I was featured on the Susan B Anderson blog recently which led to lots of orders in my Etsy shop from her readers- which was totally unexpected but very very exciting! So I have been working over in my Spin City studio creating batts and fibres for all of my lovely new customers.
Yesterday afternoon I was creating a few blossom batts for an order, and they looked so gorgeous and sweet I posted a picture on Instagram.
I have also been busy as a spring bee knitting ties for my friends wedding!
It gave me a chance to get back on my old 10 guage industrial knitting machine that I used during my knitwear degree. She is beautiful- made in the 40s, she is solid metal and has rows of shining needle teeth, 20 needles (or stitches in hand knitting terms) per inch. That's a lot of needles!
Each tie was over 800 rows long? And I think it probably took me over a solid working week to make them all if I add up all the hours.
I knitted it in a semi rib pattern for stability, and made a rainbow of pastels to fit in with their theme. I am so proud of them, and I can't wait to see them on the groomsmen!
For the last update about my week, it was the final day of term of my pottery class! Noooooo! (Cries)
I have enjoyed it so much, having two hours put aside on a Thursday to get my hands messy and concentrate on something other than daily life is blissfull, and addictive!
I made these pots on the wheel last night, and I am very pleased with them. Conquering the wheel is something I want to master next term.
I hope your week has been busy!