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!
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.
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.
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.
A view out across some of the mill buildings to the River Aire
Bunting along the Mill garden
and of course there were sheep and alpaca
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!)