Monday, August 30, 2010


This is what I came up with to compliment my 4! Ounce! Challenge! Handspun.
Called her "Hayley", because the idea was conceived whilst on a beach in Hayle, watching all 3 of my beautiful boys having the time of their lives in the sea.
Now, as you know, I test knit hats for the venerable WoollyWormhead, and I have to say I was a bit worried that this looked a lot like one of hers, but when you have a friend who is one of the most innovative hat designers ever, it'd be hard not to design something totally different.
I am not really a pattern designer, but when I do dip my toes in to the arena, I do it with care.
This hat flew out of my brain and onto the needles, no question, the yarn knew what it wanted to be.
It is my design, 100%, as it was designed for the yarn I spun from scratch.
It does translate over to millspun, as I test knitted it twice with some Radiance I took with me on holiday, but they don't drape and shine like this one does. They don't have the uniqueness of pure inspiration this one does.

I'll be writing the pattern up over the next week or so, as my deadline to be eligible to be a player for nice prizes is the end of September.

It'd be nice to win a prize, don't get me wrong, everyone likes to win something and be recognised for their work...but I took part in this challenge for me.
To see if I could do something like this, from start to finish, without having to invent some elaborate wimping out excuse and then hide for a while so peeps could forget I said I'd do something when I couldn't ;)

HaHa....that's me...I am an artist you know, dahhhling ;)

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Friday, August 13, 2010

4! Ounce! Challenge!.....Yarn all done......

Thursday, August 12, 2010

4! Ounce! Challenge!.....progress pics......

(L to R) Hello Yarn “Air” (merino/tencel) SCF “Hades” (Polwarth/tencel) and Spunky Eclectic “Algae” (Merino/Bamboo)

Plying it right now….well, uh…not right now, but I took a break from plying to share :D
The Polwarth/tencel just
shines I mean reallyReallyREALLY shines……it’s impossible to capture it in the light we have here at the moment…and I just loved spinning it…so smooth and yummeh and almost biblical ;)
Cannot wait to finish it, it really is all over the place SHINY!!!

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

Semi~Precious Shop Update

Been having lots of fun with colour over the last couple of days......and here are the results :D
This will be my last shop update till my kidlets go back to school, so get it while you can!!!

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Friday, August 06, 2010

Ladybird KFC

This is a runner bean plant that Joel grew from seed at school...covered in Aphids, so the perfect Snack Bar for these beautiful insects. We counted 5 on there today... and it's been renamed "LadyBird KFC"....hahaha
Joel has drawn an awesome picture of it, I shall take a picture and post it up here tomorrow.

He's turning into a right little artist!!

Sunday, August 01, 2010


My stand, expertly constructed by my awesome friend Kate Unwin :)

A unique way of displaying a shawl. This drew so many people in, and there were loads of comments on it!! Thankyou Sally for knitting it for me :)

This is ZiggyZag, again the little model was built by Kate, and the jumper knitted by my good friend Mel :)

I had such a brilliant time, even though I had quite a few pre~show *wobbles*...but then it wouldn't be me if I didn't!!
I was quite calm, even my lovely Lottie was very surprised at the lack of stress when she arrived to pick me and my stock up on Thursday morning ;)
We met lots of lovely people, and sold a huge amount of wool, I can't quite believe it!!
Thankyou to everyone who came and said hello, it was so nice to put names to faces.