Sunday, 17 August 2008

Upcoming craft fair!

I'm proud to announce the participation of Sheepshape Spinning in an upcoming London craft fair! We Make Christmas will be held on 6 December on Tottenham Court Road. See this blog for full details:

We Make London Blog

I'll be spending the next few months building up my stock - handspun yarn, handspun sock yarn, and knitted animals will be my primary items, but I'm also working on Christmas stockings. My very special item will be glow in the dark teddy bears! Made with handspun and glow in the dark yarn, like the cat I made earlier.

This is going to be a lot of work, but a lot of fun too!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Using up lots of yarn...and some glows!

This weekend I made a Fuzzy Mitten present for my husband, using some of the Freecycle yarn that I received a few weeks ago. Here he is!

Also, I finally finished my present to myself - a stuffed cat (again a Fuzzy Mitten pattern) using glow in the dark yarn that I spun myself! I really like it - though next time I will use a different pattern for the head, as I think it could have been better shaped around the muzzle:

I am hoping to make glow in the dark toys for my etsy shop but first I need to get more glow in the dark yarn.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Fuzzy Mitten patterns rock

I spent a very enjoyable weekend watching Star Trek on TV and knitting a polar bear. And a mini jumper.

This is one of a set of patterns by Barbara Prime, owner of Fuzzy Mitten. I really like her patterns. I am very much a newbie knitter but even I can manage them. I bought her book of patterns from, and these coupled with a huge lot of yarn that I received from Freecycle last week mean there are many little knitted animals in the Sheepshape future - though I need to learn to knit less tensely, I think. My bad elbow hurts a bit today, so I need to give it a rest for a little while..