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

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