Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bit of an update

Ok....I know I haven't posted in a long time. Thats mainly because I have been crafting like crazy because its the holidays. Also you might have noticed that my blog looks a bit different now. I haven't come up with a proper name for it yet but I have decided that I need a proper crafting blog. One where I can post pictures of my crafty stuff and keep my patterns for people to use. :D

So back to what I have been doing. I have been spinning! The other day my mum and I went to the Bendigo woollen mills shop and bought 3 bags of fleece. Such yummy colours.....

This is another yarn I've been working on. Quite a while ago my grandma gave us some fleece as she didn't need it anymore. I have just started to use it in this combination that I'm going to call lemon butter. The chunky thick single is ready made roving and the thinner yarn is my first real attempt at spinning using a spindle. A few dying attempts and stained hands later and I got this bright yellow colour. I'd heard a bit about dying yarn naturally and decided to give it a go with some tumeric.

My latest project is these pair of socks for my Dad's birthday in august. I'm writing up the pattern as I go so expect to see it posted up here soon!

Thats all for now, I have to make the most of the last day of the holidays. Back to school tomorrow :(


elisabeth said...

Nice socks Nina . Where's my pair?

Arty Lady's blog said...

Great spinning. There is a great group on Ravelry called Melbourne spinners which you may like.