Slipper Felting Part 1 – Yarn

I thought it was about time that I gave my thoughts on felting. I’ve done quite a bit over the years, both intentionally and unintentionally! I once felted half my hand-knit sock collection in one easy move by setting the washing machine to an ordinary wash not a hand wash. Now, I always wash socksContinue reading “Slipper Felting Part 1 – Yarn”

A little catching up

Seems I have a little catching up to do around here, as usual. Spring has sprung and although we have had some gloriously warm weather, this morning dawned frosty and bright and minus 3 degrees C. A bit chilly then. Hard to believe that just last weekend we had a great day out at Wonderwool Wales andContinue reading “A little catching up”

Dairy and Egg free wine

I became a little distracted over the holiday season. It turned out a lot busier that I thought it was going to be and the blog sort of got away from me. For the first week or so we had visitors, or went visiting, every day. Then my OH had a couple of meetings dueContinue reading “Dairy and Egg free wine”

Earlier in the year…

….I knitted Bella by  Lene Holme Samsøe, from her book Essentially Feminine Knits -25 Must have Chic Designs. The original pattern calls for Hjertegarn Alpaca Silk but I made a substitution for something I had in my stash. The yarn I used, is Shilasdair Luxury 4ply Highland Inspirations. A cashmere, baby camel, angora and merino blend.Continue reading “Earlier in the year…”

Legato

Smooth and connected without breaks in the tones.   We all need something to whip up quickly when we need a gift for someone (especially this time of year), but as a hand knitter I always hesitate when considering my knitting for a gift if I don’t really know how it will be received. It isn’tContinue reading “Legato”

Autumn – Delicious Autumn

My very soul is wedded to it and if I were a bird I would fly around the earth seeking successive autumns. George Elliot. Is autumn not a beautiful season?  My favourite time of the year – until spring! Recently though we have slipped from the bright, crisp, colourful days of autumn where the lightContinue reading “Autumn – Delicious Autumn”