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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A White Baby Dress

I've just finished this baby dress. I don't know who it's for yet, but it feels so soft and looks so pretty. I just love making baby clothes.

They are also good for taking with you when you go away for a few days because they don't take up much room in the bag. I recently went to visit my son in Bristol and took this one with me to work at while I was there.

I made the dress with a size 4.5 crochet hook and 4-ply white Snuggle baby wool.

Isn't it cute!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

This is my ball winder, which is really useful for winding skeins of yarn properly. Together with the Swift, see below, you just wind away and the ball appears in all its perfection. Then if you use the thread that comes from the middle, the ball will sit nicely on the floor and not run away under the furniture all the time.

There is a short video of the Swift and ball winder in action at the end of this post.

Remember my spinning wheel? I am still loving it, loving it, loving it!

This was the first proper skein I made while I was in America.  I used the ball winder and Swift to ball it up and brought it back with me to knit it up.

It's knitting up really well and it feels so soft to the touch.

It gives me a great feeling to knit up yarn which I spun myself.

Here's the short video:

So I'm a happy spinner!