Sunday, May 4, 2014

Socks, Library Display, Textile Fair and New Projects!

This is the beginning of the beautiful beaded shawl Snow Angel by Boo Knits. I'm placing the silver lined myuki beads on the misty blue alpaca and am up to the lace chart now and loving it.
I finished Nancy Bush's Birch Sock s from the book "Gathering of Lace"(Meg Swansen). They fit nice and snuggly. I finished them in perfect time as it is getting very chilly here in the mornings and evenings.

 Here is a picture of the knitting display I set up last week at our local library where my knitting group meets. I started the group last year, with just one or two ladies coming to learn to knit. Now it has grown to nearly twenty knitters and crocheters. I needed some help getting all the items in the window (arthritis)  and I was really nervous setting it up as I wanted to label each item with the crafter's name. I made two boards with photos of other items the ladies have made that couldn't fit in the display. The librarians were very happy and impressed.

 Yesterday Mum and I went to the Textile Fair and had a blast! She went crazy and bought heaps of black velvet. One of my daughters, Hope was going to come too, but had a sore throat and missed out:( I bought gorgeous yarn from Waratah Fibres. It is 50% silk and 50% wool. I'm not sure what I'll make with it yet. I also bought a fabulous book by Jane Hall "Reflections of Nature" about her wonderful artwork and embroidery. It was a bargain and is a beautiful book.  I bought some silk threads and bits as mum and I have signed up to the embroiderer's guild.

I also ordered a drop spindle and bought some lilac tops. I can't wait for the spindle to arrive! I think I'm going to love spinning on it.

That's it. I've been quite busy really when I think about it. I think I'll get back to it then with some more knitting. Have a happy knitting week!


  1. Looks like you have been having lots and lots of fun. The display looks wonderful and so do all of your yarn purchases. I am sure all of the ladies just have a fabulous time when they get together and knit.
    Hugs to you,

  2. Busy times!

    The mitts are such a pretty colour and that pattern will look lovely in it.

    Your knitting display for the library looks very effective, too!


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