Friday, May 30, 2008
Have just finished weighing, braiding and labelling this lot, ready for Saturday's Guild meeting, and what's left will be up on Etsy nexy week.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
G is for....
Garter stitch triangles! These are going to be made into bunting to decorate the Kent Guilds stand at the Kent show. We were given a small bag of fibre with three colours in, I also added some extra colours from my stash and spun a fine 2ply yarn, I actually got 85metres from 20g which just made four triangles although I did have to spin a couple more yards to finish the last triangle.
I am quite behind with my ABC, but still hoping to get there in the end the restriction I have imposed upon myself to keeping it craft themed has held me up a little, I have got some ideas for H so I better get knitting!
Again apologies for the delay in drawing the Ashes of Roses Contest, there were 5 correct entries, the book (and following mini series) I was referring to was (of course) The Thorn Birds by Colleen Mc Cullough, when I set the contest I went over to YouTube and found a few clips, oh how the music just catches me and gets me blubbing all over again!
Anyway without further ado the winner as drawn from the bucket by Neo today was Ikkinlala, now I can't find a bloglink for you so I do hope you pop back and check, please e-mail me and we can have a chat about what sort of prize you would like.
Talking of contests, I must show you these socks, the fibre was a superwash bluefaced leicester, dyed by me and won by Peri in the last contest I held, aren't they fabulous!
Friday, May 02, 2008
I recently invested in Pluckfluff's new book Intertwined, there's alot more information about how to go about making some of the yarns that appeared in the first book, and it also goes on to show examples, and ideas of projects for those 'art' yarns. This is my first attempt at a supercoil yarn.
This is the second 100g of a fibre that I dyed and spun last weekend, I just wanted to show you the 'before' and 'after' shots! I might get the second one spun this weekend!
It's still only half as fine as I intended, but pretty just the same I guess! I also wonder if you can see the similarity in colours, this is a pure co-incidence, the coil yarn was a bunch of colours and textures I randomly carded with the drum carder, but I realised after I'd spun the 1st hank of fibre how similar the colours were.
I will get around to drawing that competition next time!