You may have detected a quiet moment on the blog… in which I finished holidays, returned to work and ran out of pre-drafted posts. Before that, though, I had some moments of achievement. I momentarily forgot my commitment to local fibres and invested in some lovely but imported sock yarn. My daughter scored these socks.
It did make me think about spinning up colour changing sockyarn, but this Noro Silk Garden is a single.. and I can’t believe I could spin a singles that would be up to the challenge of becoming a sock. Love those colours! I have some handspun sock yarn in my stash. I was so committed to spinning it finely I have ended up with something on the light side of 4 ply (sock weight) and I am a bit intimidated by the knitting of it. Being three ply, the colours in the original fibre have been very much blended in the spinning process. This, in contrast was a fun, fast knit.
There was some quiet stitching… more on that later.
I finished another scogger for my farmer friend.
And from a different angle…
We went to visit her and saw some of her beloved rescue donkeys. She will be out feeding them come winter and that is where the scoggers will come in. They are knit with sock yarn and shirring elastic for firmness and fit. I have made several earlier versions and this is what works best.
How lucky these donkeys are to be cared for by someone so devoted in their old age!
We also saw the orchard and the fabulous chickens.
Look at these modern game bantams!
While I am showing pictures of critters, here is a spectacular caterpillar we found in a friend’s front garden (on a pink gum).
But of course, it wasn’t all knitting. There was also spinning! And lazing around sleeping, and reading and, because it is summer here, there was beach walking and swimming. On the way to the beach, a fabulous woven basket-fence.
Wonderful limestone cliffs…
And then the beach. My greetings to all of you now in midwinter. I thought you might like to be reminded of summer.
We are so lucky to live in this beautiful place.