Friday, August 7, 2009

first pictures of my spinning

so like i said. i took part in the Tour de Fleece. I loved all the spinning i did. I carded alot of my blue and purple BL/Finn x EL/Corr x BL/Corr. It's lovely. Have made probably 6 or 7 skeins of this.

Here is an example of the spun yarn.

From Tour de Fleece 09

that was my major spinning project. I still havent gotten thorough it all. Once i have a minute i will be knitting it into a simple sweater. Its from Ravelry and its called Elli. I will post photos when i start.

Try again

I have been very bad and have not updated this in months. but seeing as i am trying to take part in many swaps on Ravelry (another thing to feed my addiction) i thought i should give people a bit more info for better stalking.

I have been doing heaps of spinning in the last couple of months. i took part in the Tout De Fleece which was great. it forced me to do something every day. I have slackened off since the end of that. bit i have still spun a few times.

anyway. Back to work.

More detailed updates to come.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Hand spinning

Originally uploaded by WillowFairy

My second attemped at hand spinning. The yarn is very fine but i will be plying it with itself so it should turn out great. i hope. I am really loving spinning at the moment and i cant wait to do more with the drop spindles and my spinning wheel.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thank you

Thanks for all the well wishes. I have been naughty and not blogging. My friend Amber gets out of the hospital today. She had a very rough time but will be glad to go home. She is healing and hopefully she will be ok soon.

I am still working on my Love Blanket. The wedding is on Saturday. I am just doing the trim for so hopefully it will be done on time but I have a busy schedual for the rest of the week. I am also in the middle of Ambers leg. Hope to finish that soon too.

I spent my first lot of Etsy exercise dollars on some yarn from Spacefrog. Its purple! Go check out her yarns. I love them all!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

please send out good thoughts

My best friend Amber is going into hospital because she needs her leg amputated due to a bone cancer. I am sure she would really appreciate some good vibes/thoughts/prays sent her way. Anesthetics is never good for her. she can react so badly to them so she needs all the help she can get. She will be going into hospital tomorrow and having the operation on Thursday. I will let you know how it all goes.

Good deeds

I like the feeling I get when I do something nice for someone. At least I hope they like it. I found a seller on Etsy that I thought had great products at great prices. has some great scarves, socks, roving and more at really good prices, and they are from Australia so shipping is good for me too. I found her when I did a search for Australian sellers in the knitting catagory because I was looking for a shawl for someone. I didn't find one but I found this shop. I haven't bought anything from her yet because I haven't earn't enough etsy dollars to start spending but I sent her a convo to tell her how much I loved her shop.

She hasn't had many sales yet and she doesn't have time to promote herself and so I thought I would nominate her for a sneak attack. I love sneak attacks they are a fabulous idea and you can find out all about it at Basically they choose a shop with very few sales and publish a link to that shop at a certain time and everyone who knows about these sneak attacks will go and check out the shop and buy something if they like anything in there. It is just a great way to get people to stores that they might not get to see. I really love sneak attacks and have participated in a couple of them myself. There is always an etsy forum thread about the current attacks so go and check out the handmade movement blog.

Anyway, I emailed Micheal at and asked him to consider the Spacefrog shop for a sneak attack. Unfortunately because she dosent have many items under $10 the shop might not do as well on a sneak attack. But her prices are great. I recommend you checking it out. So instead of a sneak attack he wrote a blog post about the shop. hopefully people still go and check out the shop.

My only fear is that by the time I have earned a few more etsy dollars so I can go and buy something there myself it will all be gone.

Monday, March 2, 2009

new things

So I know that I am trying to not start too many new things before I finish my old things. But I have just finished my waving chevron scarf, I have even blocked it. I started a lace scarf for my mother using the Dragons Song bamboo yarn making the branching out scarf. But its a bit hard to do on the bus because I am having to read a chart for the first time. And I have been doing a lot of work on my love blanket. But Its Connell's grandmothers birthday on the weekend. She is lovely and gets me birthday and xmas presents so I thought I would get her a shawl. But there were none in Australia on Etsy that I like for the Nana so I decided I would make a simple one myself. Its coming along nicely and quickly. I only started it yesterday and I am halfway done. It is a simple stockinette stitch shawl with a knit front and back at each end and a yarn over either side of the centre stitch. So it is expanding pretty rapidly. I am a bit worried that it wont be flowy enough. But if it isnt then I can always knit another one in time using bigger needles.

Oh and I wen on a 4 hour bush walk yesterday. It was fun.