30 August 2013

Minty Fresh Lace and two new projects

Happy Fibre Arts Friday! Sorry I missed posting last Friday, I was running from pillar to post and by the time I thought about it it was late and I hadn't taken any photos. Anyway, I've got a few things to show you this week.

I have been playing with my mini combs, these are the fibre nests I made with baby wool and alpaca, both dyed some time ago.
These nests were so easy to spin, I was able to get a lace weight with ease. I love hand combed tops!

I started on two new projects this week, yes I know, I should really work on my WIPs but it's more exciting starting new ones!

The first one is Tric by ├ůsa Tricos, this is the adult version of the little Trici jacket I was making for my goddaughter. I run out of yarn on the Trici and my friend is trying to get more of the same yarn, so in the meantime I cast on for the adult version for her.
The yarn is the Bendigo Woollen Mill's Murano with long colour repeats. Sorry about the picture, I missed the daylight again so I had to cope with the terrible indoor lighting. The most tricky part of the pattern is the beginning where you start with one half of the collar band then work your way back to knit in the opposite direction for the other half of the collar band, then you start working on the back, and pick up to work down on one front side and followed by the other, and simultaneously working on the sleeve caps too... phew! just talking about it makes me dizzy, I'm about half way through the sleeve caps which means the complications are almost over!

The second project I started is the Rosemary Cardigan by Cassie Castillo, I'm using Country Silk by Cleckheaton which has been in my stash for a couple of years. The needles are square which should be interesting, I've never used square one before. This project is a treat for myself, but I suspect it will take a while as other projects will no doubt take precedence, but I'm in no hurry :)
Now what have you been up to this week?

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6 comments:

  1. I got dizzy from the description of how you must do the adult Trici jacket! You knitters amaze me! :)
    Love the color of the Country Silk!

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  2. Love the saying "pillar to post", so vivid :-) The blue yarn looks wonderfully delicious! Would love to know how you like the square needles as you work on the sweater.

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  3. Wow! I love the first picture...they just look so soft and yummy...like cotton candy....and the yarn is so gorgeous!

    I looked up the Tric...love that design!!!!! It's going to be beautiful!

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  4. Oh....love your blue fiber nests.....your yarn looks yummy! Checked out your link to Tric and just had to fav it. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Look at those knitting projects! beautiful! I love the blues you have combed up. Spinning lighter weight is always nice with prepped fiber like you are making.

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