Monday, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I know it's a bit late, but it had to be said :)

Can't believe my last blog post was back in October!

Things at the end of last year all seemed to disappear into a blur - first there was the flu, which it took me until the middle of November to get over fully and then there was the chaos that is the build up to Christmas.

Somewhere in the midst of all that I managed to open my Etsy shop. Coriandr and Misi simply weren't working for me so I have closed those shops now. I also now have a second Folksy shop, Woolworks Too, for knits. This has been a little neglected recently though I plan to add more to it in the near future.

I have also started to add spinning fibres to my shops, with an emphasis on British Breed fibres. See the examples below:

Top: (L) Masham, (R) Dorset Horn
Bottom: (L) Merino & Soybean, (R) Black Welsh & Tussah Silk

I will also be carding vegan batts including fibres such as banana, bamboo, tencel, cotton, soybean and seacell.

As if that wasn't enough I have somewhat stupidly agreed to take part in a year long KAL on Ravelry. The UK Sock Knitters group is doing an A-Z 26 pairs in a year challenge. Here is the cast on of my first sock:

Unbelievably it's the first time I have ever done toe-up socks - I'm really enjoying it :)