Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Postponed update

I have decided to postpone tomorrows update until friday.

I do have wool (a miracle in itself), but its not dry and wound. So thought you would like to have wool rather than just fibre and buttons.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Update 4/2/10 - Wooden buttons

Update 4/2/10 - Forgotten goodies 1

Lots of packs of assorted fibre.
There are 5 different colour ways, but somehow I managed to delete the other 2 before I had edited them, will re-photograph them.
Originally £3.99 for 50gms, now reduced to £3

Scraping the barrel

I wasn't going to update this week, as I'm trying to build a show stock and dye wholesale.
But you have emptied my shop again and I hate having an empty shop.
So I have been through the whole store room and found some odds and ends to dye, also some long forgotten goodies that should really be on-line.
So as long as the odds and ends are dyed, dried and wound there will be wool on thursday, I've already dyed some and if I wasn't working on a design campaign with Angel 2 ply I might have stolen some.
Although I have to warn you you may get purple hands while knitting, but as you all know by now, wash you, wash your needles, wash your project all with washing up liquid and all should be happy again - :-)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Designing block & maths

I can make and design 2D pretty things, but have a mental block when it comes to 3D.
I need to get over my block!

I have always knitted myself shapeless cake jumpers & cardis, but have never made a garment that anyone else would want to wear.
But now I have turned into a crocheter I have managed to make 3 reasonably sucessful cardis.
But am very anxious about turning them into patterns, you might not like them, they might not make sense
My main problem is the sizing and maths involved.
Oh and the pattern writing - :-)
And so all last week I have been doing crochet maths, it really is basic primary school maths, its driving me mad, I can't even explain to Homer what I am trying to do so its impossible to ask him to help.
I get really frustrated when he doesn't understand my logic, its perfectly logical, maybe a bit warped.
Finally last night I finally managed to solve a couple of my maths problems.
And even better than that worked out a couple of stitch designs that work really well.
Am really smug this morning as I might be overcoming my block at last.
Feeling that maybe I could start to tackle secondry school maths.
Now all I need is the yarn and bionic tester!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

And the last of todays update 21/1/10

Which you can find here at 5.30pm UK time.

Is Elizabeth - Caress Aran, dyed especially to go with our new Elizabeth pattern.

Mardi Gras - Dazzle HT Sock

Iris - Dazzle DK
And last of all Iris - Dazzle sock

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

And more...

And another new crochet book

And a few more goodies to come tomorrow.....


And a quick sneaky peak of Elizabeth, the pattern and yarn will be in tomorrows update.

Update 21/1/10 part 4

Ming - Dazzle Sock

Helena - Dazzle sock

Silver moon - Cloud - merino/silk lace

Kyoto Kiss -Angora/wool
This is the very last of the kiss