Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Lingering projects

Despite being a foot down and bleary brained, it was good to finish up some lingering projects. The biggest was a quilt I had started quite awhile ago. The top is finished now (with one more border beyond the one pictured), and I have taken it to Julie Boldry to be quilted. She is in the process of opening a new quilt shop in the area named The Scarlet Thread Quilt Company. It is four miles east of Caston High School.

 All pictured here except the last border.

All pictured here except the last border.

My first I finished, however, was some lovely yarn I spun at the Spinning retreat in Ancilla.

 Just plying my time

Just plying my time

 a merino/tencel blend, two-ply yarn

a merino/tencel blend, two-ply yarn

Since then, I've finished up a third skein. Now to decide what to do with it!

Thankfully, I was also able to finish a shawl I've had on the needles for quite awhile. It is a gift for a dear friend's daughter. Haruni, and found on Ravelry.

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Also, a pair of angora bootees for a sweet young couple with their first baby girl.

 One hour bootees from  Last Minute Knitted Gifts

One hour bootees from Last Minute Knitted Gifts

And now, I should go read the book I saw at the library... Toodle-oo, campers!