All knitting, all spinning, all the time

All knitting, all spinning, all the time

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Things I have learned in the last 48 hours ...

I love playing with dyes.  Watching a dye-bath go from a deep colour to almost clear as the yarn/fibre slurps it up is deeply satisfying, particularly when I'm playing with multiple colours & sprinkling dye powders.
When I'm trying to get a particular shade of something, be it blue or yellow, red or green ... I suck.
I had this hat pattern in mind, where I needed particular shades of primary colours for the nautical letter flags that adorn it's brim, but attempt after attempt using my precious handspun failed to produce appropriate shades.  I have now given up, gone stash diving, & found the right colours in some commercial 8plys. (I knew they were in there all along, I wanted to use my handspun & thought I had the knack.  Wrong!)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Ribbit Ribbit

I'm having trouble finding a project that pleases me.  Last night in a fit of frustration I frogged all my WIP's that I wasn't happy with.  Two socks (different yarns/patterns), one hat, one shawl, one blankie (not Yggdrasil the cream cabled one), and a facewasher.
I now have only one WIP left (Yggdrasil).  One!  Not even a travelling sock in my handbag!
My stash room looks like a tornado has swept through it as I've delved into it's deepest reaches searching for some inspiration.  Hmmm .... maybe I could make those yarn angels my friend D suggested a while ago ...  (You know, kind of like snow angels where you lie on your back in the snow & wave your arms & legs, but in yarn - lol)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Mission accomplished!

After much planning & plotting my return yarn bombing attack was a success. I told my lovely friend D (who bombed my front door) that I would have to return the favour & she replied that if I tried to bomb her front door, she had a guard dog.

Brilliant idea - bomb the guard dog!

I figured that a jumper would be the least uncomfortable for the dog, so I took some measurements, made a basic jumper out of some of Lincraft's Cosy Wool & embroidered "Yarn" & created a bomb complete with a lit fuse. I then waited until my gorgeous daughter visited from Melbourne to create a diversion for me, & bombed the unsuspecting creature. She was surprisingly co-operative & loved the fuss being made of her.

Meet Macy, Lismore Yarn Guerrila's new mascot!