I thought it would be fun to document my attempts at making things with the immense amount of fibre that my Angoras produce. After all, that’s why Angoras exist ! to create luxurious Angora Fibre . I have to admit I have thrown tons of the stuff away…. I hear you spinners shrieking ! Looking at the price of a few grams of Angora spinning Fibre on Ebay, I should really go into business !
My hands haven’t been idle although I haven’t updated this page much. I’ve made a few things and have been spinning.
I haven’t been on the needles for a while, not enough hours in the day! I made this little bear in a weekend. He is not entirely Angora but his eyebrows and nose are felted Angora and he is stuffed with Angora. I’m still busy spinning the white Angora…..
Finished the jumper at last. My first attempt at:
a/ working without a pattern just using a swatch for sizing,
b/ at cabling, it’s easier than I thought and
c/ actually making a jumper.
Knitting on 15mm needles it knitted up pretty quick. I’ve already got plans for the next one 🙂
I made this guy as a present for a friend. He’s quite big about 24″ long. The clothes are made from the yarn I started spinning at Harrogate last year. It’s a bit of everything! I didn’t get him finished in time for Christmas so he has been hanging around my lounge ever since. I’ve kind of grown attached to him, he’s called Edward, he just looked like an Edward. I think he might be staying 🙂
I made this sock ! my very first attempt at sock making. I’ve always been a bit shy about making socks as it seemed quite complicated ! it was, fairly. There is a free knitalong on Craftsy with Lucy Neatby currently (2016), I thought I would give it a try as i always find videos to be a great help in learning new techniques. Craftsy classes are quite expensive, I usually use you tube to learn stuff for free, but these classes were free and worth taking a look 🙂
The sock uses wrap stitches which were fun but fiddely. The sock was really a practice, I didn’t actually have enough yarn to make two in the end 🙂 I made a ton of mistakes but I have a better understanding of the “anatomy of a sock” now 🙂 I will return to sock making at some point this year. I’ve just started a new project, a big one ! and have one nearly finished which I will post up soon 🙂
I’ve had this Art Batt sitting around forever , I’ve decided to blend it with some white Angora. Not sure what it will become yet .It be this!
Below was my very first attempt to make something 100% Angora 🙂