Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Here is what has arrived in the post over the last few weeks. There is so many beautiful things out in the world and it is so easy to become caught up in our consumer society. However, on the other side of things, I like to think that most of the time I'm supporting small business. I have promised myself to behave until my stash becomes a little smaller but must admit I don't know if I can trust myself.

Firstly we have lots of Estonian Shetland type fibre.
These are the Evilla Lace on the left and Evilla Art Yarn on the right from Astrid's Dutch Obsessions.

And some Evilla for spinning. The green is a batt while the multi is preyarn. This can either be knitted as is which would be great for felting but in my case I've chosen to add some spin. These are also from Astrid's.

From Webs was this order. I don't often buy myself pretty, girly things but I fell in love with this dellaQ bag. The yarn is Louet Riverstone in Caribou for my Asymmetrical Cabled Cardi by Yahaira Ferreira.

On the spinning side some roving arrived from The Spinners Emporium:

and Crocus
And finally some buttons. This collection is your Yuki Designs I have already used two from the bottom ones on my Loppem.

and this collection from Lala Supply

So now I'm off to have a little fun. As you can imagine not being able to do much last week was very frustrating.

Keep smiling :-)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I've not totally disappeared

I have, however, had sick children home from school all last week. Not very conducive to any working for me. Fortunately they have recovered and were packed back off to school yesterday.

Today I thought I might introduce you to my work areas. I have 4 specific areas around the house assigned to my different activities.

In the lounge would be my most used area as this is where I sit and knit with everything I would normally need at my fingertips.

Then the library (the house plan called it a dining room) is my spinning space. I have both my spinning wheel set up here and my spindles are on the table.

Behind the lounge is the weaving zone. My wonderful man made me the frame for my rigid heddle which makes it much easier to use. The table loom is an Ashford 4 shaft which I'm yet to learn how to use.
My final space is my actual workroom which these days could be better called the storage room. It is where I do my finishing, blocking and photography and sometimes the occasional bit of sewing.And this is the kids workspace. I only rearranged it yesterday because I was tired of not being able to walk down the hallway. Hopefully they will be a bit better contained.

Next post I'll show you some of the goodies that have arrived in the post over the last couple of weeks.

Keep smiling :-)