There's something wonderfully therapeutic about picking fruit. Even on an especially slow day, when I'm not up to much more than sitting in the long grass and gently knitting a few rows whilst my love does all the hard work.
(I've finally succumbed...Melody's enthusiasm for Fairisle is contagious...)
Isn't fair isle SO addictive! I cannot wait for the Shetland wool week!!ReplyDelete
Are you knitting with your handspun yarn?
Yes, it is my own yarn! Just little samples that I've been trying out on the drop spindle.Delete
(I've got a little project brewing in my mind for Shetland Wool Week...)
Wonderful colours! those are all natural colours of the shetland woll right? can't wait to try it out! I have to admit that I'm a bit jelous that you already know how to work fair isle, I should start too (I want to be ready for the Shetland Wool Week)ReplyDelete
Btw, thanks a lot for the comment on my blog! I'm reading yours and I love it! do you know that I strat knitting to use all the yarn that I was spinning and dyeing? you make me want to start agin!
Yes, these samples are all natural colours - either straight from the fleece (black and white) or dyed using natural dyes (the khaki colour came from an experiment with fern leaves!)
And no need to be jealous about my FairIsle - it was my first proper attempt! I'm doing lots of sample swatches at the moment to both get used to the technique before I cast on the Shwook hat and also to test out different yarn weights/sizes/drafting techniques. It's never too late to learn! (Although I think it's an advantage to know how to knit continental AND British because I'm finding working with two yarns at the same time easier than I would have otherwise) xx
I could not agree any more ! There is something so natural and magical about picking fresh veggies and fruits from nature. While your words are simple and you wrote merely a sentence or two, your words are lovely and so true :)ReplyDelete
Hello! Thank you for stopping by and saying hello, your comments really made my day!Delete
Hi, thank you for your comment on my blog! I've added you to my reading list to see more of the beautiful landscape you're living in. :)ReplyDelete
Hello! It's so nice to meet you and am glad you've enjoyed looking through my blog - I've added yours to my reading list too!Delete
I think that's one of the things I love the most about reading other people's blogs - being able to immerse myself in their landscapes which I wouldn't be able to see otherwise! xx