Monday, June 29, 2009

Beanie and shoaker

A couple of FO's for this week.

A ladies black beanie - in gorgeous Jo Sharp Aran Silk Road Tweed.
And I had a go at making a spare ribs shoaker as a present.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Store on MiniCuteture!!!!!

I'm opening up a new store on MiniCuteture. At the moment just putting my yarn up on it.

Will be previewing tonight and going live tomorrow night. But here is a sneak preview of the stocking.


And today we got some little silkie chickens!
4 of them - black one called Licuorice, white one called Snowy, grey one called Stars, and a brown one called Smokey.
They are actually quite cute.

Scarf for Kira - Purple Pansy handspun

Crocheted up Kira's scarf in the Purple Pansy handspun from last week (8 wpi).
Love how it's come out.
And what I do love about crocheting is how easy it is to change things, she forgot to tell me she wanted a picot edge so had to frog a bit to add that to both ends and so quick and easy to do.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

This weekends spun

A mini skein of Desert Sunset with Sari Silk - really like how this has turned out and will do a full skein.
Desert Sunset - this is the latest handspun and I'm really pleased with this one. Amazing how much easier and better it gets each time.
And Summer in Bloom, washed and in daylight, lol. (yes the sun has come out a bit today!)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

More handspun

Finished this today. I'm still loving spinning and getting better each time.

Oh and have washed it to relax the fibres and looks even better (and the colours are so much nicer than in this photo anyway) so hopefully it'll dry at some point, lol, even though the forecast is for rain, rain and more rain).

Friday, June 19, 2009

Monday's dye jobs

A couple I dyed on Monday night are finally dry!!!
Been so wet and miserable here this week.

200g 12 ply BFL in Desert Sunset, and 200g 12 ply BFL in Rainbow
and merino tops in Desert Sunset and Rainbow (100g each)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Purple Pansy Handspun - for Kira

Finished spinning this this morning. Getting better every time. This was dyed for Kira for a scarf for her. I'm sure she'll love it. Purple and Blue are her favourite colours!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Handspun - Ocean and Rose Flower

Super squishy!!!
Getting better!
Spun these two over the weekend.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

My new love

I am sooooo loving dyeing roving. I just love how the colours turn out and the beautiful softness and squishiness. Just need to get better at spinning, lol.

and also crocheted up this scarf with some handspun. Going to do some more in the purple/mist colourway and add to the outside edges.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Nappies for Nat

Just finished snapping these two nappies for Nat.

I haven't made a nappy in awhile so really enjoyed making these.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cherry blossom longies for Kristie

Just finished this set.
Longies in Apple Orchard colourway with cherry blossom embellishment and a matching pair of booties.
Very cute!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Dye jobs and Scarves

A few from the last week.
A few dye jobs.
50g Purple mist merino roving. 250g woolganics Summer in Bloom, 200g superwash merino - Choc Straw, 100 grams Choc Straw merino roving, 100g Pansy Sky merino roving.

Scarf - Thunder Faeries handspun from The Bird and the Fish This is really stunning with subtle purple sparkly bits.
And Violets in the Shade handspun scarf and handwarmers. Yarn from Jo at The Bird and the Fish

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Well I got a spinning wheel yesterday and just had to give it a go. Here is my first try. (I think it's not bad for a first effort!)

Also made this scarf on the weekend.

And a few dyed this week.

200g BFL Apple Orchard, 250g woolganics Summer Carnival, 250g woolganics Summer in Bloom