Thursday, 30 January 2014

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tuesday Top

I'm off to Newcastle for a juggling convention this Australia Day.  What are you doing?

Calm - Blended Merino Wool Top from World of Wool.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Bargain Buys

I am not really much of an Op Shopper.  I do have a bit of a liking for vintage knitting stuff and I've been gifted some amazing retro knitting magazines and several vintage tools but I just don't have the dedication for serious searching myself.  I mean, if I happen to be going past an op shop I'll have a bit of a look for old knitting needles or yarn or buttons but I don't usually go out specifically seaching for stuff.

Maybe I should because today, inspired by a Rotary Club Market trip last week with visiting relatives we decided to go to the Wantirna Trash and Treasure and I found this:

100% wool hand knit cabley awesomeness. 

Guess how much it cost? $1.  Yes, this garment that someone obviously spent hours making using the skills they have gained through years of practice was one dollar. Unbelievable.

It doesn't even smell funny.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Tuesday Top

Ow, my eyes!  How bright is this top?  Bright!

I think it's awesome!

"Bethie" on Merino/Tencel from CJKoho.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Spin the Bin

I have signed up for the "Spin the Bin" challenge in the Completely Twisted and Arbitrary group on Ravelry.

The idea is that you nominate at least 48oz of fibre to spin in the year and then share your progress in the group.  There are even prizes!  I love spin alongs like this.  It's a way to focus your spinning but not serious or limiting in anyway.  I get to choose what to spin and there's plenty of time to get it done.  I also love checking out everyone elses spinning!

I've picked my bin - I don't have too many extra challenges but I would like to do at least one lot on my spindle and I really have to spin the blue/brown fibre from Squoosh Fibrearts.  It's one of the first things I bought when I started spinning so it's getting on for three years old now.  I have also been meaning to spin some of the undyed Superwash BFL for socks for quite a long time, so that will get done too.

Here is my starting pic, hopefully by the end of the year it will all be yarn!


Tuesday, 7 January 2014