Goodness... I didn't mean to leave it this long since my last post. I get so busy, and forget to blog. I have bought some lovely books lately and they have been keeping me really busy.
This is Woodland Knits by Stephanie Dosen, I have admired her work for a few years now but was never confident enough to make anything but this book is so beautiful I had to get it and try a few things. Actually the patterns are really simple and I regret not doing any sooner. I especially love her Hexy puff pattern which isn't in this book but I have now bought the pattern from Ravelry. It's so beautiful but it's a long term project.
Here is a sneak peek at the book for those of you who haven't seen the book.
Can't rotate this picture it's actually driving me mad it's the only one I can't change, grrrrr
I have made this but I have put my antlers on yet, or taken any photos.
How gorgeous is this scarf a foxy teddy bear cuddling you all day.
Amazing wings, I think of lots of little girls' who would love these.
I am planning these next
And this is my first project from the book the Dragon Watcher's hood, I have an elf hat!! I love it and it's my first raw fleece to finished object project which makes me really happy. All my hard work and I have something to show for it.
Its a really beautiful book printed on lovely paper and the photos are so atmospheric and the pages so beautifully decorated, I can't recommend it highly enough. I want to make everything... if only I had all the time in the world to knit...
My next book is Crochet at play by Kat Goldin, but you will have to wait until next time.
To coincide with wool week I have been playing with my fleeces that I bought earlier in the year. I found the picture at a boot sale it was an educational school poster, I have a bit of a thing for old school posters. I don't know what it is the colours, the themes or nostalgia? We have lots in our house and I keep adding to our collection, I'll show you some more one day. Also just mentioning that Annie at knitsofacto has a fantastic giveaway to enter so head over to have a read about Wensleydale sheep.
Anyway on with the wool....
washing, drying in the lovely sunny days we have had over the last few weeks and storing in old pillowcases.
From Pinkipunki on Etsy- teeswater locks for extreme tail spinning, yet to be extremely spun.
I love wool.................... soon I will show you my lovely new knitting book from Tiny Owl Knits. It's ammmaaazzzziiinnnggg. Ohh and my first fleece to finished item project if I hurry and finish it,
Have a great week,
Our current one was always temporary although we have been here for 7 years as we knew it had problems, namely the rising damp, condensation, the ongoing battle with constant mould growth, and the cold. It is so cold in the winter with a single brick skin. We can see our breath sitting down to watch tv. I reached the end of my thether when we discovered our kitchen units sinking because we have an underground stream running through the kitchen rising in a huge puddle, it was the last straw.
So a year ago we starting getting plans drawn up and now we are just digging out our garden for the foundations. Its crazy really as our current house built in 1880 has no real foundations but our new house which has to be piled has piles going up to 16 metres into the ground. The amount of earth that has had to come out of the ground is collasal, mountains and mountains have been removed. The boy loves it as he has taken all his diggers and dumpers to the top.
We have a long way to go and it's going to take us years to finish.... Just need to win the lottery then it will get finished... Reminds me I must be in it to win it!
I have been distracting myself from the mess with some pretty fibres....
I have been creating loads of spinning batts....
I have decicded to list them in my little shop Spinstar fibre, so I can contribute something to the building fund. I free pretty useless being a stay at home mum. I can't see a way of getting a job with looking after two kids, with one at school and working around my husband's erratic work times. I admire people that do manage to work but also think maybe the kids would miss out on my time too.