Monday, 25 November 2013

Christmas Swap

::Sara of SarasTextureCrafts organized a Christmas swap::You had to spin 100g of yarn and pass it on to the next name on a list of participants::

::I choose some lovely Fondant Fibre in BFL Merino and Silk as Sara lives near Dartmoor - a place I love::I also made a felted collar for her dog Patch and some travel slippers from some more of my handspun for her partner Darrin::

::I really enjoyed working on this project and putting together a package I hoped my swap partner would enjoy::Now we will be having a knit-along in December with the yarn we received::I received a very special skein of handspun from Sara and I am planning to use a Louisa Harding pattern to make a bag with this beautiful wool::

Monday, 4 November 2013

Change is in the Air

::We are still enjoying some lovely, sunny and mild Autumn days but there is definitely a drop in the temperature which means that knitting and spinning take on a different feel::

::It now feels like time to start thinking about knitting things which will help keep me warm when I'm out walking or gardening::

::Time to abandon the summer knitted top I had started and to think about what I have in my stash that needs my attention::

::I have these beautiful natural sheep colours to make a lap blanket::

::or this dark Titus yarn from Baa Ram Ewe for a cable project::
::it might be one of many other projects in the pipeline but whatever it turns out to be I must definitely finish this year's Hallowe'en themed knit which is this long lace scarf knitted in Gnome Acres Witches Brew laceweight yarn::

::This is the month to enjoy Wovember which is all about the beauty of wool::There is so much to love about Autumn::
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