scraps

Spending a bit of time after working through the box of 2"strips, to tackle the "less than 2" strip box. (I know, it's crazy). 
Using leftover 10" x 10" squares of wadding, I am sewing all the strips to the wadding.  Eventually I will make some quilts out of them.  It surprises me how many blocks you can make with the leftover strips that I couldn't bear to throw in the bin because they were small, but not that small. 

(On a side note, anything less than 1" gets thrown away)

That's all the less that 2" strips for now.  One day these will get sewn into a day

Saturday, 28 April 2012

17th table runner

oh no, look what I found....more of the shapes I cut out a few years ago. 
Not enough to make a quilt (maybe), so I decided to use these for more table runners.
First the reds.

Saturday, 21 April 2012


A few pairs of handwarmers for the Fingers and Gloves exhibition at the Guild.

No pattern used, just cast on 40 stitches, K2,P2 until I ran out of wool.  Fergus was very helpful modelling these

16th table runner

Horray, this last green table runner is the end of the 2"strip box.  There are only a few strips left that I can't do anything with at the moment, so the 2" strip box will start again. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Toddler dresses

Pattern by Lion Brand Yarn, called Sweet Sweater Dress

using handspun wool.

198yards of Heaven

Handspun fibre from Alaska, "A tree huggers wife", I managed to knit this little shawl.  My first attempt at chain plying.
It's really warm around your neck, and so soft.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

15th table runner

Greens still going.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Fibre March - June.

Lots and lots of spinning done this first half of the semester.  I found that after a day at the computer doing Uni work, and lots of reading, I needed a few hours in the evenings to wind down.  (Also the stress of external things got to me and it really wasn't a good start to the school year).

Spinning was the one thing that calmed me each evening.  I was surprised at how much I accomplished!

I spent a windy warm day washing all the yarn, then hung them out to dry on the tree on the front garden, much to the amusement of our neighbours. They were dry by the afternoon.
Then I spent the evening making them into balls.
A very production semester for spinning, now to knit them all into something

Saturday, 7 April 2012

14th table runner

from 2" strips of greens