A blog by an Irishwoman, written in both English and Swedish, depending on what humour is on me....
En blogg av en irländska, skriven på svenska och engelska.
Just scroll down to find the English bits among the Swedish, or vice versa.

Ta Gaeilge agam freisin, más é an rud é go bhfuil éinne eile le Gaeilge ag léamh mo bhlagsa.

Ich verstehe auch ein bisschen Deutsch, je parle un petit peu francais och klarar av lite norska med.

Wondering about the background of the blog? They're the Cliffs of Moher, in the neighbouring county, County Clare, 8km long, 700m high, and magnificent. Well worth a visit if anyone is around the West of Ireland

Monday, April 25, 2016

Photos of some crafting I do

I bought a loom last year and set it up over Easter. It is a Glimåkra Victoria 4 shaft table loom. Here is a photo of setting up the loom for the first project I am weaving on it.

I started knitting shawls almost 2 years ago. Here is the first triangular shawl I knitted. The yarn is soft and I can wear it next to my skin so I tend to wear this one a lot. It is acrylic so it washes easily. Perfect for everyday use really. Even if I have since decided I don't really want to knit with acrylic much anymore. 

This third photo below is a photo of a larger triangular shawl I knitted in 2015. It uses a Noro yarn, but I cannot remember the exact name. I enjoyed knitting this and seeing the different colours appear out of the skein. The border is knitted sideways, involving short rows. It was time consuming but adds a lot to the shawl so I am delighted with the whole shawl. 

Finally for now,  I did a bit of yarn dyeing using Kool Aid sachets and some good old Goodall's food colouring. I used KA Black Cherry to get the coral red colour on bottom of pic below, Goodall's blue to get 1 skein of blue, KA Grape to get the 2 skeins of soft purple and the last 2 skeins at top of photo are a mix of these 3 colours. The yarn is commercial yarn, Bergere de France Naturelle in white. It is like a handspun thick and thin yarn, 2 ply. It is a mix of wool and alpaca. I am waiting to see what it might want to be.... A shawl probably...

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