Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Knitting

A fat silk single knitted into a Mobius. Hand dyed merino rovings , then spun into a single . I Chain plied it to keep the lovely colours together, I used a Cat Bordhi's method of casting on from the centre and knitting both sides at the same time  . Not really but it feels like that 😊

Monday, December 18, 2017

Shawl


I Have nearly finished this shawl . I have the hardest part to go , Picking up around 700 stitches for the boarders . I brought the sock yarn used in the shawl from Love Knitting




 my first colour choice 
 second choice 
looks great , I think 
Miss Grace Shawl

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Socks

Having hair coloured and then we are going to visit IKEA, I need some of there plastic bags. Finished the yellow/orange pink socks last night while enjoying the lovely Lindt Chocolates that the lovely Hang Chau gave me on Sunday.

More sock knitting, perhaps this pair will go onto the Platform Gallery. I put two pairs of these orange / pink socks into the Gallery and one pair has already sold 

Friday, December 15, 2017

A Sock blank

I gave one of my striped sock blanks to my friend Helen to knit up so I can see how it will work for socks . I think it looks amazing

Diy sock blanks

I have wanted to try dyeing sock blanks but they work out quite expensive if I want to sell them on after dyeing . I brought a 42 needle round knitting machine from Lincraft last time I was in Adelaide.
I used my normal sock undyed merino and polyamide  and used two thread at a time well its a bit of work but well worth it once the blank is knitted , dyed washed and wound

I took a bit of practice to get the machine to not drop a stitch but then I realized for the blank it didn't matter at all. 😺 






Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas tree

Tonight is the Christmas dinner for Quilting. We are traveling around 40 km to Quorn .( In the Flinders Rangers) for the meal by bus this year . Just for something different. Amongst other things we assessments make a table decoration. Here is my effect. It would have been cheaper to buy something but it is supposed to be hand made .
We are getting someone else's table centre . It will be interesting to see what I get.:-)

Etsy Shop open

After a lot of thinking and playing with dyeing I have opened my Etsy shop here is the link . I have decided to give a bonus to the first person to buy something from my shop but its only from here so in your comment write AugustaCrafter 2017 . I love how the dyeing went but the photographing is hard to get the colours to show.

Augusta Crafter Etsy Shop





Arrow Shawl

I brought some lovely yarn from a Spotlight store near were one of our son's and his family live. Our granddaughter Kate helped choose which coloured one to buy. The pattern is from Ravelry
and is for hand spun yarn so I will have to try that next
Boom Shawl

Friday, March 24, 2017

Yarn Dyeing

 I spent every spare moment dyeing this past week, now I need to sell some to be able to make more lovely coloured yarn and fibre for spi...