Thursday, December 21, 2006

Knitting Accessories

Back from family holidays with just one holiday snap - knitting essentials for the car. The Cadbury choc is just as important as the yarn and needles... (Sock number 2 - or part thereof -absorbing chocolate by osmosis)

And one more knitting "accessory" - Breville are now producing an ALMIGHTY sized crockpot which can cook multiple nights worth of wholesome meals for table and freezer - FREEING UP UNTOLD HOURS OF KNITTING/SPINNING/FIBRE FUN TIME!! Woo hoo!!!

Have a happy and healthful Christmas everyone. See you in the new year.

Friday, December 08, 2006

!! Spins and Needles Issue 3 Now Available !!

Well, issue 3 of our free online magazine "Spins and Needles" is now available on our website. Scroll down the webstore home page and click on the link to download the magazine.
Our web store will be closed for one week while we take a break with the family. Any orders received while we are away will be filled from 19 December.
Enjoy the magazine!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Mood Swings

I've managed to squeeze some spinning time into this busy time of year. Rainbow sprinkles is now plied - handpainted pure finn.

I also spun the "Smokey Rose" merino top I dyed a while ago. This was spun in a slubby style and plied with a lovely shiny pink embroidery thread.

Then I latched on to some cashmere/finn top I had handpainted with some left over dyes a while back - unfortunately I didn't write down the dye recipe!! I LOVE IT!! It's called it "Mood Swings" due to the battering it took at the wheel during the "Great Kitchen Renovation Disaster of 2006" that has been going on at our house.

These yarns have been popped on to the webstore and etsy store. I'm thinking of taking off with Mood Swings myself...