Sunday, July 29, 2007
Ive done some dyeing,no pictures yet,they are still drying and Im sort of pleased but have to get those other colours in the hand to open up the possibilities.Ive actually mixed one lot to get a lovely teal green!
On the knitting front Ive finished the first of some slipper socks using a pattern kindly given to me by my Aunty,Ive gone on to dye some heavy homespun merino to make a second pair as I feel I need to fudge the pattern abit!I bought a sheep skin to use on the soles if I hadnt mentioned before!
The Mohair cardie is coming along well,a sleeve to go and Im biting at the bit to start another CPH,and more socks as I need to have a pair done for a gift in September and I know if I start now theres a chance they ll be done by then(being sidetracked and all)
The Spinning is stalling but I may hit it later this evening though I been feeling plum tired and drained!
The resume hasnt even been opened,it could show My confidence that it (also) just needs fudging but after a yarn(hee hee hee ) with a staff member Im given an opinion that I should be able to apply now as its been put out in the Dep first before its advertised locally when Im apparently allowed to apply ! It has also been suggested that I seek further advice as well! Anyone else been in this position? Wondering if Im being discriminated against!
Ill be back with some pictures!!
Friday, July 20, 2007
And the End result,lovely clean nice smelling locks that curl and gilt with their lusterous wealth! Now bear in mind I rarely wash my wool before spinning as is normally fresh of the Baas Baas back and only extremely good wool that the staples fall apart like little creamy(depending on colour of course) islands that I would flick with the old trusty wide tooth dog comb and spin straight up!
This is a learning curve for me,washing the wool that is,Im petrified of matting the fibre but oh my! Id forgotten the joy of fluffing the staple! I wanted to dye some today but its windy and half raining( just heard a rumble but it was the Wattle Dam mine exploding more 'dirt') so the wool wouldnt dry quick enough,rats... Oh well theres always tommorrow! Now Im off to make a Pav Roll for desert!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This is me on the first bike Dad bought me over 20 years ago and its back in working order, with I might add, a new front tire as Dad is trying to get Mum to ride it so she can give him a hand chasing goats.......