Finished project - Sisterhood Cowl

 Yay, my Sisterhood Cowl is finished. It's always good to finish a project, but I'm also a little sad to finish this one because I've enjoyed knitting it so much.

Lots of plain knitting make this a great project to pick up & put down, or to put in your bag when going out. The lace rounds break this up and add interest. Big needles make the rounds fly by.
There are several ways to wear this type of cowl.
 It was my first opportunity to use my new blocking wires - a Fibre East purchase. They made blocking a breeze. I pulled it out lengthways because there was plenty of width, and I'd used the minimum number of stitches in order to get the garment out of the yarn I'd spun from Yummy Yarns' 'Posh Frock' wool/tencel

Pattern is here: and Yummy Yarns is here:

Mosaic of the steps along the way:

Woolly Wednesday for August

Once again, the monthly opportunity to round up current and recent projects has arrived.

The Tour de Fleece is for me an opportunity to spend more time spinning without the guilt. I have some lovely skeins of wool to show for it, even if I didn't finish it all before the end of the Tour. First this 200g of various natural shades of Masham wool. This will be a Carousel Tea Cosy.

 Second, this Merino/Cashmere/Silk in 'Foxgolves' from Picperfic's luxury fibre club. The fibre mix is lovely, it's incredibly soft and has a silky sheen. The colours are beautiful too. It was my first try at fractal spinning and I'm very happy with the way it's mixed the colours. It really needs to be worn next to the skin and so I'm thinking a cowl.

On the knitting front, I'm really loving knitting my Sisterhood Cowl. Progress appears slow but that's only because I only occasionally pick it up and knit a few rows. But those rows are very swift, thanks to large needles and a straightforward pattern. It's one that I've picked up and put in my bag because it's largely stockinette with some easy lace rows.

 And finally, a first reveal of something I'll be writing more about. For a recent visit home I'd bought a Schacht Zoom Loom each for me & my Mum. Like everyone else who's tried them, we found them fun and addictive, a great way to use up oddments of handspun.