WIP Wednesday

I have finally finished my Escher Socks.  I love the look of them, love the yarn (Handmaiden’s Casbah in Minegold) but they seemed to take forever to knit.  

Escher Socks

Escher Socks

 

Now on the DPN’s are Tanis Lavallee’s Business Casual.  I pulled a skein of Arequipa from Estelle out of the stash for these.  The dark colour of the yarn and the faux-argyle pattern are giving these socks a very masculine feel.

Business Casual

Business Casual

 

Happy knitting,

Kelly

Fleece Artist!

Sock Yarn

Sock Yarn

This just arrived!  Fleece Artist Trail Socks and Blue Face Leicester Socks in a myriad of colours! 

These will appear on the web page next week, but for those who can’t wait, or are looking for an early Mother’s Day present, I will be taking these to my Saturday afternoon sit ‘n knit at Coffee Equator’s in Almonte this afternoon.

Happy knitting,

Kelly

 

WIP Wednesday

Finally making progress on my Escher Socks.  The first sock is now complete and I have cast-on for the second sock, just in time for Pints ‘n Purls this evening.   I hope this doesn’t slow my progress down too much, it wouldn’t be the first time I will have had to rip out some knitting after after spending an evening in a dimly lit pub, enjoying a pint of the Ashton Pub’s finest with a great group of knitters and friends.

 

Escher Sock

Escher Sock

 

The slow progress was due in part to this…

The Great Wall of Yarn

The Great Wall of Yarn

inventory, and I had to count it, and this is by no means all of it.  It took three days to count it all, this included reorganizing some of it, fondling it, and taking time to look at all the wonderful books and patterns.   We have some great deals on yarn on our web page, please check them out so I can spend less time counting next year:)

Happy knitting,

Kelly

 

 

Playing with Fibre

One thing that I have always wanted to do, but had not had the time for, was to wash and prepare a fleece for spinning.  This year I have the time.

My good friend Niki and her husband Rob have a flock of Cheviot/Alcott, primarily a meat bread, and kindly offered me a fleece to practice and hone my skills on.

Unwashed Lock

Unwashed Lock

 

Locks Ready for Washing

Locks Ready for Washing

 

Soaking in Soapy Water

Soaking in Soapy Water

 

Clean locks lashed onto wool comb.

Clean locks lashed onto wool comb.

 

Combed Fibre

Combed Fibre

 

Dizzing

Dizzing

 

"Birds Nests" Waiting for Spinning

“Birds Nests” Waiting for Spinning

I thoroughly enjoyed the process (which is good, I have lots more to do), especially the combing and dizzing.  I think I need to work on the washing a little bit better, but so far I am happy with the result.  I can’t wait to see how it spins up.

Happy knitting,

Kelly