Tuesday, 25 November 2008

And the winner is...

Your name came out of the hat! Congratulations! I'll make you a nice parcel and send it out by the end of the week.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Yarn to give

Today is a special day for me. I am not going to point out why, it is not significant. Though on account of that special day I want to give something away

It's two skeins of Blue Faced Leicester in the 'Blue Jeans' colourway and a skein of Tencel/ Merino sock yarn in violet.
If anyone out there would like to have this yarn (and a bit more), please leave a comment on this post, saying something nice. No matter on what person or subject, just be kind.

Let's make this a short 'contest'. It will close by Sunday night (23-11-2008), my daughter will pick the winner on Monday.

Spinning BFL

Along with my spinning wheel I got that beautiful sliver from her.

The aqua-blue-spruce looks now more like this

I love how it turned out! I tried my very best to spin thicker than usual. This is about 100m/ 100g, so mission accomplished.

I know, I know, it is not perfect yet. I do have to practice and to learn a lot, but it is getting somewhere.

And this is the reddish BFL I posted about earlier. Yes, you are looking at a lot of small skeins. That is what one gets when having a 4 year old with a new pair of Ladybird scissors near a drying hank.

Gifts by Mail

First of all: my sincere apologies to Darcy, Tessa and Olga for the delay in posting about your thoughtful gifts.

Because of moving home, Darcy sent me this beautiful cable needle, including necklace (well thinking Darcy!) and a cute yellow pouch to hold it

And also because of the move, Tessa sent a complete parcel. Hand dyed cotton in the back, shower gel and shampoo, chocolate biscuits, a yarn guage and tea.

This photo shows the cotton more clear: knitting it up to dish cloths. The colouring is just amazing!

All the gifts were packed in this colourful bag

Very much to my surprise I also found a gift from Olga in the post. Meant as a 'thank you' to my hubby for buying loads of Kool Aid when he was in Orlando and to me for distributing it. A set of very Dutch recipe note cards. The harmonica is obviously for Dory

Thank you ladies for these special gifts!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Playground Equipment

Today at the playground we saw one of those... things. As it was at the playground we supposed it was meant to play with. But we could not discover how to use.
Maybe you know: one of those very futuristic designs, primary colours and definitely not a common slide, climbing frame or whatsoever.
"What is this?" Dory asked.
"I don't have a clue," I had to admit.
She walked around it, scrutinising.
"I know what this is! It's a spinning wheel for careless children!"