Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek

Autumn is gripping.  Heating had to be used twice or thrice. Knee rug has been wrapped closer.

Talking of knee rugs, I have taken to building blankets, constructing covers, making mufflers... I had mentioned a few weeks back about getting into the box with mum's leftover homespun.


There was a lot in there.  There is another tub also - not homespun, but all wool, though of 4-ply rather than the DK and chunky contained here.There were also swatches of 'testers' for tension and pattern.

Some of it I recognised form OZ days; it contained the 'free' fleece. Some of it I recall was stuff she had been handed by a local farmer to her in Armadale and she had wondered if she would ever be able to make anything decent of it, so untidy was the starting product. 

I began with that.  It was certainly rough! Still had grass and bindiis (little pricky nasties) in it and the lanolin was thick.  As I worked the first YAM-youKneek-Kneed-rug I had no pattern in mind.  Just let the hook and yarn do the talking. Quickly I determined that there were going to be four and each my sibs and my niece are going to get them for Christmas.



A peculiar woven circle of mother's and a tiny patch with Fairisle stitching.

The rest of mum's bits were knitted - I crochet, so contrast to come.  Lots of the wool is still in hanks and needing rolling.



































































Am currently on the third... watch this space...



The darker brown is the real rough stuff - the rest was only marginally better!

























11 comments:

  1. Today's theme: knitting yarns!
    Looking forward to seeing how the rugs turn out.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. Ouch; cannot believe your fingers aren't priced through and through with the burr chips.
    It probably is good you were in India or Oz when I sold off the many skeins of handspun yarn. Many, many. Beautiful stuff; ebay was sad when it was over.

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  3. Those will become family treasures when finished... we can't wait to see the end products.

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  4. It's too too hot here today to think of knitting.
    Merle...............

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  5. I see, here is stuff to working!
    Like the naturally colors.
    By the way: yesterday I've seek my old knitwork to finish it... - yeah, the autumn is coming!
    Have a nice time

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  6. That's so cool to be knitting the last time I tried knitting was last year when we knitted our own sweaters for our winter trip to Japan. I haven't been knitting since then.

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  7. How brilliant I had an aunt who used to do this :-)

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  8. While I live in the crafty side of life this is one thing I have never done.

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  9. Beautiful textures - look so warm & cozy... :)
    Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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  10. I wanted to let everyone know Dolly is back & although I'm back a little slow I'll be stickin' around for a while. :)

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  11. I used to be a hooker! Haven't hooked a rug in ages!

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