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Lincoln, Soy, Bamboo and Knitting

Lincoln, Soy, Bamboo and Knitting

This is the back of a piece of felt I made from Lincoln wool tops:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love the way the characteristics of the different breeds reappear with felting, when they’re not very evident from the wool tops. And you get such gorgeous edges with the curly breeds. On the front, I used a blend of Soy top and black bamboo tops. I just blended the tops by hand and laid them on the top:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe shape, texture and colours reminded me of finding oyster shells on the beach. This is the bottom left corner:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a close up of the texture:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd a close up of the back:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI still haven’t had chance to even look at the wool I ordered from Wollknoll because I’ve had builders in … for fibre addicts in the UK who don’t already know, the Euro is really low against the Pound at the moment (about 73p to €1) so have a look at their site, 100g of wool is starting around 72p… don’t be alarmed at their prices though, they’re usually given per kilo! I did manage to sneak a ball of rainbow Merino out of the box though and do a little bit of spinning, I also used the tufts I’d used for my colour wheel a while ago. I left it on the spindle for a couple of days then knitted a square from it:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s a close up

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd because I love them, a supermacro:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m not convinced I’m casting off properly though, all my squares look like they’re one stitch too short!

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