Monthly Archives: March 2012


Spinning Complete and ready for knitting in to something impressive, righto.

I am calling this Light fingering (sockish) and there are 535 yards. My science is never exact. With hindsight I wouldnt have combined the black but I’m sure knitting it up will bring out the other colours again.

 As I’m home alone next weekend I’m taking the opportunity to Cast something on with this, impatient to see what it come out like.

So, on to pattern choices. I think it needs to be seen all the effort it took.


On the list are 3S Shawl, Pimpelliese and Wingspan

However there are always Aestlight,  Medusa and Wast Side.

 What do you think?

All suggestions gratefully recieved.


Never far away

Couldnt not mention socks this month, at least once.

I have been a member of The Knit Love Club run by Socktopus since it started with the exception of 2011, which of course I regretted immediately I saw the patterns Alice had designed. So I’m back this year and will be trying the Sokkusu yarn for the first time.  However, I have to confess to not finishing off my 2010 socks so I aim to be good and do those first.

Top is the first  yarn for 2012s club, then we have A Verb for Keeping Warm which is for Crowley finally there is some Wollmeise for De Stijl.


You thought not finishing 2 pairs of club socks was bad, well. This is the yarn for the Knit Magazine Sock Club 2011. Some of it very nice indeed.  We have Skein Queen Entwist, Wollmeise, Yarn Yard Crannog (rare now), Sparkleduck Jenny, Hipknits Merino sock yarn and Rico Superba Poems.  

Plus, in the P-hop scrum in York I snaffled another Skein  of Skein Queen Entwist which was from this club. This is “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, I’m thinking I should read the book when this goes onto the needles.

 I think, even though a few of the colours arent what I’d choose which is surely the point of joining in these clubs, I will use all the yarn and knit all the patterns not necessarily as intended.

So onwards and upwards, I have 4 pairs of socks on the go at the moment. None of the above, yet!

Keeping Up

Spinning I promised and spinning I have been busy with. I have tried to do at least 20 mins each day, so the wheel has become a fixture in our Lounge.  After a few test runs with sample fibre. I ferreted in the cavernous cupboard and dug out some Yarn Yard Superwash BFL which I thought might be an easy option for a not very proficient spinner.

The plan worked.

This is the first attempt.

 Which I thought might ply with this. More Yarn Yard BFL.

 At least I thought until I saw how these colours were spinning out. 

 Back into the cupboard and I unearthed some Winghams Merino bought from Woolfest in 2009 (I think!). 

Whilst it will be a far better match its sooooooooooooooo boring to spin. One colour, those who know me will understand.

Hopefully they will get finished this weekend. Not quite sure what to put with the Turquoise yet. Wish I’d taken more notice to my chain plying teacher.