HandmAid Knits

Next weekend is the ever popular HandmAid Craft Day! I was looking through my stash to see what could get donated, and realised I don’t have an awful lot of extra yarn. There’s some Dublin Dye yarn that will go (one off samples, discountinued yarns, and seconds) and some bits from my own stash, but I realised a lot of what I have is ends of skeins and odd half balls.  So I figured the best thing to do with them is knit:

elf babyThis little hat started off with the ElfBaby pattern I mentioned a few weeks ago. But unfortunately my yarn wasn’t going to last, so I had to make it smaller and less elfy. Still pretty cute though, and I’ll make a full Elf hat someday soon!

Little bits of leftover yarn also make good stripey hats. So that’s what I’ve been knitting this week.stripey hatsAnd there are more to come…

purple hatI hope to see you there on Saturday!

Enablers

I have to say, the Weave Spin Dye guild are nothing but a bunch of enablers. I went to a meeting recently (third Sunday of the month, Powerscourt balcony), to chat and catch up and see how things are going. Obviously I can’t bring much dye with me other than finished skeins, but others bring their weaving and spinning. Lisa from This is Knit brought this,

spinning wheelher Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. She rushed home to feed the baby, but left the wheel ‘in case anyone else wanted to try it out’.

I may have brought it home with me. For safe keeping. For it’s own good.

I also may have pulled out the lovely fibre that Cathyqtpi gave me a while ago. And I may have spun some.

spun yarnI’m definitely learning, although I’m not always sure *what* I’m learning.  I’m definitely headed down a slippery slope. I even hear rumours there is could be a spinning class at this year’s HandmAid Craft Day.