Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Elijah

Elijah the elephant an Ysolda Teague pattern.  He's made from Old Maiden Aunt merino/ bamboo fluff that I spun on my Sonata and Navajo plied to give a DK weight yarn. I put a packet of dried aduki beans in his bottom so he sits right up.  It was a really enjoyable and quick knit.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cats

Here are pictures of my cats Jacob and Symmetry (Simmy for short). They're 2 years old now and as adorable as ever. They were from Cocoa's last litter before she was spayed.

Jacob
Simmy




Saturday, March 22, 2014

A few things ...

Socks made from handyed handspun BFL. Pattern was free from ravelry (annoyingly have forgotten the name). Had an interesting heel contruction (toe up) that fits really well.


Fingerless mitts made from handspun merino/silk blend. Made the pattern up as I went along.


Baby soaker made from drops yarn and free pattern

Monday, March 17, 2014

Four seasons felt pictures


These are some pictures made from handmade felt that I was involved in making. They are meant to depict the four seasons.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Purple handspun

I've just finished plying the Aubergine glitzy fluff I got from World of Wool (200g). It's become a 2 ply yarn, that is slightly hairy due to the trilobal nylon.


Thursday, March 06, 2014

Hand dyed, spun and woven scarf


Here's something I finished a while ago. Each colour was dyed separately and is from different sheep breeds. It was spun on my Sonata and n-plied to give approx dk weight.  I then wove it as a the weft using a 2/2 twill on my Weavemaster 16" 4 shaft table loom. The warp is a commercially made 3 ply.


Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Glitzy Aubergine

I'm currently spinning up some Glitzy Aubergine from World of Wool. It's a merino/trilobal nylon 70:30 mix in dark purple with rainbow nylon blended through it.  It's so easy to spin. I haven't decided whether to make it a traditional 2 or 3 ply yet, but its probably going to be part of a jumper ... I think.