Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Little More Stash

Whenever I take a ferry across to the Mainland I'm always on the lookout for a few more balls of wool to"add to my stash".

As I love to design and create my hand knitting and hand weaving using combinations of colour and yarn types, I enjoy shopping around for odd balls of wool which have interesting colours or textures so as I can knit or weave them with other yarns to produce unique cushions, bags, table runners, throws and small rugs.

My hats, scarves, warmers and socks are always colourful and individual as well as being soft and practical.

This newly acquired selection of yarn was sourced from various outlets and I'm just itching to get started on it!

I want to use some of the chunky yarn for a new hand woven scarf, but with Christmas a few days away now I'm rather busy with all the festive preparations around the home for a family Christmas, so my loom is stored away for a little while.

I can however get my knitting needles cast on... now what shall I make?

Thank you for reading my blog and for all your lovely comments and custom

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Award Time!

We attended our sailing club's Annual Dinner and Prize Giving evening at the end of November.I'm happy to report we were awarded this lovely tankard for winning the Mirror dinghy race from

"The Folly to Newport Quay" on the day of the River Fest (I blogged about the race back in May).

This time of year is Cast On rather than Cast Off for me. While our boats are tucked up for the winter months I find more time to get knitting, spinning and weaving.

I'm looking forward to setting up my loom and weaving some new ideas I have been developing. I want to try some more experimental pieces such as a wall hanging, I'll blog about it as I create if it works!

My knitting is always on the go, but again I want to try different ideas and design more items to offer as "projects to knit"

Spinning yarn is so satisfying and it's great snuggled up on a cold day spinning on my wheel making yarn, it certainly keeps me warm!

Thanks to all who came to "Christmas Crafts At Quarr" we had a lovely busy week!