Sunday, 11 September 2011

Shows, knitting, new ventures, socks, gloves scarves hats

Well, I have begun knitting with my Alpaca purchases, and it feels so good. The yarn is so soft, and doesn't make me itchy like the pure woollen yarns do. I also feel that I am extremely fortunate with a purchase I made on Friday at the Royal Adelaide Show. It was miserable weather, but the animals were wonderful, especially the goats, alpacas and the reptiles. But, I digress, after communing with the goats and alpacas, I had a conversation with an alpaca owner, and discovered that there were articles of clothing (hats, gloves and scarves, etc) along with yarns and fleeces. I then ventured to the area of sale of these articles, and purchased a hat, scarf and pair of gloves, and then priced a quantity of yarn, for a knitted jacket for myself, and was pleasantly surprised by the cost. So, needless to say iq so purchased the yarn. I had (2 days previous) purchased a small amount of alpaca yarn, to make socks and gloves for my father, and have begun knitting these, and now I want to get these finished, so that I can begin my jacket. If the knitting be ones prolific, I might even begin buying fleece, and spin my own yarn, depends if there is still a spinning wheel within my family. I did take some photos at the show, so if they actually worked, I shall add them to this post later on tomorrow. I arrived home today, after 9 days in Adelaide, so now I will need to do some sorting out, so that I can get back into my sewing room. Well that is all for now, I suppose I should try to get some sleep before the sun comes up again. Blessings to all, and happy creating.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bits & Bobs for new quilting & knitting projects

Hi all, have just had a lovely day with sister and neice. Firstly stopped in at a lovely shop, NeedleNook, and purchased some supplies to begin making socks and gloves for my ill (but improving) father. Then on to visit daughter, to return misplaced keys, then to visit father in hospital. This photo is showing a much improved (healthwise) man. He has actually filled out, and is able to walk around his room independently. This photo was taken after a very busy morning and afternoon, so he is looking a little tired.

The following photos include fabric purchased about a month ago, for a project that I am gradually formulating. The fabrics include a Geisha panel, Koi panel, and Spring Garden fabric. The knitting supplies include various knitting needles, various pattern books, and the yarn to make the projects. The grey yarn is pure Alpaca, and is for socks and gloves for my father, and the varigated yarn is made of NZ Merino, Alpaca, nylon and possum. Both yarns feel absolutely beautiful.
I am looking forward to starting work on all of these projects, the gloves and socks will be first.

Blessings to all, and happy creating