Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sock Yarn for a TeenOgre

A little while ago, Thing 1 asked me to spin some yarn up, and make him some socks. A few minutes later, I was able to pick myself up off the floor, having recovered from the shock of it all, and agreed to do it :P
I had a look through my stash, and there wasn't anything suitable for:

a) A TeenOgre
b) A TeenOgres feet

So I put a shout out on Twitter  about it, and the lovely and most awesome Spinner Lady, Katie came to my rescue :) She sent me some BFL/Ramie tops, and I was good to go.
First of all I decided to spin it up un-dyed... then quickly realised that was a bad idea... so I dyed it up... (picture above)
It was lovely to dye, and spin, and I had a great plan to get it to self stripe. I weighed and measured and all that gubbins, was confident in my consistency etc... but it didn't self stripe all the way through  :P
It started well... !!!!! onto the knitting. 
It'll be interesting to watch it grow, at least >.<

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hayley Cowl

This design is something I have been working on for a couple of months now, and I finished it at KnitClub last Thursday... am pretty chuffed with it too :)
It's knit in the round,with 115g of Memerino and edged in the handspun pictured above :)
The edging is an i-cord bind-off, which gives a lovely roll to it, which mirrors the stitch pattern.

You start with a provisional cast on, work the main body part which consists of four pattern repeats... Then you change to your edging yarn, and work up to an i-cord bind off. Then you go back, undo the provisional cast on and work up to another i-cord bind off in the edging yarn.

I have every intention of writing the pattern up... honest!!