Friday, September 24, 2010

Spinning and Knitting

This is some lovely BFL fibre which Freyalynn custom dyed for me. It is called Cottage Rose Pink and I have 200g. I started spinning it yesterday - so WIP photos to follow.

These are a pair of mittens for me. I used 100% Alpaca DK and an ancient Patons pattern.
Finally - my latest completed spinning. I spun 2 bobbins of undyed Shetland fibre and plied them together to get 125g of sock weight yarn. Its my finest and most even spinning yet on my wheel. Its my 1st wheelaversary so I'm quite pleased with my progress. I dont know how long the yarn is because i forgot to measure it before I made it into a cake (blush) It is very, very soft and completely different from commercial Shetland yarn.

Monday, September 13, 2010

'All Clear' and some knitting

Phew - I have been to the hospital today and my kidneys now have the 'All Clear' No more stones, all troublesome lumps removed and benign, kidneys working perfectly. No more surgery in the foreseeable future.
I am gradually getting my strength back and am feeling much better. My mood is lifting too and I feel almost back to normal, normal as I get : )

The relief is almost over-whelming!!!
These are some 'Mother & Daughter' mittens I made for DD1 and Grand-daughter. I made the big mittens and half a baby one and ran out of yarn. Fortunately my good friend Stasher had some left over from some socks she had made, so I was able to finish them. Thanks Stasher XXXX