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:

Bouncing Bertie said...

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

Joanne Noragon said...

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.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

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

Merlesworld said...

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

Mascha said...

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

Dominique Goh said...

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.

stevebethere said...

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

craftyspices said...

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

Jessica Fiorillo said...

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

Marie Moody said...

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

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

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