I have been busy! Phew…I am still busy but I like it that way
I was asked to do a custom order for a Double Interchangeable Needle Organiser using some gorgeous gorgeous William Morris inspired fabric…I have bought lots of this cotton craft fabric as I love it so much!
and also a Bigger Big Bobble Clutch bag which is to be used as a posh project bag..
I ‘fussy cut’ the fabric as my client imagined the bag would look good with the 2 birds central to the clutch. I matched that fabric twice so it would look the same on the back and the front, and also the 2 ends were placed with care…
I am particularly proud of the join on the base of the bag
I’m waiting to hear whether it has been delivered or not…
In the meantime I have been doing a bit of spinning
I bought myself a kit to make myself a Maudrigal Scarf using this beautifully dyed Polwarth fibre, all the way from New Zealand
I am so delighted with how this has turned out, I don’t usually go for barber pole yarn but this whole design just clicked for me.
The yarn was fractally spun, one half on one bobbin and the other half was split again and that 1/4 was spun on the other bobbin, followed by the last 1/4 which was split in two again. The resulting singles were then plied together, soaked, squeezed and snapped
Gorgeous to spin and a delicious bouncy DK yarn when dry!
and of course I couldn’t wait to start knitting
such a pretty beaded cast on and I love how the colours have separated when knitting the lace entrelac blocks…oh how I want to knit the next row and the next to see what the colours decide to do..
Before I started on the Maudrigal project, I was knitting an Atalanta sideways Scarf using a skein of my precious Wollemeise yarn..
isn’t it gorgeous? the edging takes a little while to get into but now I just love doing it, I loikes a bit of a fiddle with me knitting you know..
Anyway, I trod on and broke one of my needle tips so it has been put on hold, just until I find the time to screw on the new tip which came yesterday
Then of course there is the news about my new luxury fibre club, seems like everyone is really pleased with their parcels but I’ll tell you about that another time because I daren’t show you my photos until I’m sure that everyone has received them..