Saturday, 29 March 2014

Armed with needles...

This is week I was still fighting the flu bug armed with needles, here is the result.
Not too bad as it was done while I was under the fever effects.
This was fun and fast project and a free pattern on Ravelry.
Since I opted for a rolled rim I thought adding 5 rows making sure it would be deep enough for my big brain or what's left of it... lol
I like the way it turned out.
Few glass beads and voilĂ !!! Owl hat is born pain free.
Here is the link to the pattern.

Standing on my own snow bank... this is the view I got today...
Welcome spring time!!!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Flu go away!!!

I just finished the legwarmers last Thursday when I started to feel sick again... I wish it was spring here... -10c doesn't feel much like spring and at night  it's getting to a blistering -18c and with the wind it's in fact feeling -28c.  Even the maples are not giving any sap to start the sugar season yet :(

Anyways here are the legwarmers...they fits perfectly with the tights I've knitted  last winter... winter and flu could just take a vacation or simply just go away!!!  I wouldn't mind waiting till next winter to wear those.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

My fiber world been very quiet this week...

I didn't achieve much this week, between frogging and casting on and more frogging and more casting on, I finally found a legwarmer pattern  I like, I think it could provide enough warmth and still be feminine.
It is an easy knit with nice flowers on the ankle side, obviously I didn't have enough time to finish the first leg.  I'm using the magic loop it's looking good so far.
Maybe I'll have time to finish it next week...
This pattern is a free download on Ravelry,

Sunday, 9 March 2014

A prayer shawl/scarf

My sister been very sick... her lung capacity was down to 35%, she improved a little after a 3 months home rest up to 50%... she still can't walk or make any physical efforts, test after test they still don't know what is the cause.
The shawl is not fancy it is acrylic as she requested but I can't stand knitting acrylic so I opted to simple weave, she can wear it as shawl or fold on the length for scarf, It is washed and I still need to steam iron before delivery.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The last fleece from Ashford New Zealand...

White English Leicester from New Zealand, this was a gorgeous raw fleece... it was exported by Ashford, sadly they won't anymore.  I've kept this one for myself kind of a souvenir knowing I couldn't get more, I'm stretching it to the max by spinning fine.

Beautiful locks!!!

I've combed some and then used my hackle to dizz it...

And I've spinned...and spinned....

and plied for hours to make a 2 plies

just off the wheel...
800 yards of light fingering 17 wpi and very low twist so it is airy and soft with a nice sheen.  I got still enough to make another skein like this one and then it will be all gone and no way to get more. So this I should keep for myself and do a special project with.