Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Three Fluffateers!!

This is the photo that appeared in the Coventry Telegraph, reporting Ravelry Day.....
My lovely friends and me, all wearing WoollyWormhead in my Marina, Lottie in Ribba and Livvy in the Happy Flapper.....
One for all, and all for fluff :D


Isn't this little summer top just beautiful??? Its the Marisol top by Over the Moon on Hyenacart, and it has been made by a customer of mine in the "Jewlels" colourway.....
I am feeling so proud right now, she made it with *MY* yarn....hehehehe......I don't think that feeling will ever get old...EVER!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Woolfest Jester

I finally have made myself a Jester Hat
Just in time for Woolfest....will be wearing it there, so If you see me...come and say hello!!!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Download :)

This was The Husbeast and I after 2 hours of lugging all our stuff in the heat over at least 2 miles to get from the car park to where we eventually set up camp (ie. we found a tiny space in the sea of tents) Happy to be there, for sure, but oh my goodness there were moments.....

The endless walking was one thing that really wore us both out actually, being the old gits we are ;) We must have walked at least 20 miles over the weekend.....going to and from everywhere. Of course that pleased me, as I could drink more and not worry, as I knew I'd burn off the calories later ;)
Here is the sea of tents...there were 6 massive fields full of them......!!! It was funny, as you walked from where we were (the 'burbs) down through all the fields to the tents that had been there when it opened on the Wednesday, you really felt like you were in the ghetto. Srsly, the smell/litter/trashed stuff/strewn bodies ;)

At the end of all the fields of tents was the Village. An array of shops selling everything you could ever need/never need again or want, and a really good mix of eateries too. I found a little place called Tea' n Toast, who sold the most fantastic veggie food.....if you are going to Glastonbury, look out for the little yellow van :) Top Nosh.....and really nice peeps. They take your order down on a little piece of paper, and your name, and then when its ready you get called by name to come get your food. Its really nice, the whole personal service, made them a cut above the others, for me anyway :)

Ahhh........the Donington Crowd :) This is how I remember it from years back, an ocean of people......and me standing at the top of the hill, looking down onto the main stage. Only ever ventured into the mosh once...never again, too scary! Pictured is Limp Bizkit's set.....

Here is who the Husbeast made me get up to see on the Sunday, Tesla. We had the tent and all our stuff packed up and into the car by 11am (yes, 11 am on the Sunday of Donington....shameful eh? After being kept up most of the night by people on speed having food fights too, *tuts*) so we could get back to the Arena on time to see them. T'was worth it though, they were great, and the Husbeast was most satisfied :)
I didn't want to bore you guys with too many pics, but as you see in the last one, I have ditched the woolly hat for my Festie hat. It was so hot on the Sunday, and there was also no shade.

We both had the time of our lives, 'twas like being 18 again and newly together, good "us" time :) The ultimate highlight for me was Thunder (and I am sure Husbeast will agree) because they played "our song", Love Walked In This was the song we danced/headbanged to at our wedding reception, and the lyrics were just perfect for us at the time :) As we were watching them performing, the guitarist, Luke Morley, changed his guitar, and Husbeast turned round to me with the most perfect look on his face and said "They're gonna play it!"....... well....I roared, unashamedly roared. This is the last tour that they will ever play (alledgedly, but you know what rock bands are like...hehe) so we got to see them play our song, live, one last time.
Other highlights for me were The, their energy was limitless......they played the perfect set.....they had everyone jumping about. It's the first time I've ever see them, and I'd go again in a heartbeat. It also goes without saying that Faith No More were on top they'd never been away. Also, Pendulum, who I just went along to have a look at, just blew me away. Again, like the Prodigy, you could feel their energy and excitement at playing at's legendary after all :)

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

This time tomorrow night........... and the Husbeast will be rocking out to Faith No More.....!!!
Oh yeah.......
Am so excited, I especially want to see Slipknot and The Prodigy....but there's a great line up!!


Look who is coming to live with me!!!! Loooooooook!!!!
I pick her up at Woolfest, from the lovely Susan :)
I can't wait......she looks just so.......So......SO.....PRETTY!!!!

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Another picture of my uglee mug :)

Summer Knitty is up.....and WoollyWormhead has a fantastic sideways colourwork pattern in there, called "Urbanista"
And here is me, wearing the original hat....hahaha.....can I have a crazed fangirl moment??
I can't wait to knit'll be my first stab at colourwork, and I can't think of a better way to start, because as you all know I am a bit of a hat nut.

*whsipers* you know it has got to the stage now where if I even look at a hat pattern by anyone else, I feel disloyal ;)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Me and my boys :)

I couldn't choose which one I liked the I put 'em both on ;)


Monday, June 08, 2009

What a brilliant Ravelry Day :)

My lovely friend Livvy has lots of other pics of the stand, if you want to have a more detailed look, but this is it in all its glory!
It rained all day, only stopping when it was all done and dusted......but it didn't put anyone off!!! The day was a complete whirlwind of various delightful knitting and spinning peeps coming to have a squish and fill their bags with fluffy stuff, all the stall holders were so busy :D
I had such a fantastic day, met so many people I can't even begin to remember all of them, but you know who you are ;)
Thankyou to everyone who couldn't resist a purchase or two, and a very special amount of thanks to my bestest friends for being right there by my side.
I couldn't have done it without you .........muuahhh!!!

Friday, June 05, 2009

This is it!

Just about to start getting ready to head over to Coventry for Ravelry Day tomorrow.
Yarn is ready, so is the fibre and the handspun. Not sure if I am though ;)
Thankyou to everyone who has posted messages of support over the last few weeks, it means alot to know you guys have faith in me.
The weather forecast is awful for tomorrow, but if I can get through that, I can survive anything!

Wish me luck, and I'll see you on the other side........

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Emerald City, 3ply Handspun

This the first of what will be 2 skeins….not had chance to finish spinning the other one yet :) Very aptly named by my son, Daniel :D
2 plies hand~dyed Falkland, one space spun solid merinos (in complementary colours to those in the other 2 plies), 75yds/69m, 69g...self striping as you can see from the picture of the centre pull ball :)
Will be all ready for sale at Ravelry day though….hehehe

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Monday, June 01, 2009

June Fibre Club...the winner is.....

"Fire in the Sky"

Just thought I’d let you all know I’ve just listed my June Fibre Club in my shop
This months fibre of choice is Falkland, a merino cross breed, so very soft and lofty :) Should you decide to join this month. you will recieve 100g of hand~dyed "Fire in the Sky", and then 100g of solid black…..
This month we are using the club fibre for a Spin~a~long over in my Ravelry Group… Babylonglegs