Did I ever tell you I am easily distracted from my WIP's ? Well I am; aren't there that many things we want to do or make and not enough hours in the day to do it all? In my defense I think I am fidgety sitting and waiting to be admitted into hospital. Still no sign of that ,I should be all done and dusted by now but thank goodness I have the all clear at least . Quite a worry for some time I can tell you and also I have just heard that a few wards in our local hospital have been closed due to the Noro virus so I am kinda glad I am not there !!
Well back to distractions, I have been wanting to make this for some time now(for those not on Ravelry its Kate Davies's Sheep Heid hat) I did look at the kit on Jamieson's but in reality I want to spin it out of fleece so went on the hunt with the help of our gorgeous granddaughter Emily through the fleece mountain for Shetlands.
It has to be in Shetland and so far we have this
I need nine shades all in but only 25yds of each colour so I am hoping to get a few more courtesy of some kind folks. I am also going to make a pair of mitts and might try using the chart to match them to the hat , we will see. Kate is a wonderful designer and I love her patterns.
I have finished Idlewood and love it so have another on the needles . Wasn't what I had intended to start but I didn't have enough yarn for the project I had in mind.
Infuriating really as I thought I had and I would have loved to do it as its in cables and I am sick of plain old stocking stitch, hey ho ,next time.
Not the best pic but here it is.I only used 500gms of Debbie Bliss Angora Tweed .A really useful top
Another pair of socks done and another on the needles as per usual.
More sock yarn , this time 413yds of handspun from a lovely blend of merino, alpaca,nylon .
Its been a lovely sunny weekend here after three days of horrendous mist. I could hardy see were I was going driving to Guild on Thursday and some prats had no lights on at all !!
Oh and just in case you are a rugby fan and who isn't in Wales ;) We won the Triple Crown as well. Great nail biting match ,right down to the last 3 minutes. Fingers crossed for the Grand Slam now