Friday, April 25, 2008

Fibre Friday!

New colours I've hand painted this week, this last one is my favourite, the greens, turquoise, yellow and aubergine!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Time for Tea?

I've finally got some FO's atlast! Here are the cakes I've been knitting!

I've also been dyeing again and actually got my arse in gear to upload them all to my etsy shop for once!

I've called this pink colourway Ashes of Roses, like the colours of rose petals as they start to dry out and turn brown. I've decided to hold a little birthday contest, if you know the book where I have taken this colourway from then leave a comment with your answer and I will do a drawing from the correct entries at the end of the month, in the event of no correct answers I will do a drawing from all comments on this post, so say something, make a guess, whatever you like!

You could win a choice of handspun yarn or fibre from my etsy store, or a special skein of yarn from my stash!

Edited to add: ok I googled to see what would come up, and yes there is a book with that title, but the book I'm thinking of was published in 1977!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

F is for....

Fibery Frolics!

Yes I know I've done F, but being a fibre fiend I knew F would be never-ending!

I dyed 800g last week! Ok only 600g to show you as I only took photos of the top two for Fiber Friday, last weeks theme was Rainforest and I dyed these top two with that in mind!

I sold all but these last 2 pink Shetland at the Guild on Saturday!

So these will be uploaded to etsy later!

I just finished spinning this last week. This is a handspun wool/silk/angora blend which was custom dyed for me by Freyalyn who I met at Woolfest last year! I want to knit it into something, which is why one skein is already balled, I have been swatching, unfortunately I thought I was going to do a Swiss Cheese scarf, but (doh) I don't have enough, I really need double this. I have 50g, 200m which is enough to make some kind of lace pattern, I just want something simple, classic, but quirky!