Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Sew and sew
My favorite was much simpler, obviously influenced by Klimt.
Here is a more detailed shot.
I love the fabrics and the whole effect was so rich. Considering brown is probably my least favorite colour it just goes to show how little that means when it is used well.
There was also a bag in similar fabrics shaped like a scarab beetle. Sorry the photo is a little blurry I obviously got too close.
Wouldn't that make a divine project bag?
Talking of bags the pattern for the patchwork bag which everyone in 'Doigts Agiles' seems to be making is still the project of the moment in all sorts of styles, sizes and crocheted as well as sewn. I finally succumbed and made one.
Aren't the fabrics lovely? I got them from Dale a wonderful woman originally from the US now living over here. She is retired but has a 'quilting barn' where she runs classes. It is reputedly full of yummy fabric. I am plotting to visit with a few friends as soon as funds allow.
In the meantime I received this yarn from Les Laine
six skeins of mercerised cotton and one skein of lace weight wool in ‘Barbie Rose’
Monday, June 19, 2006
Thanks to my Secret Pal
At last you get to see a photo of all the goodies my Secret Pal sent. Just as well the photo was still in the camera when it came back as the Peanut Butter Cups (yes I had already started them at this point) are long gone, the soap is fast disappearing and the supersoft roving is half spun. I have also started the Lacy Leaf Cocoon from the Crochet booklet (in SWTC bamboo, photos another time).
Thank you so much Secret Pal.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Time to Dye
I have done quite alot of dying for one project or another over the last couple of weeks and thought you might like to see some of the results. It has mostly been sock wool, some of which has gone off for swaps.
I have gone back to using the long skein method. It may be tedious but I didn't make half as much mess as when I used a warping board (I obviously didn't tie off in enough places) but I painted the yarn anyway and I will attempt to skein it... sometime.
These are the yarns I have sent off for my swaps this month. The one in shades of blue is for my June Project Spectrum Dyed Sock Wool partner and the other is for my Dye-O-Rama swap partner.
Here are some samples of them knitted up too.
Incidentally they are inside my first Kitty Pi for which I also dyed the wool. It is mostly used by Jenkins, seen here in complete abandon.
I have dyed up some more of this yarn as I have 4 more Kitty Pi's to go. I really like the rainbow one.
This is the same yarn I used to make my Olympic knitting. I bought 5 Kg from ebay in white. It is not the softest or most even yarn but dyes and felts beautifully. Here is the coat I made for the Olympics it is from Noro pattern #746 from Vol #18
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Sorry Secret Pal
Thursday, June 01, 2006
Project Spectrum May
Well now it is June which for Project Spectrum is blue month. So it is time to wrap up May. May was the green month. Look at the lovely sock yarn and bead markers dyed specially for me by my Project Spectrum dyed sock wool swap partner Danielle. Thanks Danielle. In May I dyed some of the mohair from our goats a lovely variegated green. It seems appropriate to include a photo of the Green Man in our garden as well.
Aujord’hui est le debut de Juin, le mois de bleu pour Project Spectrum. Mai était le mois de vert et j’ai recu des fil de chaussette et des repère maille en perles de mon amie de Project Spectrum Dyed Sock Wool Swap, Danielle. Merci, Danielle.