The world can overwhelm me at times, so I crave a simple life, not dominated by commercialism, respecting the art of the hand made and living in the present moment.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Toodyay's Pitwillow Alpaca
Heavenly yarn, beautifully spun, interesting way it's been dyed - sort of mottley and it works well.
I have a sister up in Toodyay who's just too good to write about. She's just an incredibly lovely person and I wouldn't know where to begin, so I won't ... except that for my last birthday she lavished me with Pitwillow alpaca from the shop in Toodyay. I swear she must have cleaned them out, 'cause it's all down here with me now.
I wanted to get a bit of practice in before I put the Pitwillow onto my pointy sticks 'cause I didn't want to stuff it up. So I've made many fingerless gloves (FGs) in the last few weeks, given a bundle to the Guardian Angel/Salvo's program, sent some off as gifts to special people, and have stashed some in my new shop.
This pair: long tail cast on, used my favourite Addi bamboo 4.00mm circulars which are essential for slippery yarns, and a near jogless cast off at the end. Result: yep, okay, I'm happy.
Finished them last night, washed and dried them today, and they've gone in the post, on their way back to Toodyay.