Monday, 21 September 2009

Meeting up

This has been a fantastic week for meeting up with people.

Started on Monday where the Pin Money Craft Co-operative had our meeting. It was an inspiration to hear what everyone else had been up to and I was left feeling re-invigorated by the enthusiasm of other. Lots of events planned, so I will keep you posted.

Tuesday was knit and chat at Boycott Farm, hosted by Mia from the Naked Sheep. Again a lovely bunch of people and so nice to chat and share our love of knitting. It is a very companionable thing and something which has surely been done, all through the ages.

Thursday saw the September meeting of Brackley Knit'n'Knatter with both new faces and old. We are deciding on a charity to support as several people have already been knitting lots of squares and others would like to make garment too. The generosity of knitters never ceases to impress me. So the task is to decide on a charity to support this year and to start putting together all the squares to make blankets for the Salvation Army.

No photos this week, but look there should be something to show next week, as I am experimenting with dying at the moment.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Check out the shop!!!

I have finally got around to launching the etsy shop. Check it out through the the link on the right.

Things have been busy this week though. I held a peg looming workshop on Saturday evening at Boycott Farm on behalf of the Naked Sheep. Two lovely ladies came along and we spent a lovely couple of hours making sample rugs with fleece roving. They both looked amazing and I hope they have found good homes by now.
The next craft fair in Brackley is the 17th Oct, so I am starting to get things ready for that. I finished spinning all the Romney fleece and started on Tiffany (the Llama)'s fleece from Flore. It is spinning ok, but feels so different from wool, it's quite strange.

Also made another bag this morning, this one has a contrasting lining and I am planning on using recycled sari yarn to knit the front panel. It seems in keeping with the reclaimed material theme that all my bags have.

The first pair of fingerless gloves are nearly finished. I have called the pattern 'Lotte' after my sister, as like her they are pretty and girly. The first pair are in hand spun yarn that I got as dyed roving from the very talented Natalie at the Yarn Yard, but I am planning the next pair in the grey Hammervale Jacob. Should be available in kit form as well soon.

Well 'mum' duties call as the girls have just arrived back from school and carrot cake needs baking and dinner cooking.

Monday, 7 September 2009

A crafty sort of day.

Well the children are back at school and for some reason this always makes me feel like making plans and getting organised!!

So today has been about catching up on a few crafting jobs that have been waiting for a little while.

1st job was playing around with the peg loom. I have been asked to do a rug-making workshop at The Naked Sheep ( on Saturday 12th Sep from 7-9pm. So I made a couple of rugs to show what can be done with just 300g of roving. I also had a play with some mad eyelash yarn.

I have always shunned the glitzy fashion yarn, but now I have found a fab use for them. Their interesting texture adds that extra something when used on the peg loom.

2nd job was a present for Rachael's 40th, so sadly I can't show any proper pics yet. Just a little glimse. It let me reflect on how lovely it is to make something for someone special, to spend time thinking about that person.

So now back to the spinning - I should have more to show you next week + some dates for our next crafts fair.

Until next time.