The cardigan I've been working on since late October is finally complete.
Friday, January 22, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
I just completed an itty bitty test knit for Heevis Miniatures.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
This sweater is coming together completely free to me. No supplies were purchased. It is made from little bits and bobs from my stash.
I started with the concept of the "Whatever" sweater pattern by "Julie Knits in Paris", which is knit in the round from the top down. When the body was complete I cut a steek down the centre front and added a button band since I find cardigans more wearable and useful.
It could be worn as is, but I plan a bit more work before I call this project finished. First I will be weaving Inkle bands to cover the edges of the steeks on the inside. When that is done I will be adding two pockets. Rather than the awkward horizontal openings so common to knits I plan to steek vertical openings.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
I was cautioned by an experienced spinner to do a plying experiment before committing my entire 4oz ply of Recycled Sari Silk to being plyed with the Blue Faced Leicester wool. She was concerned that the two very different fibres would react differently when the yarn was set -- the wool perhaps shrinking while the silk did not. That would, of course, end up with the silk creating loose loops like boucle.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
When I started spinning this recycled Sari silk I was prepared for a wretched experience. I don't like spinning lumpy preps and my past experiences with spinning recycled Sari silk blended with wool was torturous.