|This was about 12" long and tasted delicious|
|Baby beetroot including a white one|
However yesterday, with friends from my crotchet group, I went to Fibre East and what I fun time I had!! I felt like a child in a sweetie shop when I walked into the first tent!!
Stalls and stalls of the most wonderful wools, from so many sheep, alpacas and dog!!! Yes there was a fibre from a dog that had been spun and knitted. Amazing!!
I didn't know where to start but it was very evident that sock wool was the fashion and I bought a pattern and some wool:-
I could not bring myself to spend £15 on a skein of wool for a pair of socks so I went for this much cheaper wool (75%) and acrylic (25%) mix knitted on a circular needle from the toe up. Last time I made a pair of socks (knitted top down on four needles) they were too tight round the top and nearly cut off the circulation to my toes!! Maybe this will be better. The pattern was bought with a donation to Medecins Sans Frontieres and I must admit that I have fallen at the first hurdle; I could not work out how to cast on with a circular needle, but luckily the pattern has a very good Youtube connection (once you get passed the advert)!!! I shall have another go.
Some of us in the Crochet group are going to have a go at this shawl so though I originally bought this wool for the socks, I have had a change of heart and will use it for this project as it thinner and lacier.
You will now see a pattern of colour emerging - purple(ish)!! Nothing subdued for me as I have reached the age for a 'purple hat'.
Finally, having got home from the show I was so full of enthusiasm that I made these last night for Attic 24's Yarndale 'Flowers for Memories project'.
I might make some more as the pattern for the smaller ones is so easy. I put brooch fixings on the back of some and a bead in the centre of the others and all before I went to bed!!!! Come on, if I can make these in a few hours so can you and the project is such a worthwhile cause.