A place where I can share the projects that have kept me busy for so many hours. The craft of Spinning is a passion of mine and knitting my home spun is honouring the age old craft by making useful items to treasure. Spinning brings a peacefulness and relaxation that I cherish very much.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
This is how it started 20 years ago.....
A barely started, never finished jersey.
I know it is amazing I even had it in my cupboard somewhere but I found it recently, just after I learned about sock-blanks.
So I thought 'could this become a sock blank?'
I loosely sewed the two layers together (it was knitted in the round with double thread) and on went the dye!
Unpicking it was a bit of a job as because it was knitted in the round the thread kept twisting on me.
With washing and a bit of weight the yarn became manageable.
But I decided to make mits instead of socks.
I chose the Mojo pattern for a pair of fingerless mits, you can find it here;