I just have to show you these first up:
Aren't they fab! Not my work, but a Dear Customer called Jo who knitted them in Skein Queen Sugared Almonds Plushness yarn:
These were the first finished items I'd seen knitted up in my yarn by anyone other than myself - what a privilege. Jo's made a beautiful job of them - if you want to see a closer photo of these beauties, try here.
This is my somewhat pathetic attempt at a (singular) sock. I started this God knows when - months ago - and finished this week! It's in Skein Queen Pale Cupid colourway in Lavish yarn:
It's the Carousel pattern by Violet Green and me and it just didn't get along, so much so that I've decided I'm not going to make the matcher. It was me, not the pattern (God, I sound like Ziggy talking to Chanelle in BB7) - at least I finished one of them!
And these are my knitted hearts for the November Craft Fair to show how my yarn knits up:
Note to self: No more photographing after daylight hours.
The first shows Empress in 6 ply cashmere/silk.
The middle one was the first one I made in some cotton to work out the pattern.
The end one shows Maharajah in 6 ply cashmere/silk.
I have a few more to make.
Here's a little taster of what's currently in the shop:
Fragrant stocks in Lavish
Firebird in Lavish
Key Lime Pie in Plushness
Clam in Plushness
River Thames in Plushness
Key Lime Pie in Divine
Clam in Divine
And I dyed up a record (for me) almost 50 skeins during the week (ah, the luxury of annual leave) including two custom orders - here's the obligatory drying shots:
Just got to get it skeined up and photographed first!
And finally, we had a family day out to the Royal Berkshire County Show at the weekend. No livestock due to the Foot and Mouth precautions - aw, was looking forward to seeing the alpacas - and couldn't find the spinning anywhere, but we had a good time.
The Skein Prince's artwork was on display in the Education Tent (well, not just his - the rest of his class too - his is the somewhat sinister looking mask with the devil horns?!)And here they are on the Carousel (I've niftily cut myself out - but I can assure you, it was fun!)