Friday, May 25, 2012

Trips to the local.......

This week there have been a few trips to the local Post Office.  I managed to get all the orders finished and the 2 parcels off to the Alice Springs Beanie Festival. The Beanie Festival is for beanies and tea cosies.  Surprised with tea cosies at the beanie festival???  I sell quite a few beanies as hats.

A mix of pinks in this chunky yarn hat.

Yellows and aqua purples. 

Lots of rain here today.  Now the rain has eased I'm off to the studio to spin.  This morning I was working on tea cosies.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sock Time

Sock yarn ready to be labelled for the markets.

Packing is nearly finished for 2 markets tomorrow.  I have been listening to knitting podcasts as I plait and label yarn.

Still time to finish more tea cosies this afternoon.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Markets This Weekend

This morning we woke up to a frost so now is the time you really need a tea cosy. This weekend Hawthorne Cottage will be at 3 markets, Wesley Hill (Castlemaine) and Buninyong Farmers Market on Saturday and Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday.

These are 3 of the new tea cosies for the markets.  I am going to the studio to finish some more.   Then I'll be at the dye pot for the remainder of the day and tomorrow.
Now I need to let the chooks(chickens) and goose out for breakfast.  I am late as I have a cold and a bit slow getting started.

Have almost finished the sheep coats for our 2 oldest sheep - they get some colour!! So lots to get done. Will be back with more photos.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Special Treasure

This is a doiley case/cover made by my mother.  All the small doilies were kept here.  I used to love putting away the starched doilies when I was a child. The doilies felt so good and had a fresh smell. I still have all the doilies which I will wash and starch and put in their special cover.

A close up of the flowers on the front.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Colours this week

I dyed an apricot and a mix of apricot and grey.

Also dyed my Scarlet Pimpernel colourway as well as a lush orange mix.
These yarns are available here on my website
Have lots more yarns to list tomorrow.
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