It has been a while but here I am yarning along! I am knitting something for me, some cheerful looking socks, using wool hand dyed by these folk in "watercolour."
Having heard Esther speak nearly a month ago, I am still slowly reading my way through this book and to be honest, it will need several reads for me to fully absorb and attempt to put into practise some of the things suggested! Never mind though, I am quite happy to be a work in progress and any improvement is better than none at all!
After taking ages to finish a sleeve and weave in the ends, I was able to give Kathryn her long overdue birthday present! Would you believe it, I started this project when Pip had the noro virus way back at the beginning of the year! I had completed over three quarters of it, before Gracie appeared and then completely lost my knitting mojo, when all else around me was falling apart, myself included. So you can imagine, it was a complete relief to cast off this project once and for all:
At one point there were over four hundred stitches on the needles.
I love the cross over shaping at the front.
Here is the lovely lass, modelling her cardi.
Speaking of Kath, she has also taken up knitting and has progressed quite quickly from knitting squares, to hats and then finally an aran cardi for Gracie:
My mum helped out a little bit, but what a fab job.
Last but not least, my Yarndale trip. If you pop over on to this site you'll get a real flavour of the event. Surprisingly for me I did not take many pictures, I think it was a case of being exhausted from diabetes checking at two hourly intervals during the night and due to overwhelming numbers of people and stalls, I actually reached sensory overload and could not think straight! I would definitely go back next year and it was a real treat to spend the day with my lovely friend Debs:
Lucy's Attic 24 Corner.
Lovely llamas and their wool ~ I would love to have a rug made of their fleece, totally scrumptious!
Debs bought some black llama wool to make herself a pair of wrist warmers.
No wonder the wool is so expensive, it must take a whole lot of angora hair to make one ball of wool.
So, that's me up to date, I'm know off to knit a few more rows before bed, tootle - pip!