Friday, July 27, 2007

Despite the lurgy.........

I have been quite busy, dyeing up the last of my Bluefaced Leicester Aran, as I am *hopefully* taking delivery of some yummyscrummy 3kg Organically farmed Merino Aran next week :)




Feeling loads better :)

Thankyou for all your sympathetc now feeling pretty much back to normal.
Normal? Moi..... he he he he
Picked up my knitting again, which is always a good sign....hehehe. Am currently working on a pair of Rainbow cropped longies, for my competition winner, in XL. I then have another pair to do, from a competition on Cloth Nappy Addicts and then I am clear to start getting all my house packed up for the big move!!! We should be getting the keys late next week...


Anyone else started watching this on BBC2.....??
Its brilliant, I am hooked!! Watched the first two episodes last night, and am already wondering who are the "goodies" and the "baddies" *grin*

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Poorly me

I have a bad cold...which is verging on flu, as I ache all over. I think I may be over the worst of it though, as I spent most of yesterday sleeping.
My boys were brilliant, we went to the village to post some parcels and do a few other things, and we popped into the library on the way home, as they are both doing The Big Wild Read Joel saw a DVD he wanted, so we got that out, had lunch at home then I crashed out on the sofa, while they watched TV etc. When Phil got home I moved from the sofa to bed....and that was it :)
Some good news on the house front, we're going to be completing on the house we're buying a week on Thursday!!!
Just need to sell this one now.....anyone fancy it??? *smiles sweetly*
I am sure it will shift quicker once we're not in it though...there is only so much de-cluttering you can do with 2 kids.....

Sunday, July 22, 2007

BzzAgent Babylonglegs!!!

Yes.....thats me :)

I signed up to BzzAgent about 3 months ago now, its basically a consumer reviews website, but with this one you actually get to test the products out. The more you "Bzz" or tell people about BzzAgent, and the products you've tested...the more points you get....thus unlocking entry into other campaigns. I thought it was worth a go...and its okay actually...!!!
Sofar I have looked at Nectar eStores and the Wilkinson Sword Intuition razor exclusively for women. I used the razor yesterday, and I must admit to being a bit sceptical about it tbh. Firstly for the amount of packaging it comes in, and the fact it is made of non recycleable plastic. The blade is surrounded by a solid soap/moisturiser, so you don't need to put anything on your legs first. I did find the handle of the razor filled up with water though, as I was trying to rinse the blade, and also the soap solid gets hair in it *giggle* But it was generally legs are beautifully smooth...I am not sure about the closeness of the shave though. Plus...I had to leave the razor out so the soap could dry, 'cos if I had put the lid on I am sure the moisture would not have evaporated and would have made the soap surrounding the blade all mushy. It was hard to do under my arms as well...

"Intuition Plus is the all-in-one women's razor designed to fit in to your busy life, not on top of it. Thanks to a unique and convenient design, it lathers, shaves and moisturises in one simple step to give a speedy yet skin-friendly and close shave — so you spend less time in the bathroom. "

Well I actually like spending time in the is a break from the kids!!! Hahahaha.....but I have to say its one of the fastest shaves I have ever I guess thats a thumbs up!

But, my general review of this product is... thanks for the freebie, but I won't be buying it *wink*

Lagoon and Aegian


These are both mediums...for the same little boy too :)
I just love the Aegian colourway.....and it didn't leach dye when I lanolised it either, which I was afraid of, as it would have spoiled the yellow.....

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Gallery Pictures

Havn't updated my Gallery on here for a consider it done :)

Still raining here...hasn't stopped for 2 days!!!
Well, at least we won't have a drought this year......

Friday, July 20, 2007

A new colourway

Sorry the photo of the garment is so dull, I took one photo and then the batteries on my didge ran out...and I have no more, despite emptying every toy/appliance of batteries..... hehehe
The shorts are a medium, and the wool is my first trip out with some organically farmed Merino aran I bought at Woolfest *grin* Needless to say I WILL be ordering more!!! The dyes are new colours too.....*fingers crossed* when i lanolise the shorts tonight it doesn't run!!!
The rest of this dyelot has just gone onto my Bespoke order page on the website too...

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

God's Lent Boy

Where to begin......when I talk, or even think about this I find words escape me, so I'll just start at the beginning.
A very good friend of mine has lost her 3 month old son. He was born with a few problems, which were fixable in time....but his little lungs just didn't grow as fast as he was, and he ended up being ventilated. He had a lot of spirit, and the thoughts of prayers of lots of people behind him and his family, but this just wasn't enough in the end....
It was his funeral today, and it was as you might expect, filled with sorrow, but there was also a certain calmness to it all as well, as if something had been lifted.
His Mum posted a beautiful poem on a parenting site I go to....and for me it says it all. I am not in the least a religious person, but I'd like to believe that these words were least for my friend. Goodnight little will forever be in our our hearts and our thoughts

God’s Lent Boy
I’ll lend you for a little while a child of mine, God said,
For you to love the while he lives, and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years, or forty two or three,
But will you, ‘til I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you. And should his stay be brief,
You’ll always have your memories as solace in your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught below I want this child to learn. I’ve looked this whole world over in my search for teachers true,
And from the folk that crowd life’s lane, I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love and not think the labour vain,
Nor hate me when I come to take this lent child back again.
I fancy that I heard them say, ‘Dear God Thy will be done’,
For all the joys this child will bring, the risk of grief we’ll run.
We will shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
And for all the happiness we’ve ever known, we’ll ever grateful stay.
But should the angels call him much sooner than we’d planned,
We will brace the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.

My first Special order :)

Since starting Babylonglegs over 18 months ago, I have literally not stopped to give me some time to experiment with things, new product ideas etc, I have limited myself to one special order a month, as well as other things.
This is my first, a custom dye 50% Alpaca - 50% Merino....Medium in size...with all the little girly pretty pinkness derving of a Sparkly Princess :)
You can tell I have two boys can't you....I revel in prettyness.... *grin*

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A Rose Garden Duo :)

These are both medium sized, and are going to the same customer. They are the second pair of shorts I have knit in this colourway this I made a mistake on the first ones *shame* (forgot the holes for the ribbon)
What a mistayka to mayka!!!
Ah well... have had a lot on my mind...... *sigh*

Monday, July 09, 2007

Its Competition time at Babylonglegs!!!

I have teamed up with the KraftyKoala to bring you the chance to win your very own pair of Rainbow Cropped Combat style Longies. Just answer the very simple question on the competition page. The competition will run from midnight on Sunday 8th July, until midnight on Sunday 15th July.I have also restocked my In stock Shop with a few items, and there are also some new bespoke colourways to choose from…

Good Luck!

Going to America!

Not me.....these Woollies :) The top pair are XL, and the bottom pair are a medium...

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Another Bespoke 50% Alpaca - 50% a Large size....
I am really pleased with them...they look so pretty!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunday Experimentation!

This is my first attempt at Acid dyeing......very vivid colours, eh? *grin*
Just the way I like them........

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Wow....what a weekend.....
Woolfest was brilliant!!!! Everything I imagined, but better....

Sarah and I set off from Leicester about 5.45pm Thursday, and arrived at the campsite at about 11pm.....putting the tent up in the howling wind and rain was rather fun. I didn't sleep a wink all night, 'cos I was so excited (plus I hadn't put enough air in the airbed *sigh*) and I stirred at about 6am... it was a LOOONG wait until the doors of Woolfest opened at 10am!!!!

The venue is a huge metal barn, and it was choc full of wool vendors, animals, raw fleeces...everything wool related was there :) I had to restrain myself quite a lot, I could have spent a fortune!

This is a pic of The Natural Dye Studio's stall...she took over 100kg of wool with her!!! Such a lovely lady, and extra specially talented too :)

This is a great pic I took of a wall of sock yarn on
The Web of Wool's stall. I took it landscape as I couldn't get it all in, but I actually like it like looks like a yummy scrummy woolly mattress *grin*

I didn't buy much for personal use, it was all work related. I met my main yarn supplier, Andy from ,what a great bloke :) I also met the people I buy my dyes from, Twist and DT Crafts and I also found a new supplier, of organic Merino wool.....goodness me it's so soft....!!!!

I also met up with a few people I know... my good friend The KraftyKoala , WoollyWormhead and her Mum (blogless Gloria) , Wye Sue , Susoolu and quite a few others too....but I have a rubbish brain for remembering stuff....!!!!!

So, the ensuing weeks will see me experimenting with new colour schemes, and other really really exciting stuff *winks*