Category Archives: stuff I made
Rohrspatz Wollmeise 100% pure wool ‘nautical miles’ I used 100gms from a 150gm hank so lots left to crochet the edges (once I learn how) I used my new blockers (knit pro via Amazon) for the first time. Advertisements
CAR = Carriage on right, CAL = Carriage on left HP = Holding position, WP = Working position K = Knit ***Cast on 87 Stitches with waste yarn starting at far left hand side of needle bed. Knit a … Continue reading
I am quite proud of this, I only unpicked once. I would love to claim I spun or dyed the yarn, but I did neither. This was machine knit from one 100gm ball of ‘Opal, Blutenpracht, col 9113’ 75% wool, … Continue reading
Starting the year as I hope to continue, by making stuff. Two little bags with two little brooches for embellishment – made on New Years Day 2017. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with my sewing machine.
I have been knitting some scarves, just to reacquaint myself with the machine. I rediscovered knitting on the bias – it’s wonderful when you do it on purpose. See the shaped edges on the ends of the scarves, no shaping … Continue reading
So, the knitting machine was under the bed for fifteen years. A couple of months ago I got it out, cleaned and oiled it. A few weeks ago I checked and sorted my hoard of yarn. On Saturday I had … Continue reading
Merino, 100gms, 260 metres, 2 ply. Fibres put through drum carder (x2)to make batts (2), didn’t like spinning from the batt, so put it on the blending board and pulled off 20 rolags. This spun up ok, but the colours … Continue reading
Wahoo! I washed the fleece, I combed it and I DIZZED all by myself. Very pleased with myself, just need to do the rest…..
I needed bobbins so plied everything I had spun. The four small hanks were plied from a centre pull ball. Left overs from plying full bobbins. I decided I needed something a bit brighter so made some batts using the … Continue reading
Mostly Merino, rolags made on the blending board. 125gms 360 metres. Spun on the Kromski Fantasia.