Saturday, August 16, 2008

Inspiration to Dye For!!

After the inspirational fibery goodness of my previous posting, I took the next step and ordered these goodies from DT Craft & Design

There are 4 squeezy bottles, and 3 primary colours plus some measuring spoons. I'm going to have fun playing with them next week : )

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Autumn Rainbows

While my camera was AWOL I received this wonderful fibery treat from Babylonglegs. It is 100g corriedale custom hand-dyed by her in the colours I love as part of a swop:

And, of course, new fibre means a new spindle to spin it on, so DH made me this one:

A very basic shaft with minimal shaping and a cup hook. The shaft and whorl are both Beech and it weighs about 45g. See you later - I'm off to play with my new toys : )

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Skiing and Knitting

DH and DS got washed out on their canoeing and camping trip and returned home early - wet but OK. We had some free time still so decided last Thursday to go to the Snowdome at Tamworth. It looked a bit scary from where I sat - and this isn't the top!!!

What goes up:

Must come down:

I stayed safely at the bottom, knitting the front of a cricket jumper for DS : )

We now all have the dreaded lurgy but are hoping to see the Hologram exhibition in Rugby next week.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Pyjama Game

No photos this time as DH and DS have taken the camera with them on their hols. While they are away camping and canoeing down the River Wye I have taken over the lounge to do some sewing.

Poor DH hasn't got a pair of pyjamas that fit him. He has never had a pair of pyjamas that fit him properly since he was 17 years old. Pyjamas for 'normal' height men leave him with a cold back, cold ankles and cold wrists and he looks like Worzel Gummidge in them. However - I have a cunning plan : )

I am going to make him 4 pairs of pyjamas - 2 cotton ones for Summer and 2 flannelette ones for Winter. The cutting out begins today. I have adapted the sewing pattern for hugeness ie. added 4 inches to the length of arms, legs and top. I have washed and ironed said material to pre-shrink it cos its all 100% cotton. I have ironed said material - 4 x 7 metres. Now for the cutting out!!!

Watch this space - I may be back later with vile expletives and weary wailings LOL