15.05.12

I’m so excited by this new addition to our yarn range. We don’t currently have any yarns in the heavy lace / light sock weight range. This must be remedied! After knitting Sakura, I am desperately in love with this heavy lace weight type of yarn. It’s so lovely to work with.

So, here is the newest addition to the Posh Yarn stable. Catherine, a heavy lace weight organic merino yarn, 600m / 650 yards per 100g skein, £12.00 per skein. It is incredibly soft and lofty, and smells delightfully woolly! I’m about to cast on a Quill in it.

It will be launched in this week’s shop update, and its also available to purchase undyed, at £10 a skein.

11.05.12

What with one thing and another, we’re running late this week, so there won’t be any preview pics up until tomorrow. Sorry about that!

08.05.12

There is a reason why I hardly ever show you my knitting projects on this blog. I’m rubbish at photographing them. I admire the artistically done project shots in other people’s Ravelry  pages and blogs, but when it comes to shooting my own, I fail miserably.

However, I have been knitting up a storm here, so despite the poor quality, here is the photographic evidence.

The colour accuracy on these photos is nil. The yarn is actually a warm burgundy, but fiddle as I might, I couldn’t get it even close to real life. Oh well. It is Gomitoli’s Camel 2ply, a heavy lace weight yarn.

I made this shawl up as I went along – a garter body, and a feather & fan edging, with some striping. It’s in Rowan Felted Tweed, and blocked out to a fairly decent shoulder shawl. I think I’m going to give this to a friend, who is having a rough time at the moment.

My handspun knee sock. Man, I really should get sock blockers (eta: I have now!). It looks pretty on though. I’m about to cast on the second sock. I’m not terribly enthusiastic about this project, because the handspun yarn feels quite rough and scratchy, and isn’t nice to knit with. Also, I have lost my project notes for the socks, so I haven’t got a clue how many stitches I cast on, how many increases I made on the leg shaping, etc. I will have to try to ‘read’ the first sock, and get as close as I can.

My cheerful handspun socks, which were about 75% completed. I was knitting both socks at once, and tried them on last night to judge the leg length, and found that the feet were too short, very uncomfortable on my toes. Since they were toe up, I saw no option but frogging. That hurt, I can tell you. It may be some time before I have the heart to cast them on again.