Some time ago I did a little barter with Local and Bespoke …. some raw alpaca fleece, for a small hank of her hand dyed (Eucalyptus) Alpaca that she hand spun.
And at long last I have a lovely circular/ infinity, cowl /collar to show for it, I was going to knit on circular needles but I got distracted by loom knitting. So easy and with the fine ply it has come out quite lacy and light but warm. Thanks M
I have knitted a lovely circular scarf from hand spun Alpaca so soft but very cream
On my travels around Beechmont there is one Euc that has been cut down but keeps on re shooting so I have collected them in hope of colour…..
I slipped these beautiful leaves inside the scarf and decided to collect some windfalls from my own yard ( I did not take any photos of them ) and bundle the lot up and too my utter amazement it was on of my little windfalls that was my Surprise !!!
Well it has become a little addictive … so quick and easy. I have decided to do a demonstration of arm kitting at my stall at Arts in the Olives in May. Here are the latest additions both are two strands one being Baby Alpaca and the other a mixed media yarn.
black and silver
loopy and light
loopy and light
mixed media yarn
It is funny what comes of having a blog it is a little like a garage sale ( or yard sale ) people buy the things that you least likely expect …… I get more hits on arm knitting ( more like hands for me ) than anything else ! It is a skill I picked up a while back now and have decided to re invest my interest as I have discovered heaps of yarn/ wool in my New Year house tidy/organization . Good excuse to get theses hands working again and it is sooooo quick ….
see no needle
same idea different yarn(sari silk)
I I intend to felt these scarves they are 3 stands one of them being 100% wool that will shrink … I hope enough to make a difference and change the look/ texture and all going well the will be added to my etsy store
I made my favorite Christmas cake yesterday a much loved recipe from a great Australian cook Belinda Jeffery the link to the recipe is here cake recipe so easy and tasty no fuss. Which is wear I am at my body has just told me to take a break … I have shingles . So it will all have to wait…. Christmas is low key ( off camping for 5 days )
I have cast on some knitting…. 5 ply Eucalyptus dyed wool and that might be it for me for a while, although the dye pot will have to go camping too .
Wool blanket from India Flint work shop have been stitching.. as is my desire it will be table runner
Joy and good wishes for the season……………
I am a fringe dweller as far as knitting is concerned …. but I could not help myself when I found a local ( Australian woolen mill ) Bendigo Woolen Mills So much of our yarn comes from over the seas. I am more interested in dyeing the wool than knitting it! I have stashed some fennel tops, carrot tops and coreopsis flowers in abundance, just have to mordant the yarn.
I am on the organizing committee for a local festival aptly named ” Zest Fest ” (all our citrus is ripe now ) we show case all things local and give our little community a main street for a day. Beechmont does not have a shop front, no convince store. Its a 20 k drive to the nearest shops. This will be my last market for a while …. and my order for recycled Sari Ribbon ( along with silk and mordants ) arrived in time and it is being knitted into necklaces.
I also ordered some felters gauze a very loosely woven cotton muslin that I have sandwich with wool roving and embellished with some locally spun wool. I have a big day of rolling in front of me, think it will be a foot job !!
We were busy beavers stitching and crocheting all the rugs together at Bec’s the other day in readiness for the Knit Bomb
So if you are around on the 23rd June the unveiling will be on in Dougherty Park Mt Tamborine
Following is some snap shots of our meeting last week…
This knitting has really appealed to me we are covering a couple of Rocks with knitting …. random just like me
Oh what fun …. Bec has really started something here, her little studio was packed to the rafters.
We all signed up and are busily knitting squares to make a very big rug to go over a shelter shed !
See Bec’s web page on my blog roll for more info….