Tuesday, December 27, 2005

My New Machine

Well Ihad time to add another post so here I am!
My new toy, the Ertoel New Age wheel, I love it ,its fast and fun,and Ihope to do heaps on it.

The wool is a combination of angora and wool from the Bendigo Mills that I picked up there on a trip home two years ago.I had wanted to use the treadle wheel but had a sore back and when the opportunity to own a Ertoel came up,well ..I leapt at it.

Not sur what I will make with it,probably a Clopotis ..My DH laughs every time I mention the word.....what am I saying thats so funny....what is he thinking....men.

I have 200g done, should be more but time is short,anyway while at work No3 son called to say that Tilly had nicked a ball of it from the table and it was "a ball of Fluff" in the middle of the lawn..yikes

Well,she only tangled it and I have been able to rewind the fluff back into a normal ball..

I would love to dye it,after reading the Yarn Magazines story about food colouring and jellies, has anyone tried it yet?

The guilty party....Tilly.........resting in the washing that DH tried to get the boys to sort his way,I won't comment on this ,he might read my words..................

Well something different.. My oldest trying to break his neck on a jump he spent three hours building and with Dad as photo expert,performed some tricks.

He is a semi pro BMXer ,sponsored and working hard on getting better and making Mum broke(or trying to) .He is working towards a new frame to be ready for the next comp. This a great photo ,look at the back light.........We had lots of really good ones but the computor went on the blink and they were lost!

Well thats it for tonight, kids have to be feed and sent to bed and a bit of knitting for me(but I have run out of Chocy!! bugger)

Now doesn't she look cute!!!!!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Hey everyone,hope Christmas was a beaut day full of fun and relaxation!
Haven't been on for ages,the computor lost the harddrive twice due to a virus imported from a friends computor,and of course I was just busy and too tired to do anything outside school and kids.
I managed to complete the red socks even if it was a little late but they will be winging their way to Tasmania to the lucky recipient!
Now I have started a pair for my youngest son as he was keen to have a pair all for him.Well his foot is still fairly small so it shouldn't take long.

The red socks were made of patonyle that I found on Ebay,and this colour isn't available anymore according to Patons! and guess what!!!! I found more of it,(along with cream and black),enough for four pairs and left overs to play colour blocks with!

Christmas bought me a bundle of Freedom Cotton,that I was eyeing off for ages and I am being strong so that I don't start it until some UFO's are finished!Wish me luck!!!!!!

And a bag that I "guided" my blood to buy for me,with help from our lovely neighbour who is the shop owner where the bag was temperarily living!Just right for my sock projects and colourful as well! Its at the top of page,perfect for me,thanks boys!!!!!!!!!!!!

The beginning of Bens socks, yesterday!!

and today,looking good!

My Camera has made some photos upside down and didn't realise til after I had put it on here,but I have fixed future editions by changing to landscape!!!!!!!!!

I have been looking hard at this blog and would like to liven it up a bit,at least put in my favourite Blogs and Magazines or wool sites, so if they don't happen I'm still figuring it out!www.allittook.blogspot.com


I check these ladies out heaps as they are, as obssessed with yarns etc as me, and 'allittook' gave me the encouragement to try Blogging!!

My fav Mags



Shops ,(a few any way)

http://www.thewoolshack.com love the discussion board!

http://www.woolshop.com.au neat as...................

www.thewoolshop.com One of the originals!

www.knitty.com a great discovery this was, I can't wait for each season!

and heaps more.......I hope to buy some sock wool from international buyers this coming year especially the petticoat Opal,a link to which I shall add next blogging session,I'm off to chase boys (little ones I mean!!!!) and try to add a couple of inches to " Ben" the name I have given the stripey socks started yesterday,Cheers...............................