Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Welcome to the real World

Here I am, a brand new spinner. And now I know for sure, working with wool has truly become a passion. I only lack a few sheep in the back garden.
It all begun with a spinning wheel. A few days ago she brought me an Ashford Kiwi

(Where is Igglepiggle hiding?)

And not only the wheel, she made me this gorgeous threading hook

and dyed some sliver in the most beautiful colours. I love them both!

This afternoon I had my first spinning lesson. Learned how to spin, how to ply and even Navajo plying. The first photo shows some BFL, the photo at the bottom is a merino.

I think this will become an addiction...

Friday, 19 September 2008


Grandma to Dory: "Look, that is the 'Binnen-Dieze'(a small river that runs underneath and through the city). Next summer we might do a tour on it."

Dory: "Don't bother. I cannot swim."

Grandma: "Oh no, we don't have to swim, we will take a boat."

Dory: "It will be crowded with sharks in the water."

Grandma, puzzled: "Well, if you don't want to..."

Dory: "Allright then. I'll go with you and keep my eyes closed..."

More impressions of this city

St. Johns Cathedral

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

How Charity Wool became a Baby Cardigan

A while ago I bought some terrific yarn in one of those st Luke's Hospice shops for a nice price. Soft enough, superwash, 20% lambs/ 80% merino. Only the colour, sage, was not to my liking.

After the dyebath it looked like this

Now, a few months later, I've knitted 3 skeins into this pretty cardigan, better known as Helena

Really a pleasure to knit. Now it is packed and tomorrow it will be in the post to this precious baby girl.

Wonders of Nature

Monday, 8 September 2008

Long time, no see

Due to moving home a long time passed since the last time I published something on this blog. This post is just to let you know I did not fell of the earth. Most of the boxes are unpacked, although I am still looking for the sewing machine, which is not to be find anywhere.

Here some photos of a few things I did knit, like a Lucy
and a tote. More about these projects on the Swap Blog (in Dutch)

And a few pairs of socks. These for Dory, a pair of Infant's Fancy Silk Socks in her favourite colour

And for me a pair of Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern