Liz | April 30, 2014
I don’t have a picture today of half my experiment which was to wash some of my black fleece before spinning it, I have been dreading this as perfectly good fluff could turn into toy stuffing or worse if you don’t get it right. Well, I think I needed a bit more work on the […]
Liz | April 23, 2014
So, my first “hank” it’s short, it’s not even, it has issues, but this was made from my first go on a spindle and my first go on a wheel, so frankly the fact it made anything is pretty much a an A* it’s about 11yds long, but hey,better than spit in your eye
Liz | April 12, 2014
Having been away from my blanket knitting, it’s hard to get back into a routine where it’d an hour plus per row, that’s without furry interruptions, drinking tea or bio breaks.. So frankly it’s hard to do for a long period of time, and almost like any exercise when you’ve had a break from it, […]
Liz | April 11, 2014
So, ex hubby dropped round, so I managed to persuade him to put his jumper on and let me take a photo..MIT does look better on than flat, I should point out the neck is deliberately large and floppy looking, he doesn’t like things against his neck. I’m glad to say he says he likes […]
Liz | April 9, 2014
So. I apologise for the hideous photos, but Meet my spinning wheel, and my first spinning on it, I did cheat and span the wheel by hand and then inched out more fluff rpt, but, small steps at a time… So.. Now I just need 80 ton of fleeces to spin….
Liz | April 8, 2014
Ripping complete! Haven’t completed the whole return row, but have at least started the right colour and got to one end… I did count religiously as I went, so there should be no stitches missing, and, to cap that life line removed!!
Liz | April 7, 2014
Words cannot put how crappy I’m feeling ripping back on my blanket. The quilted stitches make it much harder to rip, and here you can see how this is going, as quilting stitches only happens every other row, the non quilted row rips back tidy, but ripping back around 10,000 stitches is hard when it […]
Liz | April 6, 2014
So, I’m going to rip back to the correct colour, but before I did I thought I would try and take a photo if it all flat, as that’s the one thing none of us have ever seen. So here it is, all 90″ of it.. I apologise for a seriously bad photo, but to […]
Liz | April 6, 2014
Now it’s done. I hate the way the sleeves are, it looks a bit better on, but they look horrid like this I’m really disappointed.