Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Signs of life....

I hope everyone had a nice Christmas, we did it was quite restful and enjoyable....

I said before Christmas I'd been doing some secret knitting but couldn't reveal it because the recipient was a blog reader anyway I can reveal what I was up to now....

Earlier in the Autumn I spun some Texel up and then dyed half of it in a dark charcoal grey....


From these two skeins I made these.... Selbuvotter NHM#7


I can say I was and still am very pleased with how they turned out and so is the recipient :o) I must admit however, the next pair I make will have longer and stretchier ribs they feel a bit like a crop top (not that I wear crop tops) more the fact the ribs just seem to 'hang' round the wrists.... but I did enjoy knitting them....

On the fibrey Christmas present front I was well blessed.... I received a total of 5 braids of various fibres from friends & family..... OK one or two were pointed in the right direction of
The Yarn Yard to Natalie's 'Fibre Surprise' parcels, which I am pleased to say she is leaving up year round...

This was from my friend and came from Kirsten at All Spun Up and is BFL
All these were from relatives and from the yarn yard

'Pink2Purple' - BFLSuperwash

'Autumn Tints' - Merino / Silk

'Liquorice Allsorts' - Shetland

'Cabbage Medley' - Merino / Silk

The 'givers' chose from a selection of fibres Natalie had to offer and then gave Natalie a colour theme to work with to dye the fibre... I think she's got this down to a fine art hasn't she?
I also got the book 'Estonian Lace' by Nancy Bush and still on order is the 'Intentional Spinner' by Judith MacKenzie McCuin....
I also bought a e-system lace flyer for my Rose just before Christmas from a fellow Raveler in the anticipation I would get some money for Christmas to put towards it..... but you really don't want to see a photo of a lace flyer & 2 fat core bobbins do you?
Anyway this will be my last post for 2008 so I will take the opportunity to wish you all a Happy New Year and all the best for 2009...

7 comments:

Kai said...

Love the mittens!! And that fibre haul is fantastic! Merry Christmas and I hope you have a fantastic New Year babe. :) xxxx

fleegle said...

Magnficent mittens! And a lovely batch of fiber! Lookling forward to seeing what you will make of them.

Have a lovely New Year!

Micki said...

The mittens are stunning! And what a lovely assortment of fibers you received. Happy New Year!

Soo said...

The mittens are great! Beautiful work.

Happy 2009!!! Soo x

fleegle said...

yeah, I'll knit Harry a scarf and then STRANGLE him with it!

Happy New Year!

farm-witch said...

Oh, I love those mittens! So pretty!

Anni said...

Gorgeous fibre. Lucky you. I got the Estonian Lace book too. It's fantastic.