Friday, April 30, 2010

Preview of sock yarn and first bamboo dry

Preview of yarns for next weeks stocking.
A few lovely hand dyed sock yarns.
And the first of the hand dyed 8 ply bamboo that's dry.

Last April One off special - 15% off all hand dyed yarn!!

Was just thinking of what to put up for today's special being the last one and decided to make it a good one!!
15% off all Zanz hand dyed yarn!!!

Head on over to ArtEZan to grab a bargain and stock up for winter knitting.

And added bonuses - yarn qualifies for the mother's day special - so any purchase over $15 also qualifies for a FREE Gift!! And tomorrow is the ArtEZan Kiddie sling giveaway draw and by creating an ArtEZan account and signing up for our newsletter you will be in the running to win it!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Swap from Carrie

Received this lovely swap today.
Gorgeous Michael Miller fabric.
Scrummy yarn (am guessing dyed by Carrie). Love the colours in this - very me! Lovely to have yarn dyed by someone else.
Two flat fats - love them both - esp the leaf one.
A lovely notepad.
5 lovely bracelets!!!! And they all go together to mix and match in blues and browns.
A lovely pen. Ribbon, Smiggle highlighter (Which dd1 just tried to run off with - she is a smiggle addict).
2 lovely bird candle holders.
And some choccies (still intact - how good am I!)

Feeling very spoilt. Love it all!
So any ideas what I should make with the fabric?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

WOW Lots and lots of yarn!!!

Look what I just got delivered!!!!
Lots of lovely undyed yarn - merino, organic merino, BFL, bamboo and sock yarn!!!!!!!
I don't think post can get any better than this lot!!!

Longies finished last night

Really pleased with these longies - knit using the blues merino (shades of blue, green and dark purple) with black trim.

Just need to create a chart for the embellishment now.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Bag to be felted

Here is the bag finished and ready to be felted. Really happy with the pattern for this one. Will publish it on when I have finished it and sure it works once felted. Was a very quick and easy knit too.

And also a better shot of the blue merino - only the one skein this time as the other one is 1/2 way through a pair of longies.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Blue and purplesc

This organic merino dried today.
And spent the afternoon finishing off a felted bag with material panels. Will photograph it tomorrow. Really pleased with it after a bad start involving missing rulers and broken sewing machine needles!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Zanz Hand dyed cotton - Stocking tonight on ArtEZan

Tonight at 8pm AEST I'll be doing a small stocking of hand dyed cottons.
There are 8, 10 and 12 ply cotton yarn as well as some bags and socks - perfect for Mother's Day gifts. (and remember all Mother's Day orders over $15 also receive a FREE gift!)
Zanz hand dyed yarn on ArtEZan

Also stocking tonight these gorgeous medium longies in Purple Dream handspun!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just submitted a pattern to Ravelry

Rather excited, I finally got around to submitting the pattern for the tank top I made Lara last year to Ravelry. Rather cool to see it in the patterns list!
It's available for free download from ArtEZan as well.
There is just the one size to fit a size 1-2 at the moment, but I really like the pattern and must work on larger sizes for her.

Hand spun Longies

Oooooh these are just so gorgeous. As soon as I'd started knitting these I wished I'd kept this for myself!!
Medium longies in Purple Dream colourway. This is handspun 100% merino.
These are so so soft and the colours just have to be seen to be appreciated (esp for a purple fan like me!)

Swap including felted bag

Sent off this swap last week. Forgot to get a decent photo of the felted and embellished bag though!!!
There is a hand dyed bag, hand dyed yarn (cotton), the felted bag (embellished with a red beaded flower), stitch markers and bookmark all created by me, as well as some FQ's and tree of life hand painted material squares, tree of life pendant and of course some snakes to eat.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ArtEZan - Kiddie sling giveaway!

Join the ArtEZan (stockists of Zanz hand dyed) facebook page to find out how to be in the draw to win this gorgeous kiddy sling!
Perfect for the little girl that loves to carry her dollies around (and a great saviour for mum as you don't have to carry them when she gets bored!) and for big sisters and brothers!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dyeing again

After a couple of weeks off I've started dyeing again.
A couple of cottons done this week.
Forest Sky (earthy browns and greens with blue - this didn't photograph too well) and Aqua Girl (pinks, purples and aqua).

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Purple dream handspun

Recently finished this handspun - 12 ply merino in purple dream colourway. There were 2 skeins totally 150g + but I've already knit one of them. Wish I'd made this into something for me as I so love this one!

Friday, April 2, 2010

April One off specials

Join the ArtEZan facebook page to keep up to date with the one off specials throughout April.
I will be randomly discounting Zanz yarns and other items on ArtEZan - be the first to nab a great bargain!
Currently on special is a gorgeous sock yarn - Velvet Night at 25% off.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The girls Easter Parade

Was the girls easter parade at school today.

Primary kids do crazy hair (and she won a prize!)
And infants decorate hats at school.