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Thursday, April 30, 2009

New project and lots of yarn

I've finally got some knitting that I can share. This is a design I've been thinking about for a while and dyed the yarn ages ago. I guessed at quantities when I dyed the yarn. On Saturday I needed an easy project to take to the cinema with me so I cast on for this. It's going to be a waistcoat for myself knitted in two colours of Bambino, which is gorgeous to knit with. It's knitted sideways and I'm halfway across the back.I've focused a little bit too much on this project for the last few days. Which has made a little bit behind on a secret project. So today i put it away for a few days and concentrated on the current secret project. I made good progress at knitting club today and I'm nearly at the armholes now.

I've done quite a lot of dyeing this week. The No Wool Club yarn is dyed and drying. Still a couple of places left if you want to sign up. I'll post the parcels on Tuesday as Monday is a bank holiday here. I dyed up the last pack of Merino Tencel Sock Yarn I had. The colours are gorgeous and I just love this base yarn. It's so soft and squishy and shiny. I'm keeping a purple skein (which had a slight fault in the dyeing) for myself to knit possibly a pair of Celtic Cable heel socks. I've also got plans for a shrug and i'm thinking about keeping this colourwayfor that. But I've only got two skeins and I'm not sure it'll be enough and I'm also thinking I might use my new Glorious sock yarn for it. Anyway, I'm in the middle of listing some of the Merino Tencel colourways now and here's a taster of the other colourways on offer.
I got a lovely picture of our dog, Sam, sitting out in the garden yesterday. She loves being in the garden when it's sunny and our garden is fairly big and wild for a small dog like her. She's a Jack Russell cross. Doesn't she look cute?
Here's a pic of the finished skein of handspun.
I've placed two orders over the last coupel of days from new suppliers. So lots of new yarns coming soon and some old favorites which I've not had for a while. Very exciting. Some of the yarn is from British animals and is spun here in Britain, in Devon in fact, which is very exciting and that yarn will be earmarked for the UK Ravelry Day in Coventry.

1 comment:

Pixie said...

Love your hand spun, what great colours..

Sam is so adorable, poses well in your garden :)

Gorgeous dyeing and the waist coat looks intriguing, itching to see it finished..

Hope your bank holiday is going well
catch you soon xxx