I have been busy, so busy that blogging has taken a back seat (in case you hadn’t noticed!)
This is what I’ve been up to:
Blocking in progress, closely followed by sewing up to produce this:
(Oh God! I really need to diet).
close up of pointed sleeve:
Yes! Rock Star is finally finished. I can’t remember when I started it but I’m so glad it’s done and that this time it actually fits, it will be worn a lot and I’m considering another one in a different colour.
The great cushion marathon continues:
Sari silk, circle based on Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Pi calculations.
Stash DK yarn (left over from a sweater I made for OH) – pattern made up as I went along.
Based on Log Cabin Knitting in the Mason-Dixon book.
Adapted from the piano stool cover, also in Mason-Dixon.
and I’ve also managed a bit of spinning and dyeing:
Top is Grey faced Dartmoor, natural and dyed with walnut shells; the rest is just odd bits of merino and some hand-dyed wensleydale that I found lurking in a drawer, originally bought for the ”Great Felted Bag” venture some 18 months ago which was a an ill-conceived attempt at world domination and untold wealth through the creation of unique felted bags – trouble is, I kind of got side-tracked so it never really happened. The only two bags that actually got made are still in the cupboard somewhere because I liked them so much I didn’t want to part with them! I don’t think I’ve got what it takes to be a felting entrepreneur.
The next thing to be completed will be the Sunrise Circle jacket , which has been on the back burner for a while, and some fingerless gloves, requested by Bethany. Oh yes! and a neck warmer for Lucy which I promised her over a year ago, then there’s the vintage tie that I started for OH and the second Jaywalker sock, the Elvis wig plus some ideas for a felted bag and………… and………………….. and……………………….
Y’see, I haven’t really got time for all this blogging lark, let alone housework and cooking and all the other stuff that eats into knitting/spinning time. Please can someone teach me how to knit in my sleep? Please?