Sunday, 8 August 2010

Cotton woven bag


Cotton woven bag
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Cotton warp and weft
7" square
Lined with cotton fabric
Shoulder strap is plaited cord

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Pre-flight checks


Pre-flight checks
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Enjoying the sunshine in England before leaving for Michigan tomorrow.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

WIP: International montage


WIP: International montage
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Knitting banana fibre in England, with my knitting needle roll made by Nikki in Australia. The finished scarf is destined for Lori's Mom in USA.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Happy Chicken Family


Happy Chicken Family
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

And now there's more of them. Spotted out in the garden yesterday, just casually sitting, chatting. As chickens do.

What is it about stringy legs and knotted knees? I love 'em.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Nikki's Giveaway

Win a craft magazine from Australia here:
http://nikkis-attic.blogspot.com/2010/03/giveaway.html
Tiptoe there quietly though this weekend, because she's watching the Australian Grand Prix. In Australia. Obviously. Sssshhh.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Happy chicken


Happy chicken
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

I love these little creatures with skinny legs and knotty knees. Now I'm on a mission to find more patterns for more little knobbly kneed creatures to knit or crochet.

Rachel wouldn't let me Etsy this one, so he's staying with us. There will be more, however, and they will soon be starring in an Etsy shop near you.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Knitted scarf


Knitted scarf
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

knitted on big needles with 2 types of yarn. 50% linen

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Corespun


Corespun
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Wild and wacky corespun.
Merino, sari silk, mulberry silk.
Don't go looking in your Granny's knitting patterns for ideas for this one. It's just not that kind of yarn.
Approx 36 yards.

I'm having lots of fun with this corespun thing.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Love knitting!


Love knitting!
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

On January 23rd my picture was 44th out of 500 on Flickr's Explore. And there it is, amongst all the arty pics taken by professional photographers...my little bit of knitting. Who'd have thought it...?!

Red Hot Batt


Red Hot Batt
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Another one ready for the Etsy shop!
Planning on opening this weekend, I think.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Banana yarn scarf


Banana yarn scarf
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

I'm hoping to get my Etsy shop up and running within a week or so. It will stock scarves, batts and handspun yarn.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

washcloth puzzle!


washcloth puzzle!
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Wendy (spinweaver) in USA knitted and painted this washcloth. Then she unravelled it and sent it to me in the UK to knit up again. She left the cast on stitches and told me about the corners to keep me on track, but the rest was a mystery! This was DIFFICULT! It's by no means perfect but I'm happy with this. I have to be, I undid more than I knitted, I'm sure!
Actually, it was fun and I think we should do it as an official Swap-Bot swap.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Citrus silk


Citrus silk
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

This one's lovely. I was going to add some blue but then I loved what I'd got so far. Loads of silk in it. It's going to be one of the first items in my Etsy shop, to open in a couple of weeks.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Can't stop carding!


Can't stop carding!
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

My latest batt. Merino, silk and angora.

I won a Lazy Kate! The new competition tensioned one. From www.handspinner.co.uk
Thanks Shiela. You now have another loyal customer in me.
i haven't tried it out yet as I have to spin the other half of this batt.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Autumn Leaves Mitts


Autumn Leaves Mitts
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Finished them!

My first carded, spun and crocheted project completed. See previous pics for blend of merino before and after carding, and spun wool.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Merino yarn handspun


Merino yarn handspun
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

One mitten is finished. Just needs ends sewing in and a button putting on. Now I need to reproduce 65g of yarn for the other one!

Our garden yesterday


Our garden yesterday
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

It was cold. -7C
Ellen was eating snow and ice.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Carded merino and mitt.


Carded merino and mitt.
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Here is my blended wool ready to spin. I only lightly carded it (once through the carder alternating between red blend and green). The unfinished mitten took 44g of spun wool. I'll still need to do more...