WAL entries 2014

Thank you for the wondrous entries you have sent in for the WAL (wool-a-long). If anyone else has got special 100% WOOL projects to share with WOVEMBER, you have until our new extended deadline of WEDS DECEMBER 3RD to get them in! In the meantime, here are some of the wondrous 100% WOOL projects produced in WOVEMBER by WOVEMBERISTS! Winners will be announced by the middle of next week.

This year for Wovember 2014, I used up some Foula Wool from a Kate Davies “Tea Jenny” kit to make myself a hat. This was my first try at a corrugated ribbing, and I found that I loved doing it.

hat made from foula wool

hat made from foula wool

This tunic is made with artisan spun New Zealand wool that I found on eBay a few years ago. The pattern for this tee is my own. I can’t seem to stop knitting the feather & fans pattern. It goes well with any kind of yarn from lace to the bulkiest. The tunic took me just 4 days to knit up. I still need to wash and block it, but I’m happy with how it turned out.

tunic made from new zealand wool

tunic made from new zealand wool

– hat and tunic by Kathy Burnett

I designed this Loon hat last year using Quince and Co American wool, and am looking forward to knitting several more.

hat worked in Quince and Co American wool

hat worked in Quince and Co American wool

This the first half of a pair of mittens that I am making. The yarn in this mitten is from Icelandic sheep wool raised in Denmark. I bought the yarn directly from the farmer at a festival in Roskilde, Denmark in 2013. I also got to meet a few members of the flock! I associate this wool with my memories of an especially wonderful day, and am exciting about wearing my mittens this winter. More information is on my Ravelry Project page (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ErinJoelle/viking-mittens).

mitten worked in Icelandic sheep wool raised in Denmark

mitten worked in Icelandic sheep wool raised in Denmark

– hat and mitten by Erin Redding

Inside Castle Fraser (Aberdeenshire, Scotland) is a little room, with a woodcarving of a standard-bearer sheep in a recess on the wall. Of French origins, the Fraser family descends from continental settlers, as part of the Norman infiltration in the 12th century. The Scottish standard-bearer sheep is strangely similar to the emblem of a large city in Normandy, France.

These cosy mittens link both sheep, as they face each other and proudly stand on the back of the hand.
Stranded throughout, with a thin knitted lining, The Woodcarving mittens are worked with Shetland wool, as a nod to the French standard-bearer sheep, symbol of the guild of drapers and woollen cloth traders.

The Woodcarving, by Aurelie Colas (pattern to be published early December 2014 – using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift in 12 colours for the outer shell, and Jamieson’s Ultra for the lining)

mittens worked in Jamiesons shetland wool

mittens worked in Jamieson’s Shetland wool

– mittens by Aurelie Colas

I have nearly finished making a rug from a Blue Texel fleece and I shall call it Dappled Thing.

This has been a huge pleasure of headlong spinning and never mind the lumps, yarn fatter or thinner as the mood of the evening took me; crocheted to go with the flow of a skein, it holds my glory in a landscape plotted and pieced – for anyone else, it’s a bathmat.

I will be completing it tonight and blogging about the process this Friday on wooltribulations.blogspot.com

bathmat worked in handspun and crocheted wool

bathmat worked in handspun and crocheted wool

– bathmat by Frances Thomas

Hand spun Shetland wool knit in to squares to make blanket. Using natural colours of Shetland wool.
Great experience as only started spinning in February.

– blanket by Liz Fraser

This entry was posted by Felicity Ford.

4 thoughts on “WAL entries 2014

  1. Yes, all the entries great. Those mittens beg to be worn and NOT used 🙂 That bathmat would be cushy to stand on. Good job to all of you.

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