Archive | Knitting


Knitting in public


Today was World Wide Knitting in Public day. It was also my usual day for spending a couple of hours at the Heritage Centre manning the shop. I usually take my wheel with me to while away the time, but it seemed appropriate to take my knitting today. I also broadcast on the local Facebook […]

Catching up


Well, here we are – it’s March – and I’ve not blogged for ages. So here’s a quick catch up. I’ve been spinning some fibre on the Traveller that I blended a while back, both hackling it and drumcarding it. I’m going to ply it with some of my Shetland yarn to get a nice […]

Spinning day


Norma and Jennifer joined me at spinning today, Norma bringing her wheel and Jennifer her knitting. Jennifer’s designed a waistcoat where various sized squares of many colours are knitted, then crocheted together. It’ll be interesting to see how it develops. Jennifer brought some knitting that she’d done over Christmas, and Norma and I both admired […]

Knitting into the New Year


Well, 2016 has started the way that 2015 ended. Wet and windy. I finally finished my replacement fingerless mitten a few weeks ago, and it has already proved its worth, the restored pair keeping my hands warm through this cold weather. I’ve started knitting a second pair. The Shawl has certainly come up to expectations […]

A beautiful day


Well, today was definitely a day to be outside. I cleared about two-thirds of the area I’d intended to before I ran out of steam. But the promised photos are really bad, so I won’t share them with you. A friend very kindly gave me a pack of Woosheeps gradient yarn – in purple. Now […]

A Beautiful Morning


It’s a lovely day out there at the moment. The sun is shining and there’s very little wind. I took Barnaby’s rug off this morning so that he can have a good roll in the mud! I think it’s a morning for bushwacking some weeds and clearing an area for tree-planting. I’ll take some before […]

This ‘n’ that


Well, the sheep have settled into their new routines. Dotty still expects to eat her food out of the bucket, but that’s easier now there’s not a full-grown ewe trying to get her head into the bucket as well. The moorit Shetland still comes across to the fence to be fed there, but that’s more […]

Dusting off the cobwebs…


… from my metaphorical blogging keyboard. Last time I blogged was just before the Show (that long ago!). The evening before the show, I dutifully entered my modest haul of knitting and spinning and also entered Jennifer’s more ambitious pile, as she was away at the time. Then, first thing  on the Friday morning, we […]

Show Time!


It’s been far too long since I wrote anything, and this is just a brief reappearance for now, because… It’s the Sanday Show tomorrow! Sheep have been chosen, the dog has been brushed – again and again (she’s moulting!) and Barnaby (the horse) has been tidied up ready for the show. The Shawl you ask? […]

More Shawl Progress


After the hiccup last week of having to tink a couple of peaks, I set off in a forward direction again (being more particular about checking my yarn-overs) and, thanks to two hours at the Heritage centre and an hour’s keyholding at the swimming pool yesterday, I’ve now only seven peaks to go. Then I […]