Booga Bag KAL


sunset colours for GM KAL

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

This is the wool I’ve bought for my first ever Knit A Long (KAL) It’s called Icelandic Lopi Roving, it’s an unspun yarn perfect for Felting and it’s loads of fun to work with. The Pattern for the KAL is the Booga Bag, a FREE pattern by Black Sheep Bags.

The KAL has been organised on GoddessMums by WoolyWumpkins and there are about 6 or 7 of us who are taking part. This is my first KAL and I’m so excited, I can’t wait to cast on.

I’m hoping to be able to create a slow blend of the colours all the way up the bag, I’ll be working it double stranded so I’m hoping to work x amount of rows in the rust (the dark one) then x amount of rows in Rust and Yellow then x rows in just yellow then in yellow and white then just white, I’m hoping for a smooth transition effect after it’s felted.. we’ll see how it goes 🙂

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Tribble Trouble


First Tribble with First Yarn

Originally uploaded by BobbinD

This is what I made with my First Yarn – It’s a Tribble – a knitting pattern inspired by some fluffy round thing in a sci-fi movie. The pattern called for cotton so at least you’d be able to wash the dishes with it. But what I wanted this pattern for was because it used a tiny yardage and meant that the 48 yards I’d spun would be enough to complete it 🙂

So here it is, my 48 yards of handspun is now a Tribble that if I tried to wash the dishes would decrease 50% in size and therefore become even less useful 😦

I love it though, it’s my first handspun project and I think it’s a work of art!