Saturday, 19 January 2013

Stonehenge Sunset

Over the Christmas break (seems an age ago now!) I was able to finish off a few yarns from the batch of dyeing I had done in November.
Here is 'Stonehenge Sunset' a two ply in blue faced Leicester wool.  Spun and plied entirely on the Louet S10; it is interesting to see that the resulting yarns spun on the S10 have a different feel to them from those spun on my Westbury wheel.  
I also spun up cream and yellow into 'Honeycomb twist'  On the day that I photographed this the light was terrible, but I kind of like the dark background.
On the knitting front I finished more fingerless gloves.  One pair using up the lovely Siren 4 ply called Sule Skerry from Solstice Yarns on Etsy.  
A second pair were knitted up from my own hand spun yarn 

I have reached the border on the Ashton Shawl, the actual body of the shawl does have some errors - but never mind.  I had hoped to have the shawl finished over Christmas - but it wasn't to be.  Each row takes some time to complete and needs concentration so I am not sure when it will be finished. 
I also discovered this online yarn shop in Suffolk-with some lovely yarns, I treated myself to a couple of skeins of the lovely soft Mirsol Tuhu and a ball of Schoppel Woole Zauberball for a crochet shawl (got to finish the Ashton first!)