February socks in the making.
I decided to let the yarn speak for itself and so these are knit in a simple stocking stitch. The wool is from West Yorkshire Spinners and is their "signature" 4 ply consisting of 75% wool (of which 35% is Bluefaced Leicester) and 25% Nylon. Ideally you always need a bit of nylon in a sock yarn as it helps with wearability and durability.
An "Aestlight Shawl" by Gudrun Johnston. This was knit using a Falkland Island Wool and hand dyed using koolaid! The shawl is currently awaiting blocking and stretching :-)
Another Aestlight Shawl on my kneedles, this yarn is a brown with a hint of purple colourway. By the time I have finished this I will have knit five of these shawls!! The pattern is well written with lots of different stitches and techniques to sustain interest. I would definitely recommend this shawl pattern to a newbie shawl knitter :-)
I have had another foray into yarn dyeing and so my latest attempt is currently drying in the bathroom. Once it is dry I will try and remember to take a photograph :-)