Wednesday, 12 December 2012

12 12 12

I can't remember if I showed you the bunny that stayed with me as a paying guest but just incase I didnt (I really should look back but I'm being lazy.

A few other bits and bobs have absorbed my time..

Two of these, lovely and squishy book covers. They are artists note books with lovely cartridge paper and the ribbons hold them closed. The brown  bronze fabric was some I bought this year at Embsay and the pink last year. Sooner or latter every thing gets used.

I also made one of these. I made myself a big bag a few years ago, and when ever I go anywhere it gets crammed with my clothes, ipad and anything else I need. It turned out to be a really handy bag. Hopefully this new one will be just as useful to its eventual owner. Well it is nearly christmas  ..

Oh and just incase you think I gave up....

I think its lace weight since it is 18 WPI ok some bits are a little thicker than others but not massively, 4 1/2oz but I have yet to measure the yardage. Ryeland and I dyed it with Dylon hand dye...not sure if Id use that again.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

baked beans on toast

So yesterday was bitterly cold, icy and snowy but there were blue skies, a day you could get on with. Today is wet grey and horribly numbingly cold the sort of day that puts me in a real bad mood. :(

As a single on the bobbin

wound round a loo roll centre trying to become a centre pull ball, pre-plying.

After much swearing a plyed bobbin's worth(ish)

That's one small skein for man.......

All I can think of is baked beans on toast now........cant think why...burnt toast at that!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Fluff n stuff

A little dying with food colouring the photos don't show really how rich the colour is in RL, I am sure I will eventually get into this dying lark. Since my new lovely Drum Carder by Classic Carders arrived, and while over all the process is probably no faster gram for gram than using hand carders, I am enjoying the ease with which I can card bats and make my own roving.

Meanwhile I have also done a little seasonal sewing, unfortunately the pictures are blurry :( but here's a little teaser of what's been under my needle

and to add to the Christmassy effect it snowed in the night!!