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Archive for April, 2016

I knitted a scarf.

summit scarf.jpg

Summit scarf – pattern found here.

Close-up.

summit scarf2

It has been blocked, but it’s been so humid that it’s gone a bit curly again.

 

 

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I found some snails hanging out on the kitchen table.

snails one

I love how they have turned out.

snails2

One for Gorgeous Girl and one for her friend.

snails3

Purple is handspun. Pattern can be found here.

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Gorgeous Girl was invited to a birthday party a while ago. We raided the fabric stash to make the gift. Fabric was bought in South Africa, so it’s at least five years old.

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Eric Carle fabric.

pillowcase

Gifts weren’t opened at the party, so we have no idea if it was well received or not, but Gorgeous Girl and I liked it. It was actually hard to give this one away…

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I had some down time in the evenings when I was researching in Maryland, so I was able to get the handspun socks finished. This time they actually fit.

red handspun socks

Of course, not that I’m back in the land of eternal summer they are sitting unloved and unused in a drawer…red handspun socks2

This is a free toe-up sock pattern, details here.

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I made a little hat for one of Gorgeous Girl’s dollies. It used up the last of the yellow sock yarn, so a nice little stash buster.

slipstitch baby hat 1

There was just enough coloured yarn left to do a contrast row at the top of the hat.

slipstitch baby hat2

I used a smaller yarn than the pattern called for to make it smaller. Pattern can be found here. I’ll be making this again as it is a great way to use up small leftover bits of yarn.

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I’ve been working on this quilt for a while. I think it’s nearly done. I want add one more white border around, but I’m avoiding the maths I need to do in order to work out if I have enough fabric to do that.

VHCtop

I have a break from teaching coming up (mid-semester break) so perhaps I’ll have the energy to try it one evening after work (I still have to be in the office although there are no teaching classes).

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Yarn and fibre goodies

When I was in the USA I had one spare day in Los Angeles and I was thrilled to spend it with a very old friend that I haven’t seen for over 20 years.

Here we are having Mongolian Hotpot for lunch.

Hotpot

I discovered that she is a sometimes knitter and we visited a yarn store. This gorgeous yarn came home with me.

juniper moon yarn 1

I’m going to knit this up as a memento of a wonderful day out. I just need to find the perfect pattern to use with it.

After visiting the yarn store on the way to my friend’s house we took a walk around her neighbourhood where I amazed my friend by spotting a yarn store from a distance of over 500 yards. Of course we had to stop (OK, I had to stop) and this lovely fibre came home with me as well.

LA fibre

I’m really looking forward to spinning this up.

 

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