February 23, 2014 · 7:25 pm
Had a proper fibre artist’s weekend this weekend. Seems like so long since I’ve sat down at my wheel or drumcarder! Feeling much better for it too…
So here’s some pictures. Got a new fibre order in this week, with lots of gorgeous baby camel and different coloured baby alpaca fibres. So here’s this weekend’s offerings! Carded some baby camel, merino and silk batts:
Some baby alpaca, merino and silk batts in colourway “Ocean”:
And a pure merino gradient batt:
All of which are now available in the Caora Fibres Etsy shop.
And I finally got round to finishing off spinning the braid my Mum got me for my birthday way back in September. Here’s the singles:
which I Navajo plied. Don’t have a great picture of the finished yarn yet, when it’s all dry next week I’ll put one up!
February 2, 2014 · 6:44 pm
Published a new knitting pattern on my Littletheorem website today.
The imaginatively named “Chunky Fairisle Cushion” pattern is available for free on the Littletheorem Knits website and on Ravelry.
I cheated a little to avoid a jog in the round, so this is perhaps a pattern that fairisle purists should avoid. Rather than steeking, I didn’t knot new colours to old as I knitted, but knotted them all up pretty firmly at the end to cinch it all together. I also (and this was very naughty) didn’t weave in the fifty odd loose ends, but just trimmed the knots and left them inside the cushion. Please feel free to back away from this pattern in horror, but I think it all looks ok, and for time-poor knitters it’ll certainly do the job!
Here’s some more pictures!