Some new fabric –nani iro linen gauze– I love rolling up fabrics and tying them with string.
A new hat in swans island worsted for a toddler. Finally used the pom pom maker I bought before Christmas – didn’t know what I was missing!
Hope you are having a lovely week!
Playing around with some wool roving. I’m dreaming of a cowl. Chunky but light and airy.
Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Bootees from The Opinionated Knitter knit with wool roving held double on 6 mm needles. Big plump garter stitches tossed into the dryer to create felted booties. I love the result – but the fulling hides one of my favorite features of the booties, the way the garter stitch goes in different directions on the cuff. Must knit another pair.
EZ’s baby booties pattern in some wool from my weaving stash. I have to wind more off the cone so I can continue knitting with two strands.
I also started a Christmas stocking inspired by a collection of white stockings in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living. All white, knit and sewn. The knit version has a generous garter stitch cuff followed by plain stockinette stitch in a beaded and sequined yarn. I’m usually not a fan of beaded yarns, but Martha makes them look so elegant and festive in the photo. I’d love to have a collection of all white stockings to hang up this year…
Liberty of London squares – I’m starting my first quilt!
Barn Coat Hat in wool to match this coat.
A simple hat but made of beautiful materials. Soft, organic wool from Swans Island Yarns. Even though the hat is really soft, I’d like to add a lining for extra warmth. My attempts at sewing one to the hat have been unsuccessful. I set up Fiber Hacker – a site to get help with all things fiber related – knitting, sewing, weaving….. Please visit if you have any thoughts on lining a hand knit hat.