So it’s now decided I NEED a Niddy Noddy to re -skein my hand dyed yarn I was all set to storm march into town when Beloved informed me we have bit’s & bobs in his man cave to make a PVC pipe one ~ but before he could find the pieces there was some ‘stuff’ he needed to first…..with Moo’s help
Being the patient person I am ….. please read that as “Just get on with your project so I can get on with mine” I busied myself with a new yarn dyeing project & a little knitting ~ Beloved took an age then early evening announced ” I can’t find all the bits you need” perhaps you will have to go into town tomorrow after all …a veil of disappointment descended.
This morning as I was wrestling into my coat to go into town Beloved came rushing into the cottage declaring “Ta Dah”
WOW not only is it reusing pieces from his man cave it actually looks like a vintage piece ~ I will be using it as a decorative item in my crafting den when not in use.
Beloved has pointed out he has 3 spindles left should a Niddy Noddy be this years must have item ….. he’s not expecting a rush LOL
For anyone who read my post on hand painting yarn well my yarn had dried and now I’m ready for a ……
Seriously here is my yarn 🙂
Another shot ….. you know just because I can LOL
This is where I need your input ~ I’m undecided whether to name it ‘Autumn Leaf” or ‘Autumn Time’ …. or if you can recommend a suitable moniker I’m all ears. For anyone thinking of trying yarn dyeing for themselves give it a go ~ you have absolutely nothing to loose and everything to gain ~ you will have a bespoke yarn that lets your creativeness shine and in my humble opinion there is no such thing as a yarn dyeing fail 🙂
I’ve been at a lost the last few weeks, sadness over K9 ( see previous post) then Beloved decided to partake of the Lurgy pre Christmas ….and well … seeing as it was free I decided I’d give in and try said Lurgy myself, I’ll not be so eager to share next time let me tell you !! So this left me feeling I ought to leave my comfort zone and try a little something I’ve not had a go at before YARN DYEING !!!!!!
I needed a little inspiration so took to hunting through some of my photos and came up with this one
Now to turn this vision into a hand panted yarn extravaganza, much throwing of dye and holding of breath was involved to create this
My latest project has begun, as my confidence is growing with crochet I thought I’d give another blanket a whirl, firstly because I LOVE BLANKETS and secondly repeating row after row of stitches really fixes them into my scatterbrain. The blanket I’m trying I found at Cherry Heart here is a sneak peek at my version,
This isn’t a difficult stitch ~ if it was I’d have given up by now .. BUT I have found fault in the equation of time, it doesn’t take into account slow projects !!! I spend hours crocheting away, apart from fitting in specific K9 feeding times ~ I can set the clock by him demanding his food !! then of course there is Neurotic Cat whom I’m a slave to, the mandatory showing my face at ‘The Workplace’ not to mention
And other numerous interruptions too boring to mention, may be this is why when I retrieve my blanket it isn’t growing … well not very fast !! my yarn is decreasing, but just where is it going ?? I think I have a ‘Yarn Elf’ who is unravelling my blanket and is stealing my yarn for her very own project ~ I think somewhere in ‘Middle Earth’ there is one very busy ‘Yarn Elf’ crafting up a storm !!
My little arms have been like bees wings as I’ve worked on my ‘Pretty Maids All In A Row’ blanket. The weather in Lincolnshire has ranged to full on spring sunshine, to rain, to down right grey damp autumnal dullness, during the latter I took refuge in my modest little project.
I was slightly umming and erring about the boarder though!! I felt the pattern was ‘busy’ enough so in the end just stuck with a plain one, so with out further ado my ta dah moment
Now the photo shoot continues with an full of frontal shot LOL
All I have to do now is list in my Etsy Store in the hope someone loves it as much as I do.
PS Don’t tell Beloved but more yarn is winging it’s way to the cottage for another project LOL
Quite a while ago I ordered some yarn from an on-line company I use quite regularly, they sent me part of the order saying to expect the rest shortly, a couple of weeks went by, nothing, so I dropped them an e-mail, they said it would be here in the next day or so, again nothing, I waited a couple of more weeks then dropped them another e-mail, oh yes it will be with you soon they said. All in all 2 months or more went past, by now feeling quite fractious I e-mailed a terse correspondence, the yarn arrived a couple of days later along with 7 balls of yarn as way of an apology – the ‘extra’ yarn was 1 ball of purple and 6 balls of in your face bright red … not sure if this ‘gift’ really was an apology or a take that Mrs P !!
Any-ways I got to thinking what on earth I could craft with my ‘bonus’ yarn so I made a start on this
I’ve started so I’ll finish, oh my giddy aunt it’s going to be a tad how shall I put it …vivid
So by you are possibly wondering where on earth I’m going with this ?? my idea is because I got this yarn for free why not craft a give-away, and here it is in all it’s *glory*
This isn’t enough ?? well I also took the advantage to craft a primitive folk art rabbit,
If this is for you leave me a comment and I’ll but the names in said bag and Beloved will draw out the winner on Saturday 17th October
Good luck …I think that’s the phrase I’m looking for 🙂