I’m back. And I will try to be a better blogger.
Want to see something exciting?
When I saw my brother carrying this up the walk on Christmas day… well… I was so shocked and happy I cried.
Isn’t it beautiful?
The Ashford Traditional. Single treadle, Single drive, Scotch Tension. Thank you Barney and Heather! I’m in love.
Yes, I spent most of the holidays behind the wheel and I’m producing mostly even yarn. Peggy sent me all that wonderful fiber a few months ago and it’s finally seeing some use. Starting off I found the woolen preps easier to spin from so that’s what I did first- there was some deep brown Cotswold and some creamy Alpaca which became: DK weight 2-ply woolen spun. Which became:
I designed this hat based on a Binge colorwork pattern found in Traditional Scandinavian Knitting. I knit this on sz. 5 needles and it came out 20″ around. The double layer created by all the floats makes this a very cozy hat, and the alpaca has a nice halo.
Hoping everyone had wonderful holidays and a Happy New year!
There’s a wet sweater blocking behind me so next time another FO to share with you!