Posted by: Moggle | February 2, 2010

All quiet on the western (Oxfordshire) front

Sorry about that!

I’ve fallen in to a bit of a midwinter low, not at all helped by the miserable weather (no daylight for taking inspiring blog photos), and knitting under pressure on the never-ending New Lanark jumper. I told the recipient it would probably take a couple of weeks, and it’s already taken a month. I feel like I’m starting to get somewhere with it now though, and I’m on to the second sleeve.

There have been a few brief periods of knitting/spinning fun. Firstly I test dyed a 50g leftover piece of white shetland/silk with a new colourway. I’m spinning this up in to heavy laceweight singles to knit in to one of the scarves from VLT (finally!).

I finished spinning and plying the scarpantoni sock yarn. I didn’t get as much yardage out of this as I had hoped, 277 metres, but I think it should still be enough for socks. Once the evil jumper is complete I can work on the pattern.

I’ve been trying to cheer myself up by watching and listening to Glee (series and soundtrack), Twilight & New Moon (audio book & twilight film) and found out that I’ve been accepted to exhibit/stallhold at Woolfest in June.

I’m going to go and attempt to knit like the wind on this jumper, and hopefully normal blogging service should resume shortly.

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Responses

  1. Woot! It will be so great to see you at Woolfest in the summer – I was already looking forward to it and you being a vendor there will make it extra exciting. I just hope we have as good weather for camping as last year!

    Keep slogging away on the New Lanark jumper – it’s got to end eventually.

  2. Well done on the Woolfest thing, and also for persevering with the evil jumper. x

  3. Well done for getting into Woolfest. I wondered if you’d be at Wonderwool but I couldn’t see you on the list of exhibitors. A shame, I’d love to see your work in real life x

  4. Here here for mid winter. Absolutely for Glee (so addicted!). Yay for Woolfest! Must definately see you soon and try to get rid of these midwinter blues 🙂


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