Saturday, November 22, 2008

Of Course It's Green!

The Merino top is 4 oz and is dyed by Poppy Flower Fibers. The colour is called "Harvest Collection #16. It's around a fingering weight and I got about 480 yards out of it.

I'm extremely happy with this one!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

So, I've made some yarn...

So this is my first go at it. It's BFL in the Natural colour. It was so soft! As you can see, it was all over the place but it taught me a lot.

This is my second attempt with the same fibre. So much better! I was really encouraged with this go at it. In these photos you can see the improvement I've made.

Well, more improvement has taken place since and you'll see it soon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Now I Can Make It Myself!

I have joined many other knitters who spin their own yarn. I purchased a Lendrum Double Treadle Spinning Wheel in October. I've been admiring the beautiful handspun yarns on other people's blogs and also on Ravelry for a couple of years and knew that it would be something I'd want to try at least. I saved up and got it from a shop just 30 minutes from where I live. So, I've been having lots of fun with it and of course the fibre part of it all is great too... all the colours are just wonderful.


Saturday, November 01, 2008

Green Vesticle

I was asked back in April by a friend to make a vest for her. So I when she was over one night I brought out all my pattern books and magazines and we went through many of them looking for a suitable vest. She earmarked a few of the ones that she liked but none that really "got" her. So I logged on to Ravelry and we had another browse there.

She settled on the Cambridge Vest.

Pattern: Cambridge Vest by Martin Storey
From: Rowan Classic Alpaca Book 13
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in Herb 3.5 skeins
Needles: 3.5mm & 3.75mm

I've used this yarn before and loved it. I love the different flecks of colour especially the two colours of blue in this colourway along with black and white.