We have fun. We love fleece and we love yarn and it is always good to see what people are doing. Peter tried on the woven wrap Jack had made. It has a central piece and then a scarf piece attached in a contrasting colour and looks really good. Alexis produced some beautiful squishy wool from her own dyed colourway. The colours are lovely. Sheila decided to dye some Border Leicester with food colour and the result was eye-popping colour . What you can’t see is the sheen on the fleece. Maria is knitting another one piece baby jumper because it is a good go anywhere project and the lovely apricot would be so nice for a baby. Anne is delighted with how her rare breeds yarn is spinning up and then knitting so she has got to work on her vest. It looks great.
We had some lovely naturally dyed yarn to show off this week and the colours were so nice. Natural colours just mix together. It doesn’t matter what the colours are. Nature has this way of toning colours in with each other. Top left is Cathy’s Tasmanian Blue Gum (Silver Dollar) wool batt which she got from Alexis plied with Border Leicester X. She’ll be using that in her blanket. Bottom left is Erica’s commercial wool dyed with onion skins. The rich burnt orange colour always attracts attention. To the right is Alexis’ Tansmanian Blue Gum dyed wool bats which she has spun and is knitting into top down , heelless , spiral socks. The colour and pattern are very effective and the socks are thick but soft. They look lovely. The only shaping is in the toes. There is a nice, free, heelless sock pattern from Paton’s if you are interested.
Sometimes it is good to look back at all the creativity , colour and class and just celebrate. This is a section of some of the things we have made recently.
We like colour and we are not afraid of colourful. Marjorie loves to play with colour and oddments and always comes up with something original. This is someone who can alter patterns and create demanding classics when she wants to. Marjorie will then decide that a bit of colour and fun is what is needed. She crocheted a long tail beanie but she has knitted a band on so that you get a rainbow effect and then added a little bit of commerical yarn to create texture with her home spun wool. Great and fun way to use oddments . Wendy wanted to learned how to Navajo ply on her electric spinning wheel. Alexis got her started and then Wendy went ahead and produced a lovely , squishy ball of autumn colours which the Navajo plying has done justice to. Janette was at Goolwa , on the coast , and found a lady who dyes commercial socks into very cheerful, bright socks which would lighten any winter’s day and keep your feet lovely and warm. Colour is everything.