Saturday, December 11, 2010

Handspun Patchwork


Sorting out the spare bedroom the other day...trying to get ready for family staying, and I found this blanket that only needed another night or two of work spent on it.

So I finished knitting one of the sides and then crocheted a border on it's opposite edge.



I am really happy with the way it finished up. I started knitting scraps of my hand dyed and handspun wool several years ago and then it was put away for a day when I could decide on the finished size.
If you are a person who loves spinning and knitting, or even if you just enjoy the look and feel of handspun wool then here is a site that you must visit. Spin Off magazine is a mag. that I have enjoyed now for a decade or more arriving in my letterbox, or at my local bookshop. Just this month the editors are creating a new digital emag. called Spinknit and it is worth a look.
Interweave Press are putting out several knitting EBooks and they are great, especially when you want to print out a pattern. No squashing down of my favorite book's pages as I try to cram it under the lid of my scanner.
I still love having the physical book to hold in my hands, but the kindle version is a lot of fun too, and some of the EBooks are free !

6 comments:

clare.oconnor said...

I love, love , love that blanket, I remember seeing it in one of your older posts and it is just perfect

Mary Keenan said...

I love the idea of making squares of handspun, but I am mad for the way your blanket came out! You have such a great eye for colour - what a wonderful thing to sleep under :^)

Lori ann said...

Oh Sally,
this is simply stunning. You are inspiring, so very much.
will you be adding any of your handspun and dyed wool to your shop again?

Heather Woollove said...

Hi Sally--I think you'll recognize parts of the purse on my blog today!! :) Thanks, again!

I wish you and all of yours a joyful and merry Christmas and a healthy and delightful 2011!

Sherry said...

Your blanket is breathtaking!

Pepper Glenn said...

WOW I love this blanket. Love it. Thinking a version in shades of red for Valentines day would be perfect! Thanks for telling us about the magazine. I will be looking it up asap.