Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Yarny update

Sorry it's taken me so long to update again, life has been busy.  However that means that I'm choosing to relax with my knitting so I have plenty of progress to share.

First up, I have finally got round to blocking my Curious Collective 2014 Shawl by Helen Stewart.  I finished this back last Autumn so it's been waiting for a while. What I've still not managed to find is the time to get some photos of me wearing it!
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Knit in Eden Cottage Yarns Titus in Damson and Steel.

I've made great progress on my Manu cardigan by Kate Davies.  The body and sleeves are done and I'm about to join them together for the yoke.

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Knit in Wensleydale Long Wool.

Next is a project I haven't blogged before. I started the Hartfield shawl by Ann Kingstone back in March.  I bought the pattern and cashmere yarn off Ann at the first Yarndale.  I'm around a third of the way through the shawl.

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Also on the yarny theme, at the beginning of June it was the Leeds Wool Festival.  This is held at Armley Mills, a mill complex that was at one point in the eighteenth century the largest woolen mill in the world and is now a museum.

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A view out across some of the mill buildings to the River Aire

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 Bunting along the Mill garden


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and of course there were sheep and alpaca

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My spoils from the day!

I haven't forgotton about posting the rest of our New Zealand trip, I'm hoping I might get another post up this week (fingers crossed!)

7 comments:

butterfly said...

Beautiful knitting, you have made some beautiful garments.

Melissa said...

You've been busy playing with wool! Such lovely garments. For a knitter, that wool festival must've been heaven!

woolwoman said...

oh my I loved the knitty post Karoline ! the red shawl you showed is gorgeous. Love all your projects and you are making haste with the Kate Davies cardi. Lovely! Your shawl finish is lovely too. How fun to get to go to all those wool festivals that have vendors and fiber producing animals and so forth. Hope you and the children are having a great summer so far. Mel

Margaret said...

Oooh, this is my kind of post! lol! I love all your lovely projects! Wow! Lots to drool over! Love the pics from the festival too. And your new acquisitions! Thanks for sharing.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Kate Davies is a very clever designer - you've knitted some lovely things. It's so good to see that knitting is still rising in popularity.

Carol said...

What gorgeous creations, Karoline! I do love that purple color you're using!

I look forward to your other NZ photos :)

Brigitte said...

Such beautifully knitted pieces. And nice prictures from your visit at the yarn museum.