Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dye day and FO's

Well with all the wet weather we have been having and being housebound for 3 days i have fired up the dye pots for a June 1 update, stock is now previewing at Knot Your Nanna's Knits on Yarn Collective.

and FO - a Jumper for Miss Lilli, actions shots on a cranky 3 year old yeilds photos like this one:(
oh well at least she's wearing it...right??

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

rain rain go away....

The current view from my craft room ...........wet :(

A little bit of sewing

I whipped up this little dolly for miss Lilli on Monday morning, she adores her, but matter of factly pointed out to me that she has no arms or legs so how can she "do stuff" :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

What's inside the bag....

Inspired by Courtney's inside my handbag post i thought i would let a little of my soul show, after all a woman's life is in her handbag.

Then i realised the last place i went was stitch and bitch, when i go there i take my "basket" rather than my "bag" coz i can get more stuff in it. Now there really isn't much soul bareing here because suprise, suprise - it's all fibre related :)

My beautiful basket which Husbeast bought for me at the Macadamia Castle (near Byron Bay)
Yes i am carrying easter eggs around - still, these were from my little bro.

Mmmmmmm..... fibre...........(FO's and FIP (fibre in process)

My drop spindle - with some delicious Ixchel Bunny Angorino on it

and finally my keys and purse - i never leave the house with out either of these - love my little Yoda keyring :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

in the bell jar........

After a week of ups and downs to arrive home on a friday arvo and find this piece of beauty in my mail box made me smile. It is from the beautiful Sophie Isobel Designs - you can find more of here beauty here (

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Show entries (finally)

So as you all know i entered several items in the Grafton Show Handicrafts Section - and guess what - i won :)

First in HandKnitting any article for a child - based on Tikki's Milo Vest using the Rainbow Dress pattern i made a Vest for Jarvis using some cheap and nasty tweed acrylic from Lincraft

First Prize in Hand Spinning - Super wash Merino which i recieved in a swap from Molly (madradish) . Chain (navajo) Plied.

Second Prize handspinning - super coils - bracken ridge from EGMTK

The famed lamby pants - only a highly commended but enetirely my own stupid fault why because i forgot to weave in 1 end :(

The infamous unwoven end :(

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Grafton Show 2009

The Grafton Show through the eyes of my children and Lilli's friend Jamaica :)

Friday, May 8, 2009


I have had a huge week and it's really getting me down, so glad it's the weekend and i am looking forward to Sunday - i bought pancake mix - so if Glenn and the kids don't make me any i can make my own :)

Next week is shaping up to be even bigger - it's my huge annual audit at work - it's basically the reason i exist at work so it;s a big deal. I am hoping for a clear report with no non-conformances but we will see. Glenn is off to his TAFE block next week to so it will be rush rush rush till wednesday.

I have been doing some spinning and some dying i'll try to get some pics up over the weekend :)

we are off the the Grafton Show tomorrow night - can't wait to see if my lamby pants win a prize !!!!

happy weekend,
peace, Lisa

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Another FO

A feather and fan cowl

Pattern: Improvised

Yarn: My Handspun - Chain Plied Mustards and Blues
Made For: Me