Sunday, 24 March 2013

I Should Be Finishing Grace!

But I got this kit (spindle, roving and instructions) in the post from Hill Top Cloud It's such fun, I've spun quite a lot already and want to do more but I know I have to finish Grace. 

I need to finish the cream and then do the brown so I can ply them together.  Then  knit something with it. It has been easier than I thought it would be, so therapeutic. I'll post when I have the completed yarn.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Progress with Grace

Horrid weather this weekend, this means I have been able to make lots of progress with my Grace cardigan. I had to use the flash for the picture which distorts the colour, it's a little darker than this. I'm looking forward to the Easter holidays so I can make the skirt that's going to go with it.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Finished Tillie Sweater

Finished, it took a month but I was slow with the colour work as it was so fiddly! Note to self, no more colour work, for a while at least. I do like it though. Ravelry details here

Finishing this now frees me up to get on with the Grace Cardigan. Which I have had to frog twice! Firstly because I didn't like the tension, the knit was too close so I've gone down a size and up a needle size. Secondly because somehow my two fronts didn't match, one sloped and the other didn't, no idea how I did that. Anyway, off I go again with it. I need to keep up as it's a knit-a-long and I don't want to get left behind and as usual I'm thinking of the next project.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Brassington Buttons

Lovely weekend with my sister in Matlock,. We spent Saturday shopping in wool shops and Sunday with the Wensley Yarn Workers. Kate showed us how to make Brassington Buttons, this one's mine, a variation on Dorset Buttons, in the morning. And in the afternoon Jane showed me how to spin. I used her table top electric spinner and then I used David's Kiwi spinnning wheel. As if I need another hobby but I loved the spinning. 

These are all the buttons that were made by the group on Sunday. The Wensley Yarn Workers use the 'Reading Room' in Wensley on the first Sunday of the month for yarn and crafty enterprises. They were all so welcoming and lovely company, Lovely hall with an open fire and a great lunch. I feel as I've made new friends. I can't wait for The first Sunday in April for the next one.

Friday, 1 March 2013

And We're Off!

Swatching for the Grace Cardigan knit a long. I've got the right tension first time. This Quince and Co Finch yarn is so soft and I love the subtle semi solid. It's going to be fun to knit with others. There is a group on ravelry but I can't work out how to link on my iPhone. Although Tillie isn't quite finished I'm still going to start tonight. There is such pleasure in starting new knitting. I'm happy!

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