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Tuesday, March 03, 2015


My blue dress is now cut out and ready to go; hoping to get sewing tomorrow

I'm currently spinning long draw on my stylus and at the same time attempting to do a video of the process; I've had 3 goes so far and keep cutting my head off and misjudging where the camera is pointing when showing my fibre length.   I'll try again tomorrow when the boys are at school.  If I can get it sorted I might try doing the odd Vlog.

I'm up to row 42 on my Evenstar shawl, it's feeling a bit like a slog, but it'll be worth it in the end.  Only problem is the end looks like it's a very long way away!

Almost finished my current travel sock and have just wound the ball for the second one.
I'm decreasing for the toe now, this is my dye effort and I'm loving how it's turning out.

Have finished the fibre and knitting for my advanced spinning group, and I've even sent it off to the North Island for festival.  The remnants will be used with some yellow commercial yarn to make boot socks; I need some thicker socks to go in my Caterpillar boots.
3 ply East Fresian and silk.   Flick carded the wool and the silk caps were spun with swearing.

The mini-sock sample
I've also made myself a pair of Fehr Trade workout pants.   I think I need a smaller size in the legs, alternatively I need to lose more of the tummy so everything fits better!   There's no more sugary stuff in the house now so that should help.
Ignore the red, that's the pair I was wearing when I tried these on, I was lazy and left them on.

I love the peacock, pity I muffed the one on the other side.
And finally I spun some superwash merino, this has been Navajo plied and come out Aran weight.
It's beautifully soft.


Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the socks! Your spinning projects look fantastic too. I decided a long time ago that silk must come in the form of roving before I will touch it lol and that is only from what I have heard! You are brave to go down that path

Kura Carpenter said... Best Blogger Tips

Thoses peacocks are a neat detail. Good on you with the sugar. Not sure I could do that :/

Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

You're always so busy!
Travel sock is looking great!

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