Thursday, 10 July 2014

New (old) Toy

Getting started; Base and first coat of black. I am leaving the rest unpainted wood and will be finishing that with a nice coat of wax. The wheel and tredle will be decorated further once I either find my brushes or break down and buy new ones. And when I find just the right design.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Colours simply for fun!

A first look at the yarn. Only a two ply and looks kinda cool.

Started this yarn out with coloured rolags and spun in random order. Causing a bit of a colour block effect on the bobbins. You can see this in the second picture.

I'm going to have to say this yarn has a rather rustic look and feel, though it is a bit loftly or plush? for a 2ply. The colours have a sort of country'ish feel/look to them.

It was fun. I certainly do like how this yarn turned out.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Lace Curtains

I really truely have no idea how perfectly/terribly these will turn out to be. This is right up there with some of the biggest changes within my knit and crochet world.
So far I really love it and find it quite preferable at this moment.

You can find the pattern from the following link.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014


How exciting! Hopefully by summer I will not only have my hands on a ton of mohair but I should have a bunch of yarn spun too! Fingers crossed :)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

My Icelandic Star cardigan

Rather excited to have found a pattern that will will work with the yarn I've been spinning. Really really excited even. Though I'm not as excited about the red... I'm thinking a nice green and bare yarn instead of the blue. Keeping the yellow and maybe..... Well I'm not really sure what colour to use in place of the Grey.

I just finished the math and though it is a little disheartening, I'm still very excited about this project. I currently have approximately 589.14 yards and if that number is correct, I will need another 827.86 yards of yarn. Guess I better get carding and spinning!

 It's a tight fit but it's all I've got. Really excited now that I have all the yarn finished for my main colour!

I've decided on Teal! The other colours...those are still a little undecided. When it's all said and done I'm sure it will turn out.

So here it is in all it's Teal glory! I say this for a few simple yet very intriguing reason's. Though my intention was to have 100% colour saturation, this is the final result. Tiny spots of bare yarn poke through here and there. Some strands are richer in colour, where others have a combination of light and dark that are so varied.

My first worry however was that the colour itself would be too light and too blue. Which is why I added more dye than I normally would have. Did I mean for it to end up exactly this way with such varied degrees in colour? Not even slightly! Do I like how it turned out? Absolutely!!

Honestly, before I even finished rinsing it I had fallen for the colour. Hahaha I know. I'm getting a little yarn crazy here. I even started to really like the colour variations.

I just can't get a decent pic... Anyway, this one will have to do.

Second colour down and two more to go. Lilac will be replacing the grey in the original pattern.

 And my yellow is done! More orange yellow but looks good.

 And pink!!

Up until this point I have been so excited about how my yarn was turning out...and then....

... I started knitting my sweater.

I have no idea why my brain didn't put it together... Easter!!! Gah!!! Why did I do this to myself!?

Sure the colours go together rather lovely...but why!? I'm a little too old for this Easter sweater thing....

After all this work and it turning into an array of Easter wool... I want to cry!!! of last night I have decided I just can't continue with this sweater... At least not with these colours. I've decided that I'm going to put it off until I spin (yes...I'm going to go through all of that again) more yarn...and use dye that is much earthier than the Easter colours I wound up with this time.

As for this Easter yarn...I'm going to knit up a really cute little jacket with lining and maybe a hood... At least that's the plan right now.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Neon Circus Socks - pattern

So excited to say, the pattern for Neon Circus Socks is up for sale on my Ravelry account!!

Friday, 28 February 2014

Aside from mittens and scarves for kids, not a lot has been getting done.
I have taken a bit of a break from my spinning to finish a pair of socks for my daughter. Poor girl has been waiting since before Christmas for these socks! Not to mention the pattern has been in the works as well.
Now that they are done and being used rather thoroughly I have had some time to start another pair and finish up the pattern as well. And I am so excited about these socks!! I keep wanting to share pictures of them every chance I get but I don't want to spoil the excitement before I can get the pattern finished. Which I will put up for sale on Ravelry as soon as I can.

Also excited about an order I put it for a small handful of needles. As soon as they show up, which hopefully will be early next week, I will be able to get back to work on a sweater for one of my boys. Once that is done I will most certainly have to get to work on a second one in order to keep the other from being jealous... though the choice in colour is not only changing constantly but rather interesting as well.
I will certainly post some pictures of the sweater when it's finished. As well as some very basic instructions.