Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Hundred day hustle

I have just come across this (via Rachelle, and figured I may as well join in.

Kelsey Sews

So, for a list of things to get done (in no particular order, mostly).

1. Finish knitting shawl (deadline mid October)
2. Assemble Christmas stocking
3. Lightweight jacket for The Monkey
4. New sunhat for The Monkey
5. Overdue wedding present to weave

And things that would be nice to get done:
1. Finish half made socks
2. Make a start on Papillon Around the World embroidery
3. Organise craft room some more!
4. Finish spinning purple corriedale

I think that's enough list for now, time to go and fish The Monkey out of mischief again.

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fluff acquisition

I went to the Wigram Spinners open day yesterday, and acquired some pretty fibre.

From Heavenly Wools:

Salamander on dark grey

From Felt and Fibre::

And from Wabi Sabi Fibres:


There were a few other things I was tempted by, but luckily someone else bought them before I failed to resist any longer.

In other news, I passed my spinning course, and should have everything back in a few days. With any luck I will feel a bit less grumpy with the merino when I next see it.

The shawl is progressing slowly, but no photos of that for a couple of months. It's for a swap, so I will post photos after it has arrived.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Spinning done! Hooray!

Sent it off today. I failed to take photos before it went, but will take some when it comes back.  One less deadline thing on the go now (and only nearly a month late...)

Next I have a shawl to finish, and some napkins to weave. And then I might almost feel like spinning again.

Monday, 3 September 2012

More embroidery finished

There will be some weaving eventually, honest! And in the meantime:

(Details in the middle hidden for privacy reasons)