Thursday, September 07, 2006
finished knitted baby stuff and the colour purple
This is a catch-up post. .. first and foremost:
we had rain yesterday... over an inch! The tanks are full to overflowing.
now...photos of a couple of the finished baby cable hats [ Judy Gibson's pattern ]. There was another but it got given away before I remembered to add it to the pile for photography... and also my amended version of the 5HBS in a yellow boucle called Crinkles... The little blue hat with the topknot is today's experiment. I'm quite happy with the way it worked out.
Earlier, I was out taking garden photos and it was really noticeable that there are only 2 colours out at the moment. Yellow [ daffs, jonnies and narcissus] and mauve/ purple [ wallflowers, iris,violas,stocks,pansies etc] and as a backdrop, out in the bush beyond the garden: hundreds, if not thousands of wattles of various sizes and types.
Once the roses start and the bulbs finish, the balance shifts to pink, white and blue/purple.
Went to Strathdale Quilters today in Bendigo, where we all made quilt block rolls. I already had one, but figured it couldn't hurt to make another. Not that there would EVER be a time when I had more than 1 project on the go at once, would there? I felt very virtuous because I used part of the stash of blue-and-white-china patterned fabrics that I amassed when I was designing the Teatime quilt for Australian patchwork and Quilting about 4 or 5 years ago. Oops, wrong...just checked the completion date on the quilt and it was 1999.
I hadn't taken anything else and grossly underestimated how long it would take, so I spent an hour or 2 crocheting on the mindless baby shawl and socialising.
Now , I have a question for the spinners out there... is there any way of getting the excess spin out of overspun wool? I found a bag of glorious turquoise handspun at the Op Shop [ Thrift Store] but the bag was done up tight so I had to just hope for the best. It was only $4 so I figured, what the heck? Anyway, out of the bag, it's quite prickly and definitely got too much twist. I'd say about 12 ply [ worsted] weight or slighlty thicker. There's just on 500 grms or 18 ounces. Any clever ideas about what I can do with it ?
I've just tried twice to upload the purple garden photos and blogger won't let me, so for now I'll admit defeat. Maybe later.