Knitting

Socks out for inspection at the Falcon, Uppingham

By | 2016-10-30T15:41:53+00:00 September 25th, 2015|

Socks out for inspection at the Falcon, Uppingham is not what one expects to see but when two spinners, sock knitting addicts get together for coffee and a catch up it is inevitable. Luckily Kate and I didn't get thrown out for putting our feet on the table. Knit socks [...]

Bobbly pullovers

By | 2015-03-01T13:53:16+00:00 March 1st, 2015|

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/fashion/article4364206.ece Bobbly pullovers occur with poor quality yarn when short fibres work their way to the surface during wear due to to friction. Anna Murphy's recent article didn't mention this so I emailed her and she sent this reply On 27 Feb 2015, at 09:14, Anna Murphy <anna.murphy@thetimes.co.uk> wrote: Dear [...]

Christmas socks among the cinders

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:30+00:00 December 25th, 2014|

Christmas socks  - my three youngest grandchildren loved theirs - 'take our picture in front of the fire Granny' they said. We had a roaring fire when they visited yesterday they were all cold when they arrived -  I didn't manage to get much of the fire into the photo. They taught [...]

New Golden Fleece carders and blending boards at the Big Textile Show

By | 2016-10-30T15:42:56+00:00 September 24th, 2014|

Golden Fleece carders, blending boards and brushes will be making their UK debut on the Spinning School stand at The Big Textile Show this weekend. Also on the stand will be the new Ashford Kiwi Superflyer, spinning wheels, looms and accessories as well as local handmade and milled yarns from [...]

Rosettes for Fibre East

By | 2016-10-30T15:43:18+00:00 July 24th, 2014|

Jane has been busy making rosettes for Fibre East - free to those who  try spinning, weaving and carding.  Young in years and young in heart  - we will all be there - MK45 2NU thanks to spinning school volunteers and Fibre East Organisers

Fish and chip jumper

By | 2016-10-30T15:43:20+00:00 July 19th, 2014|

The Haphazard knitters have been knitting these little outfits for African orphans that get wrapped up in newspaper as they have nothing better to wear - hence the 'fish and chip' tag