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As some of you may know I spin yarn and occasionally do a bit of knitting. I have decided that my yarn will be my hobby as they don't do great on my etsy shop and I seem to to be forever relisting them when they expire.
I have built up quite the stash of hand spun yarns...
Now that they are not in my shop I have started to knit a big colourful blanket for my cheerful new home...
My cats are extrememly pleased to have all the wool around and Peanut is forever trying to sit on it and the kitten (Butter) is chasing the ball of wool everywhere so it gets tangled up around me. This is a big part of my knitting experience, maybe I only pick up the knitting needles so I can get some kitty cat hugs and attention?
Nah! I'm just as in love with wool as they are
This is Butter saying 'mmmm wool'
Peanut's face in the wool
This is where I sit when working on this bonkers striped blanket...
Here is a picture of a rustic blanket I made from organic hebridean fleece...
I found the fleece for this when I lived at the top of the Isle of Skye in Scotland, I had a caravan with a wee stove and a couple of cats and chickens around the place. Every day I would check the tide schedule and make my way down to the rocky beach where I busied myself picking winkles. Sometimes I battled ownership of the road with large highland beasts to get to the shop for a pint of milk.
Nearby I discovered the whole universe in a ginger pony's eyes (only to be seen by sweeping it's mane from off it's face) big pools of iris blue getting darker in the middle and peppered with flecks of white, a truly mystical being!
The same neighbours that owned this pony had some sheep that they kept as pets. This is where I got the scrumptious chocolate brown fleece and some wirey stuff as well.
When I got it home to the caravan my cat Peanut went mad for it, rubbing her face and body all over the thing covering herself with lanolin.
I chose to felt this blanket after knitting which has given it a cushioned dense quality.
Here is a wonderful wobbly felt tail on one corner...
I think I will felt the colourful one as well and perhaps bind the edges with something to neaten it up. That is a long way off as I still have a lot of knitting to go and anything could happen between now and then.
Here is some new listings from my shop...
Thank you to my knitting friend Susie for this blog post title and holding such a great knitting group.