Thursday, August 13, 2015

Finishes

Since the Tour de Fleece I have been doing other things than spinning (cleaning my house was probably the best!).


I knit a cowl with yarn I spun from rolags (more photos on an older post here).


The pattern is from the Craftsy class Innovative Openwork Scarves. The class was good, and this was a fun, quick project to make.


Another cowl with yarn I dyed and spun during TdF. The pattern is a free pattern on Knitty called Dragon's Breath by Nim Teasdale. It is a lovely, easy pattern.


This is the first thing I have knitted with lace weight yarn that I spun, and I was so thrilled with the results. I have only started spinning such fine yarn recently when I bought a new spinning wheel - I think it is because it is a double drive, and has a more gentle pull than a Scotch tension wheel.


I also finished a pair of socks with yarn from Tanis Fiber Arts Year in Colour Club. This is the May colour called Willow. The yarn is so nice - her yarn is my favourite commercial yarn.


The pattern is Jaden Socks.

I have been sewing, but for a change it is practical sewing.


A pair of pyjama shorts for my son.


A little bag. The pattern is Bendy Bag by Lazy Girl Designs.


It makes a nice project bag (hand dyed and spun socks I am knitting).


I won a couple of prizes during Tour de Fleece and they came this week - from Fibre Detours (a Canadian online store) - where I buy my fibre for spinning (my new spinning wheel comes from there too). The owner, Samantha is so nice!

 It wouldn't be a summer post without pictures of my garden - I love gardening!

view from my bedroom window
looking down from the bedroom window - love this view!

flowers in the vegetable garden
tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers



One of the lilacs is blooming again, on this years growth - I have never seen this before.

I also want to mention how well two of my nieces (my twin brother's twin daughters) have done at the Western Canada Games - way to go Maddy and Emma! Cute article here.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!♥︎

2 comments:

Raewyn said...

Gosh the time spent in the garden is really paying off, it all looks so beautiful! Gorgeous finishes too, you have been really busy and productive :-) It's so cool to see the things you have knitted from yarn you have spun!

zenuwpees said...

Toutes des belle foto's