Saturday, 14 July 2007

Decisions, decisions

Made the decision though, and went for the silk laceweight. This is it after a few rows, full of stitch markers and section markers.

It's Faceted Gems and is progressing nicely. At least it was until this morning when Fee's Boyes needle separated! I thought the left hand bit had got a bit light, looked down and the point had come off, letting the end of the row slide off the rest of the needle. Fortunately it was only the last 16 or so stitches and I think I've rescued it. Was not happy at that moment!!!
This is a few rows and many hours on from the first picture.

Another pressie from one of Fee's friends, Sobe. Thanks Sobe. I haven't decided yet which sock pattern to use, but it will be interesting to see how they turn out.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Another pair of socks!

Finished these tonight, after starting them on Saturday after Woolfest.
Got the white silk/wool mix at Woolfest and did the first one by Sunday night.
Feel really nice on.
Now to finish the baby cardigan and decide which of my many new goodies to use next!

Sunday, 1 July 2007


We went to Woolfest! And we just about did it right. As in if you can't close the boot of the car you haven't done it right!
This is an overview of what Fee and I bought. To see her share and more detail go to her blog.

I bought some Regia Silk Color a while ago, but when Fee bought a plain colour to go with it, something went wrong and I ended up with a burgundy instead of a red colour. So I bought this to go with the burgundy.

This is to go with the original ball!

Something subtle to spin!

Some nice pink alpaca to knit with.

And some baby alpaca to spin and knit.

I have lots of natural merino to spin, so this dye kit is to make it a bit different.

I am in the middle of a baby cardigan in pink, white, yellow and orange. I hope these buttons will look good on it.

Got carried away here and bought some laceweight silk. Haven't quite decided what to knit with it.

Dyed merino and silk to spin.

More to spin, this time baby camel and silk.

And more dyed alpaca to spin.

Finally non-Woolfest. This is the tussah silk from previously. Fee skeined it for me. I didn't realise at first it was mine when she gave it to me!