Monday, 20 August 2012

Latest Projects

The project above is intended to be lightly felted so the slipper socks can be worn over my normal thin ones when demonstrating, weaving or spinning at home in colder weather. The yarn was spun from alpaca,wool and nylon tops bought at Woolfest and I am hopeful that I will be able to wear this mix as a garment without my skin being irritated. I am knitting to illustrate an article I have been asked to write about dyeing for socks and it was great to have two less bulky projects to take with me on holiday. Well, actually we were dog sitting while our son and new daughter in law went to Florida.
The next socks are merino and nylon, dyed to create self striping yarn, again to be worn as over socks, but created to illustrate the article.
The next two weeks are going to be quite busy, eye test on Thursday, manicure on Friday - a first for me - meal next Thursday evening, pre Friday's wedding. Our eldest son is getting married, so we will have another new daughter-in-law by the end of the month. Exciting times!