Hello from a blooming Cheshire Plain! This episode I share a little industrial heritage, show my maths geek credentials and ponder travel plans.
Some of the other course delegates
What’s on my wheel and needles: The Picperfec fibre continues apace, I think it’s time to “swatch ply” to see how thick the finished yarn will be. The sock yarn blanket is also growing nicely and this weekend I’ve completed a Moebius (Möbius?) cowl in Rowan Felted Tweed and Rowan Kidsilk Haze at the worshop. Something I really like: Making travel plans! Any suggestions for the South Western states of the USA?
Upcoming Events: Wonderwool Wales at Builth Wells, Powys, 9th and 10th April; Woolfest in Cockermouth, Cumbria, 24th and 25th June; Knit Nation in London, 15th-17th July; a range of workshops at Fibre and Clay, including another Moebius Knitting workshop on 17th September and Tunisian Crochet on 10th September and 15th October.
I haven’t as yet started one, but if you’re interested in knitting or crocheting a bear for the Mother Bear Project, details can be found here. Sorry I was too late for your KAL/CAL, Dr Gemma!
Links: Ackroyd and Dawson; Heike Gittins’ blog and the Knitsisters website; Picperfec’s Etsy shop, Fluff and Stuff; Carol Feller;CogKNITive Podcast.
Music: Rondopolska by Barry Philips, from the album Tråd, available from Magnatune.
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Hello from a definitely spring-like Cheshire Plain. In this episode I grovel about my tardiness, share a story of infestation and cuddle up under my sock yarn blanket. On a technical note, apologies for the sound quality. I recorded it on my iPhone, but of course that’s in an MP4 format, not MP3, so I couldn’t import it into Audacity to edit, hence the hiss and the lack of theme tune. Hopefully normal service will resume next time.
What’s on my hooks and needles: I finished my own Rowan Colourscape cowl over the New Year and that’s the only thing I’ve finished all year! Ravelry details here.
I have however knitted and crocheted some squares for the Baker’s Dozen swaps:
Pictures of the squares I’ve received are here.
I’m also working on my sock yarn blanket, so here are the photos from this morning:
Something I really like: My Fitflop Mukluk boots. Mine are in chocolate!
Upcoming events: A variety of courses from Purl City Yarns in Manchester; Moebius Knitting at Fibre and Clay on 26th March; Cheshire SWD Guild spinning at Norton Priory (16th April) and Dunham Massey (7th and 8th May)
Feel free to leave a comment here or email me at email@example.com. We have a Ravelry group here, so come on over to chat. You can find me on Ravelry as talesfromtheplain and on Twitter as talesfromplain (although Tweeting can be sporadic!).