it’s been a long time…

I decided i should blog more about what i’ve been up to…so here goes. This of course is all knitting/spinning related so i can include lovely pictures of pretty things. The first picture is some wool i’ve spun lately. The orange and pink/purple are spun from corriedale tops, the green is from the big pile of Norfolk horn fleeces in my garage which i am slowly managing to wash and card.

merino/silk/alpaca I’ve also spun a lot of beautiful merino, and also a merino/alpaca/silk mix. Unfortunately I knitted them into hats which i gave away without photographing, so a pic of the pile of lovely fibres will have to do for now.

Knitting-wise i’ve been very busy making hats, jumpers, and all sorts of other things, but don’t have photos yet, so here are pics of what i’m working on at the moment…an almost finished sock from a lovely hand dyed yarn from and the very start of a lace scarf based on the knitty pattern Juno Regina in a silk yarn from Its the first time i’ve knitted proper lace (anything with more than a 4 row repeat) so i am a little scared i’ll make a i’m forcing myself to take plenty of breaks and won’t let myself work on it when i’m tired.

WIP sock

lace scarf - just started

In the pic above you can see the pretty stitch markers i made last week out of silver wire and some beads from my stash…much prettier than using loops of waste yarn as i normally do.

 I think i shall try and update this blog regularly with details of what i’m working on…if anything else it will stop me boring my friends with constant knitting talk!

I’m not a geek, but i play one on the internet

So, this site finally looks how i want it (albeit with no content yet). After reading in many places and a bit of experimentation, i realised the default wordpress theme is a hard-to-edit pos. So i found this one that looked nice and simple and plain and figured it would be easier. Well, it was easier to get my own banner on, but the php was rather suspect in places, and plain didn’t work in others. So i made some changes which shouldn’t have fixed it, but did. Idi, the Overlord of All Things Geek looked at it with me,  and together we have concluded that we’ve no idea why it works (it being the comments system). But it works. So, erm, yay, i guess. Content will be added forthwith.