Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Todays colours

I have been dying lace yarn today, which will shortly be appearing in the shop. First was the turn of tbe humble onion skin.  Two skeins of BFL lace weight went in, and one was modified with iron to give a lovely green.  Other dyeing today was done with walnut, yarn isn't out yet but looks promising- a lovely chocolate.

And because i am not quite ready to leave the blues behind, I painted our bedroom window frame blue!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Die another day.

After yesterdays variable results, I revived the vat again this morning and things have been much better. I am getting some nice blues.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

50 things to do before you die.

Paint window frames,
Do the shopping,
Have lunch,
Ebay shopping for daughter's hobby

then and only then can I get some dying done! Having joined the  weavers, spinners and dyers online guild last month, i was really excited to join in the indigo workshop, but with all tbe other things there are to do it has taken me the best part of the month to get to the part where I get to put yarn in the indigo vat. The first batch has been done and serms to be teal coloured. very pretty, but not blue!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Knitting in Northampton

A big thank you to the knitting ladies of Northampton for being so welcoming this morning. I had the fabbest time knitting at A Most Marvellous Place to Shop.  Look out for more dates next month.

Monday, 19 September 2011

peglooming at chacombe

I have just finished the second peglooming session at a local care home. Now I am going to combine all the pieces into one hanging to represent the craft group.  Next months sessions include making necklaces and broaches.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

update on jumper

john's jumper has progressed to the neck. looking good.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Jumper for John

Well it has been a great summer, lots of camping, folking and familying - just generally having a great time. But I have had time for a few project in between all the fun. My projects this summer have all been alliterative:

Jumper for John (not finished yet, so more on that later)

(This has progressed significantly further than this, and I will go and take an up to date picture the minute I finish this blog!)

Ruby's Rabbit (This little fellow is being sent all the way to Australia!)

.... and finally: Socks for Simon('s dad)