Saturday, May 28, 2016

Regina Marie II

Done with the second shawlette. The size is good. It's nice and soft.
I bet my blocking technic is not right but it almost worked. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Autumn runner waste

A weaving project is considered truly finished only with a loom waste dishcloth knitted.
This time I had two loom wastes - long from back beam and short from front beam.
I've knitted two dishcloths from the short threads only, which are not more than 6 inches each.
Long ones are saved for later...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Autumn runner

I am done with my Autumn runner for which I used every colour of my 5/2 cotton stash but one.
I called it Autumn runner but it also reminds me of bougainvillea. All I want to say is I love rep weave and I seem to have a nice set of stash.
Finished size is 34 x 175 cm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Regina Marie shawl II

Last Sunday I finished my Regina Marie shawlette. Nothing to show. I should have used either different yarn or needles. In any case the shawl is unwearable because of its size. It is cute, soft and... tiny.
I haven't frogged it yet, just put aside with the rest of sock yarn. 
Yesterday i cast on a new one from a real lace yarn - KnitPicks Shimmer in Buttercream colour. Hopefully, I will have my shawl after all... in summer. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Brown cotton

I added 8 more grams to my cotton collection. 
I thought that light brown cotton would become brown after boiling but it turned out more khaki than brown. Anyway, I love cotton, easy-to-spin one spins like a dream.  
Next in my sample pack is carded SuPima.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Today I feel like an unfortunate child of a poor victorian family.
Plying pima cotton spun onto skewers using a pastry-box lazy-kate on a newly concocted spindle made of a jumbo wooden beed and a two-pointed needle. 
Pima cotton was a part of a CottonClouds kit. It was my first attempt in carding. I spun singles too thin so to get something similar to 8/2 thickness I decided to 3-ply them.