Tuesday, October 23, 2018

...39...40...



I am counting the little reindeer, but I don't have a final figure that I am aiming at.  As many as I make will be the number.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Eucalyptus Dyeing

  

A very large gum tree near us dropped a branch in the recent winds.  I went over with my pot and snips and filled it.  I dyed the wool in a slightly different way to usual and simmered it for longer.  The mordant was citric acid.  Loving the rich brown.  It will lighten a little when dry.  I have slightly felted the yarn, nothing that can't be fixed, but it will make winding into a ball take a bit longer.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Another One



Little reindeer with Koolaid scarf.  He is a little bit fluffy because he is crocheted in alpaca from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Old Book of Poems

  

  



This lovely old book arrived yesterday.  Full of lots and lots of lovely illustrations.  It is a first edition, dated 1872 and it has hardly been read in all those years.  Mary Howwitt's Poems:  Birds and Flowers.  Sketches of Natural History. Illustrated by Giacomelli.  It is hard to photograph, but even the gold page edging is in excellent condition.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wool Winder



It was my birthday yesterday and one of my presents was this lovely wooden wool winder.  And thanks for the yarn Jo, I had something to wind with my new toy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Jumper Knitting



The little jumper is coming along, but there wasn't any done yesterday, I wasn't very well and there wasn't much of anything done.  But feeling better today, so back to it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In The Garden



The yellow clivia is flowering.  We didn't know we had a yellow clivia.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Koolaid Dyeing

  

The skeins wrapped into very nice balls.  The colourful one is being knitted into a little jumper, quite like the colour mix.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Spinning Finds



Went to the Textile Bazaar at the Handspinners and Weavers Guild yesterday.  Bought a niddy noddy, a pair of deadly combs and some handspun yarn, all very cheap.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

...39...40...

I am counting the little reindeer, but I don't have a final figure that I am aiming at.  As many as I make will be the number.