Wednesday, 29 June 2011

To die for

As I said yesterday I had my first attempt at dyeing yarn. I would probably be crying over it right now if I didn't think the salty tears would simply fix the dye further! Isn't it a shame there isn't such a thing as a yarn hospital where you send these well meaning projects to get mended?
I think the main reason I was eager for all to be well was I am really keen to start knitting the lovely Vitamin D by Heidi Kirrmaier - Nevermind maybe in future I should stick to the actual knitting bit and search for some lovely yarn on the internet
 The pale colour was a different composition thus a different shade, so its perhaps not quite as bad as this picture makes it look!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011


I quite often start knitting a project for myself having fallen in love with it to complete it and end up giving it away! However on this occasion it started out as a gift from the outset. Its the 'every which way' design and is off on its way to the lovely Jen who has been a huge support to me recently - keep your fingers crossed she likes it! I am also in the process of my first attempt at dyeing yarn so will let you know more tomorrow - lets hope there are no tears!

Monday, 27 June 2011

The joy of a finished project

Is there any feeling in the world nicer than finishing a project? - if only because it means the needles are free for another one!
Here a couple of pictures of the pattern which is now available on the website - and ravelry - Its called 'every which way' as I can think of no other way to explain how to wear it. There are six different ways so I think its the perfect wardrobe addition.

Winners of 'four play' to be announced later this week.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Everyone loves the Sunshine

I decided to make the most of the glorious weather today and went over to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. There was a exhibition by Jaumes Plensa so I just thought I would share these pictures.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

new friend

I went to my local antique centre this weekend and peeking out of a basket in the corner I found my new friend. She is about 2 inches tall and is soon to be made into a brooch. The reason she makes me smile so much is the cute shiny skirt contrasting with the red metal bovver boots - a truly modern woman!