Friday, June 27, 2014

Lace Mitts

Knitting goodness. The feel of my fine merino hand spun yarn has been wonderful. It is a so so soft feeling as I work the lace pattern. Mittens were the first "garments" I learned to knit but this is the first pair with a lacy cuff. The pattern was in graph form and in over 50yrs of knitting it's a first.

My mitts have been steamed and will be finished when dry. The knitting was done both at the same time with 2 different balls of yarn . The random results from the cinnamon roll spinning..

The colors of autumn/winter in Australia
Looking forward to a few days in down town Sydney.  DH is working and I will have days times to wander,checkout museums and maybe even some shopping. You never know 

Enjoy whatever you happen to do over the next few days .  Terry

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Weekend Away

A weekend away stitching was just the thing I needed to find my quilting mojo. It has been hibernating since February. Friends, good food and the enthusiasm of other quilters was the catalist I needed.

8 American Beauty blocks ready for a quilt started long ago.

And then 8 more "beauties".  If my mojo stays for awhile the corners will be stitched to the blocks and this " sleeping beauty" will be closer to waking.  Returning to quilting with my mojo is a nice feeling.

There has also been a small amount of progress knitting the sock.


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Stitching finish

An apron for spinning. I guess it could be used for kitchen stuff.    
I needed an apron to use when spinning? Greasy wool has lots of dirt from the padock that ends up on you clothes or your Apron.

All the components are from my stash so it was just my time. I cut the basic shape from a traditional butchers apron. Long and roomy enough to sit at the wheel and spin.

The start of  scarf with the autumn tone yarn. Love both the yarn and the scarf pattern ......Ah there is a glitch not enough yarn and no more fiber to spin.

Solution was to go shopping. Better than fairy floss !!

The top is a blend of fine merino wool and 15% silk. Yummy to spin and current so I will be able to get more if needed.  That is if I get busy .  So gone ( fishing) spinning.

Fun combining 2 of my favorite things.

Have a good week.  Terry