Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Window Sheep Family

The sheep family living on my studio window ledge is growing. T gave me the small sheep with the wooden head last week.
No photos to prove it but today I went to Melbourne to the Craft Show with Missy Mao Mao. We went on an early train and were there when the doors opened. Most of our looking was done before the crowds. I had a few things to collect, some city shopping to do and then came home.
After having a cuppa I dyed some 8 ply yarn in greens. Lots more yarn to dye
tomorrow as I desperately need to restock for Arts Centre Market on Sunday. My yarn comes on large cones after being spun at the mill and I then have to wind it into hanks for dyeing. Glad I have enough hanks for this weeks dyeing but next week its back to the hanking again..

Friday, July 17, 2009


Today I posted my samples for the Fibre Sampler boxes. Check the Ewe Beaut Blog for more info.

I dyed fleece and pencil yarn. Other supplier's products will be included in the boxes so it will be a great way to touch and test yarns before you buy.

Knitting has been a little slow over the past couple of days as I have been spinning for orders. Tomorrow I am having a day off. Maybe spend some time in the garden, walk the dogs with Brie and knit.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Knitting Week

This is a scarf knitted lengthwise on circular needles. I used Chunky yarn, silk ribbon mohair and 8 ply yarn. All the yarns are hand dyed in mulberry, purples, blues and a touch of rust and light brown.
Have been wanting to knit a neck scarf for ages and finally finished this scarf. I used the softest hand spun grey wool from my sheep and added an orange/rust detail with buttonholes. In the button stash I found 2 perfect carved buttons. Plan the knit more of these scarves with different colour detail. This style of scarf is very warm.

Friday, July 10, 2009


These beautil flowers were waiting for me when I returned from the market last Sunday. I have no idea what they are called. The colours are so subtle and soft I dyed yarn to match!

A busy week dyeing wool and making hats. I made this hat for a customer who just missed out on purchasing a similar hat at the market. This morning I will post 2 hats to the customer. Hats are such a personal item I thought if I send 2 hats there is a choice.

And I've been dyeing chunky yarn - lots and lots. This is a hank I would like to keep but have put it on Etsy.

And here is great winter colour mix. This is an 8 ply English Leicester and Corriedale wool blend.
This yarn is also on Etsy

So with lots of work I have stocked the shop again.

On Tuesday Ballarat Dustteam members met for a coffee and a chat. Tuesday night was a Raveller knitting get together at The Boathouse. Must take camera next time.

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