Saturday, March 22

New Item Added Today and Happy Easter :)

First up:


Seafoam has been added to my Etsy shop today. Its slightly chunkier than what is already on offer, but is still classed as aran/worsted weight.

In other news, i'm slowly working on some projects. Hand dying has kind of taken over, but i cant help it. Its definitely a labour of love.
As you can see two projects have been scrapped in the sidebar.
The Crochet Me shrug was scrapped, as I figured i could knit or crochet my own design and not have to buy expensive yarn to make it ( heck, i could use my own hand dyed yarn if i wanted).

And the Sirdar cardigan has been 'secretly' scrapped. I love Click and cabling is fun but i dont think i picked the right shade for the cardigan...its too dark to show off the cabling and seems a waste. Thats my own fault and i now have 10 balls of Click to play with... luckily Click is such a standard DK weight that im sure i can find something.... I need to find something! Just a standard knit cardi would be good.

The Roxy wrap needs attention. And photographs. The sleeves are done, and half a front XD. I think i will make this top priority .... right after a couple of things...

I have half a Bigga shoulder bag done. I think i will get the other half done tonight. Bigga is fantastic. It knits up so incredibly quickly. I think i did the first half in a matter of 2 or 3 hours!

I have hand dyed some sock yarn for myself.

Grapevine Sockyarn

This is more of a test than anything else. I want to know how colourfast my dye method is and whether or not the 75% Pure New Wool, 25% Polyamide blend will survive a 30 degree gentle wash cycle in the old washing machine.... i will be absolutely GUTTED if they felt but it is something that must be found out.
Wednesday, March 19

Still here

Blast it. I haven't updated here in a while, I've been meaning to but never got round to it. I think its because i was so worked up about a job interview that i fudged.

A proper update will be posted tomorrow. This is kind of a 'I'm still alive' post ;)

But in other news, veronica1566 of Etsy has featured Grapevine in her Etsy Treasury. Be sure to check out her selection :D
Thursday, March 6

Dying, Baking and Tagged

Busy busy again.

I've dyed some more yarn today, expect to see photos of those soon :) In the meantime, heres yesterdays fun:


Grapevine will be available on Etsy 2008/03/08

And todays fun, aside from dying yarn, involved baking:

Gingerbread people

Gingerbread People

The kitchen smells wonderful at the moment!

In other news I have been tagged by fellow UK Etsy-ian spiralsun65!

The rules are:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, 7 facts:

  1. For about a year, i tried on and off to learn knitting. In the end, it was a pair of 20mm needles that saved the day and of course, my mum ;)
  2. I love polaroids
  3. I believe college was the best time of my life
  4. I bite my nails constantly
  5. I can roll my tongue and also touch the tip of my nose with it. How i found that out is beyond me >.>;
  6. I drink too much tea
  7. I prefer to get up early as i find i feel more motivated to accomplish things

I tag...


Hope you guys havent been tagged with this meme before!
Tuesday, March 4

Hand Dyed Yarns

....are so much fun to make.
I love the process.


Tropical will be available on Etsy 2008/03/06


Globe is now available on Etsy

I think i'll be taking pictures of my yarn dying process tomorrow :3

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