Friday, March 20, 2009

Lace knit pidge and wristwarmers





I just realised I didn't post pictures of the lace pidge and wristwarmer set I knit for my friend for Christmas. I used Rowan Tapestry, a yarn made from wool and soy. I used some mother-of-pearl buttons with an engraved pattern to do up the pidge, or neck warmer

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Noro Stripey Socks


DSCN5254, originally uploaded by gabriellestanley.

I just finished this pair of Noro Stripey Socks following the pattern from The Needle and the Damage Done:
http://flashbangfibers.blogspot.com/2008/11/noro-stripey-socks.html

I used one ball of the Noro Kureyon Sock yarn, split into two and knit the stripes from the half balls.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Dyeing silk yarn


I dyed some Debbie Bliss Pure Silk yarn over the weekend. I used Pebeo QuickColor in turquoise with dark blue, and a little green & yellow. I saw a demonstration of using this dye for yarn the previous weekend at the Unravel festival at Farnham Maltings.


It didn't come out with the different colours as distinct as I would have liked, but I'm happy enough with the result to use it. I'll probably make a shawl.