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,