Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Some knitting content....albeit work ;)

The top pair are for my skill swap, in a Large size. The yarn knitted perfectly to gauge...... :D They are off to the U S of A tomorrow, plus 200g of my handspun base yarn :)
The bottom two pairs are both in the "Rose Garden" colourway, and are a custom order from the website....
Very pleased with them all.....***grins***

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Saturday, May 24, 2008


I've been tagged by Daisy :)

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. Ten years ago

Getting pregnant with Daniel :) Both of my sons are World cup babies...

2. Five things on today's "to do" list (in no particular order)

Washing, gardening, knitting, recovering from a hangover, generally just monging about....

3. Snacks I enjoy

Crisps, chocolate, anti-pasti, cheese......and more chocolate :)

4. Things I would do if I was a millionaire

I'd have my own studio, kitted out with the best equipment, and I'd move down to Cornwall and live by the sea....I'd help all my friends and family out with any debt they have,

5. Places I have lived

St. Bees

Okay, I'm gonna tag:


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

SquishyFluffy Loveliness.....hmmmmm

This is merino pencil roving, from The Yarn Yard...... called "Glorious"........


..........it is indeed glorious, best stop fondling it, lest it felts on me.......

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

My end of the deal......

So, my mission was successful :)
I managed to finished spinning the base yarn for Mrs Alfabette Zoope's shorts this weekend, and I dyed it yesterday, in the Treehugger colourway. I am so pleased with it, it's a really consistent Aran, and I cannot wait to start knitting with it!!!
Going to get my hair cut in a little while.....may post pics of the new do later, as I am gonna dye it again too. The grey flecks are starting to scare me a little..... hehehe

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Random thoughts for Monday

Everything I have to get from the shops today begins with "C"


Saturday, May 17, 2008

My Cub Scout :)

Dan went on his 2nd cub camp last night, for 2 nights away. They are camping this time, not in a hut....
He looks so smart!!!
When we woke this morning, a certain little brother was in his bed......awwwh!!!


Friday, May 16, 2008


Mrs Alfabette Zoope and I have done a skill swap again.....I bought the shirt and sent it over to her, and this is what she's done with it!!!! Its amazing, and I am SOOOOOOOO excited!!! Bought special sheep buttons for it and everything....yeah, i know.....sheep and skulls......odd combo ;)
I am spinning some BFL and Corriedale up to make a white and cream base yarn, then I'm going to dye it up and knit her little girl some shorts....
Thats my mission for this weekend....to finish spinning it!!!

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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cable Twist Handspun beanie

I am really pleased with it, the yarn has striped beautifully....exactly the effect I was looking for when I spun Guinevere up. I have used the cable twist pattern in quite a few projects now, and it works well with either plain or variegated yarn.....
I just want it to be cold so I can wear it!!!!

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Monday, May 12, 2008

More from Joel's world

Joel's quite the artist......he was making Birthdays cards for his friends tonight, and I just had to immortalise this fantastic octopus......


Sunday, May 11, 2008

etsyFAST May Challenge

I recently joined the etsyFAST team, and the theme for the May Challenge is Flowers.....
Here's what I came up with.

Handspun Corriedale and BFL, then hand dyed

Bluebell, Bluefaced Leicester Aran......

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

My lovely friend, Mrs Flowerpot!!!!

I recieved a gift in the post this morning, from MrsFlowerpot. I was browsing etsy the other night, and kept sending her links, as you do, over MSN…. I have a thing about cute skull stuff, especially bags…..and look what she made for me!!!!
Thankyou Clair.......I love it :)


Thursday, May 01, 2008


I love this yarn!!! I have spun two skeins of it, and one is reserved for me, to knit a beanie :)
As I was spinning it, the colours reminded me of Medieval gowns, tapestries and regalia, and as a big fan of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, I named this creation Guinevere.
One single is of variegated Corriedale, spun from pencil roving, and the other is a single of burgundy/cobalt blue merino, to make it self stripe. The colour changes will come approximately every 13yds of yarn.

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