Tuesday, 29 April 2008


Wonderwool was great, really enjoyed ourselves. As always, there is so much wonderful work and covetable yarn on display, but I managed to sell more than I bought, just about.

The stall gave me a headache, its a difficult space to fill with those white walls, but it looked like this in the end.

Did some spinning whilst I was there, and came back with 800g of the most gorgeous handspun gotland by Freyalyn, I intend to make something really wonderful with it, just not sure what yet.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Cunningly mismatched socks

Made these on the Autoknitter this morning, and for some reason, even though I used identical weights, method etc, the tension went off and I have vastly different patterning on these. Mildly annoying, still, I'm sure they will appeal to someone and as they are a child size being a bit skewiff will probably be a bonus.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Pineapple Regency Reticule

I've been mildly fixated by a silk reticule shaped like a pineapple that is at the Kyoto institute recently, even found a version of the pattern in an early pattern book, but havent had a chance to sit and wrestle with the terminology of the Recency notation, so this is a stopgap variation just to satisfy my desire for a purse shaped like a pineapple. It needs beadwork adding to evoke the diamond shaped pattern of the pineapple body, but I like it so far. Its in pure silk and was lovely to work on, body stockinette, tops in crochet.