Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Festive Cheer

 As you know I love colour and at this time of the year it seems to me the perfect opportunity to spin a blended batt of glitter and sparkle!

My bobbins ready to ply, it is only a small amount but I will make it go a long way by using it a little at a time in my Saori weaving projects.

This week I have cast on with my DPN and am knitting a pair of Christmas socks- these will be a little treat for myself! -after knitting and weaving for my craft show, my stockists on the island and orders completed, it's good to just play at what I love

I'm enjoying the simplicity and rhythm of  knitting in a round, I'm using self patterning yarn and a mix of stocking and rib stitches. It's good to go back to basics, settle down and work on something that allows my mind to drift and  be creative while keeping my fingers active and useful making a practical wearable pair of socks for snuggling in front of the fire at Christmas.
Like most of you I have a long list of things to do before Christmas so I'm grabbing moments of "woolly makes" whenever I can.
 Our Christmas Crafts at Quarr Abbey was another wonderful week, thank you to all who popped in to see us. My work sold very well and  lots of my knitting and weaving pieces found new homes. It was very pleasing to see that Skipper's wood turning items sold well too.
So while I knit; I have many new ideas popping into my head as well as considering carefully and developing long term plans for SWH and Wrightturned  I will be making announcements at the beginning of 2015.
Next year there will be plenty Spinning, Weaving and Handknits to talk to you about and we plan to do a lot more sailing  than we managed this year!   
Thank you to my readers out there in blogland, wherever you are in the world it is so lovely to be able to share with you my woolly adventures and my sailing days out on the water. I hope you find something of interest in my posts.
I wish you a very Happy Christmas time and all Good Wishes for a wonderful New Year
love Sue



Monday, 17 November 2014

Our Christmas Show

I'm really excited to be doing our "Christmas Crafts at Quarr Abbey" this week. It has become an annual event I share with my sister and friends.
Please pop over to Jude's blog where she has written a lovely post telling you more about each maker.
and click on the link to Quarr Abbey here
 Since we sold our little yacht this year Skipper has been able to find a little more time to get some lovely wood turned items made so he is joining us with a small selection of his work too!
We have all been very busy preparing and making lots of wonderful new items. It is such a lovely venue so I'm looking forward to displaying my new weaving. I shall have plenty of hand woven and knitted accessories to purchase along with home ware, knitting kits and hand spun yarn. I will be demonstrating spinning yarn on my wheel and as always have my knitting needles to hand.
If you are on the island it would be lovely to see you.  My on line shop will be closed while I'm at the show, but I will be adding new stock for December so please pop over to folksy by using the link on the right or click on the folksy button.