Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Actual Knitting content!

I am totally obsessed with this pattern ... 'Wingspan' ... it's so easy to knit, and the effects you can achieve with it are only limited by your imagination. 
A GREAT stashbuster for sock yarns as well...
It's taken me a couple of months of occasional knitting to make it, so, you could make one withing a couple of weeks if you were more dedicated than me :D
I used 200g of sock weight yarn for this one, 100g of 'Radiance' sock, and 100g of some Fyberspates 'Sheila's Sock' I had in my stash, striped together. Knitted on 3.25 needles, so the yarn has room to stay all plump and squooshy ...
A complete WIN, if I do say so myself *smugface* ... hahaha :D

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Tangled River... MOAR !!

Sofar, as the 'Save Mutonia' campaign approaches the 48hr mark, the fundraising effort has reached £715! So, to help them reach £1K, I have decided to offer you all a custom-dyed Yarn and Pattern kit.
The shop listing is HERE
As much as I would LOVE to continue donating 100% of the money you give me, I can't, so I have come to a compromise...
If you buy the yarn and pattern kit from me, 100% of the pattern proceeds will go to help the cause (so £3) and I'll also donate £2 of the yarn proceeds as well. I'll send the yarn to you in the post, and email you the PDF. Or alternatively, you can request a paper copy, but you won't get the PDF as well. Just let me know the colour you want in the 'message to seller' option at checkout :D

You guys were SO generous yesterday, the skeins I offerred up for the campaign all sold out within an hour, so I hope this charitable energy will continue to blossom with this additional kit.

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all your help. 
Knitterly peeps are truly the BEST people on the planet :D

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tangled River

As you all know, WoollyWormhead and myself are good friends, we've known each other for what seems like a lifetime, and we share a love of good wool, a lot of laughter and cider :D 
We also share a starsign, which explains a lot about how we understand each other's artistic drives.
Sadly, we also don't see each other very often, and when things get dark and difficult in our lives, something always comes along to bring us together, whether it be in real life or electronically. We have the kind of friendship that means we can be apart for months, sometimes not even properly catching up with each other, but when we do, it was like we only saw each other 5 minutes ago. 
Now, Woolly lives on an artists commune in Italy, and at the moment they are having a few difficulties, so, I feel the need to try and help them all, in my own way, as I can't physically be there to offer support.  Please go and read her Blog to get a better, more succinct explanation of the situation :)
The only way I can help at the moment is to sell wool to help Mutonia and it's artists, so, I have created a pattern and Yarn slot in the shop, here

It's not just about Woolly and her familys' home it's also about the homes of the 20+ people who live there. 
And to quote Woolly herself directly ... 

"It's about defending the rights of individuals who wish to live alternatively and work creatively. This is a vibrant community and it needs to stay that way."

(all images reproduced with the kind permission of their owners)