Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Plying tonight!

I don't often post in the week, but I had to pop in and show you the yarn I'm plying at the moment. It's the one that Florence was looking suitably bored at last weekend! She showed a lot more interest once she spotted a bowl with beads in it. I think she thought they were cat treats!! No such luck! I love the bowl; my parents brought it back from a holiday in Switzerland in the 1950's or 60's I think.

beaded yarn (1)

Needless to say, I had a little feline assistance again. Flo was lucky that she didn't end up with a bead or two plied onto her whiskers!! It's slow work adding beads to yarn as you ply - I'm using a crochet hook to add them singly - but I managed to get into quite a good rhythm and the bobbin is starting to fill up. More progress pics at the weekend. xxx

beaded yarn (3)


faith76 said...

The beads really suit the wool, looking forward to seeing your progress. Leah xxx

Lynne said...

Your bowl is beautiful, the colours are lovely. Have you any plans for the lovely beaded yarn?

Pamela said...

Hello Josie, I'm popping over on Jenny's (My Life in Flip Flops) recommendation and I love your blog. I'm afraid I'm absolutely rubbish at knitting but I do admire the work of others. My Mum was an avid knitter and some of my most treasured possessions, now that she is gone, are some of the knitted toys that she made over the years. Are you familiar with Jean Greenhowe's patterns? We have a couple of lovely yard shops in my area and I am thrilled that my daughter loves to knit. It's nice to meet you and I look forward to following your blog.

Pamela said...

Sorry, that's YARN shops, not yard!

knittingsandwich said...

Wow, you are getting fancier and more impressive by the minute! How fun to add beads in as you're spinning. Do you already know what you're going to do with the yarn? Beautiful!

knittingsandwich said...

ooooh! beads?!?! you are so impressive!
no wonder flo's so interested in your work!