What is there more lovely than a lamb in the spring. I love these pictures Kelly took while she was visiting.
Isn’t this a lovely wheel that has come here to live? I’m learning so much as I clean and oil and start to spin. In free moments, I search for who and what. This shape seems to appear in both Normandy and Tyrollean wheels. From the emphasis on ornamentation combined with minimal wear, I suspect she is an antique parlor wheel from a middle class family. I would love to hear her story.
She is a bobbin lead and really does seem to be set up solely for flax (or other bast fibres such as the hemp I’m currently spinning). I don’t quite know what to do with a distaff yet and I don’t think it’s complete. Like many things……this is all a work in progress.
I knit this slowly over the course of my entire pregnancy with the boys. And they will be three this spring. It has finally been properly blocked and photographed with the help of a couple of lovely friends.
The shawl is Heartstrings Shetland Lace Faroese . The yarn is woolcandy Alpaca Silk Cashmere in Slate.
I’ve been doing some sample knitting for Louet, which I was slightly sad to post back to them. Must knit one for myself….. I loved the crisp hand of the linen and the perfect blue of the shawl. It brought me dreams of beach days and garden parties as I knit through snowy afternoons.
The pattern, Susanna IC’s Blaeberry knit in Caribbean Blue.
I also knit a Gunnison sample for their spring collection in Soft Coral. Anne Podlesak’s pattern is simple and well written with perfect details.