Sunday, 28 June 2009

WoolFest 09

WoolFest 09! Rock and roll!

So me and my mum, Jill, headed up to the lake district to WoolFest in Cockermouth.

It was awesome! There were stalls for felting, rag rugging, spinning, knitting, crochet and even more. It was really nice to go to a craft event that was just for textile based interests.

I bought an extreme crochet hook, a small rag rug, a Tunisian crochet book and some wool.

It was really good, would be nice to get a mini bus up with the knitting group next year.

WoolFest 09 website

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Chris's Jumper Finished!

Woo! Jumper finished. Only the second time around and about 2/3rds the size.

I adapted it from a jumper with an all over pattern and just added in a dot stitch for the first couple of inches at the sides of the body under the arms.

A success finally.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

strips and two mats

I had a go at a bit of 'extreme knitting' (See link below) to make a thick cushion mat for a dining chair. I used 6 strands of wool (varying from dk to chunky) on 15mm needles. Its created a thick soft fabric that softens up the chair just enough. I would really like to do a blanket in the same manor maybe with even more wool.

The second photo is of a small bathmat I knit out of ripped up tshirts. I'm going to give it to my mum for her new shower room.

The third and final photo is of some more knitted stips for the Craft Centre.

Rachel John Extreme Knitting