Friday 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas!


Small Doily is Doily XIV by Jan Stawasz
from his book "Tatted Treasures".

Joyeux Noël!

It's Christmas eve...  the lights are twinkling on the tree, I have a pot of soup bubbling on the stove and candles are casting their gentle glow in the room.  

I hope you are all able to enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas with your loved ones and I wish you a healthy and creative 2022.

All my very best wishes to you and yours,

Wednesday 1 December 2021

A Bit More on Homespun Wool

I'm sadly not knitting much at all either (same problem) but I did manage to finish a hat before things got bad.  I showed some of the wool I've been spinning in an earlier blogpost.  After the two white fleeces, I was also given a dark brown fleece.  That wool has much shorter fibres and is rather difficult to spin but I managed to make a bit, enough for a decorative accent on a hat (which I gifted to the farmer friend who gave me the fleeces).

The brown wool is hard to spin but I like the colour changes in the wool when it is spun.

I don't know why there is a weird green rectangle
in this photo but I can't remove it! 

And here is the hat.
My very first piece of clothing made with my own wool!

I'm still working on the sweater I started with my wool but that will be a while in the making yet.  I now have my son combing the wool for me (to save my arm) but I find spinning is fine.  So I'll be making more wool, ready for when I can start knitting again.

How about you, any nice projects you are currently working on?

Best wishes,