Sunday, 31 January 2016

Spinning Saturday (on Sunday, oops!)

The last Saturday of every odd month, I get a day away from home. I spend it in a scout hut in Chichester, spinning yarn. It's pretty much the only time I get to spin at the moment so I make the most of it.

This week I finally finished my beautiful pink baby alpaca. It's taken me over a year as I've spun it really fine and got about a lace weight 2 ply. Lush! It's about 592m and it's about 100g.



Now I've finally finished it, I can start something new! This is 100g of merino (in dark blue, dark green, teal and bright green), tussah silk and nylon. It's spinning up into a peacocky colour. Yum! I wonder how long this one will take me! I'm aiming for a three ply sock weight.


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

A Wonderful Wintery Walk

Today, on a whim and need to get Ollie out of the house, we drove up to Petersfield to walk round the lake. We could feed the ducks and play in the playground (and hopefully walk into town for caffeine).

Well, we had a brilliant afternoon. The lake was almost completely frozen over with quite thick ice! The ducks had to walk on the ice except for a tiny bit the sun had been shining on all day. Annoyingly I forgot my camera but got come nice photos on my phone. And, I got my walk into town for a sad little skinny, sugar free latte. I also found a lovely teapot I've had my eye on for ages, in the sale with a set of nice cups too!

Throwing ice at the ice!
I see you!
A LOT of coots!
Feeding the swans and ducks (and the coot legion)



Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

One of my New Years resolutions is to try to finish some projects before starting any more. I've already broken it (oops!) but here I am taking stock of the things I need to finish.

First up is Phill's quilt. It was a Christmas present but sadly I didn't get it finished in time. I about halfway through the quilting so nearly there!

Next is my temperature blanket. I'm recording the temperature for each day and then knitting a few rows in the colour I've chosen for that temperature. So far this year has been a bit green so since I took the picture, I've bought some another blue to try and get some more variation! The pattern is the 10 Stitch Blanket (Ravelry link).
Third is my cross stitch teal alpaca. I've only just started him but it's all the same colour so hopefully will be quite quick!
This is my Que Sera jumper. It's been on the go for a while now. At craft night we have jumper half hour where we knit together on our jumpers in an attempt to get them done! Eventually it will be black. The sleeves are done and the rest is knit as one piece.
Finally is my Clover Sock. I've actually done this pattern before but I did them a bit short so my mum claimed them. These ones are for me! It's a lovely pattern with cables and lace. So pretty! The yarn is Skein Queen But annoyingly I've lost the label.

So, just a few! But I need to get them done as I have lots lined up!