Monday, April 9, 2018

two good books

Finding Gobi, 2017, by Dion Leonard. very good non-fiction account of an ultra marathon runner and a spunky stray dog who find each other during a run on the Gobi desert.

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman, 2018. Good novel, good spikes at the art world, good characters. Very enjoyable read

Thursday, April 5, 2018

hitchhiker shawl

Martina Behm pattern, made from handspun tarhee plied with handspun and hand dyed silk, first attempt at dying silk.


Mish-mash of fibres from Leola at Cobble Hill. Fun to card and spin.


Gradient fibre from the UK, from HillTop Cloud, mix of 30% BFL, 15% Bamboo and 55% merino. Spun on the big wheel, Lendrum Saxony.

the first Carbeth

made from Kate's wool bought for another sweater that did not work. Very comfortable sweater and interesting design.

beginning blanket

Blanket using hand spun only ....round and round


Kate Davies design, using handspun wool with handspun hand dyed silk as one ply. Wool was Corriedale and Targhee and silk from Huckleberry Knits. Love the pattern.