Weekly Collage no.3 …

So this past seven days have flown by again. Just today I made a little detour after work to say hi to a pack of Alpacas I had spotted earlier. I was so excited! The photo isn’t great but there was quite a few of them, they belong to a community group promoting self-sufficiency who are adjacent to a large number of vegetable allotments. I have cast on my first sock (for boxosoxkal) and I’m at the start of the heel tonight but I’m waiting on a set of DPNs to arrive through the post (so prob start on my 2nd fair isle mitten). I have listed my ‘Fantastic Mrs Fox’ yarn and DK ‘Rose Garden’ I have a few more (bottom right photo) to list but I might be tempted to try weaving some of those …

Have you cast on recently? πŸŒˆπŸ¦„


Weekly Collage #2

I’ve been using my knitting machine to create some DK blanks, which create a unique striping dye pattern, which you can’t achieve by just dying the yarn in a hank. So when you knit straight from the blank (good for hats) it will create stripes in the work. Finished dying some speckled yarn too. I cast on a new project last night using my  own handspun, I’m trying my own pattern to make ear warmers, I’m thinking of lining them with some hand made felt too. All will be heading over to my Etsy soon.

What creative things have you been up to this past 7 days?