Well not really, because my hands are on my phone. But yes. I don't have my loom with me while waiting at a class. So I thought I'd blog instead. What, another stall setup? You'll ask. Not exactly. It was an audition for an upcoming event. This would be the biggest bestest event ever if … Continue reading Hands-free for once, and three confusing tales
...is how much I wove during my training at the Weavers' Service Centre. And this is how it looks. I haven't decided yet what I will do with it. My greatest learning was the tie-up and actual weaving on a floor loom. In the middle, I thought for sure I'd been cured of any desire … Continue reading 10 m in 30 days
I came away to Hyderabad at the beginning of August, where I'm not online all the time, hence the long blog silence. I shall be here a few more weeks, but I thought I'd better show you some stuff I made. Although I didn't make this one very recently, but a few months ago (finished … Continue reading Hopeful
Does anyone have any hints/tips on yarny shopping to be done in Beijing? My father is visiting there next week and I'd like to give him some specific requests. Someone on Ravelry said China yarn is cheap(er). So what fibre would be good? I know bamboo needles and hooks sound likely, but... LYS recommendations also … Continue reading Beijing, anyone?
she is found!! She was hidden in a box being used as a TV stand, which had been properly sewn up by the MIL in a tablecloth. There were some items of yarn-thread related effort as well. This crisis has for now passed. Thank you all for your support!
After the scintillating response (not) I had for my last couple of posts, I took a deep breath and realised (besides almost hyperventilating), what a dull blogger I've become. (Some people might think otherwise, but I've taken a voice vote here and you can't change my mind). My blogging has flagged partly because I'm frequenting … Continue reading Testing, testing, 1 2 3…
Yarn is expensive in the UK. I had the opportunity to go into John Lewis in Sheffield on Monday, and I was glad I'd pre-decided yarn wasn't going to be a souvenir of my England trip. The mean price of a 50gm skein seemed to be £4.00 more or less! That was more than what … Continue reading Public Service Announcement
Seriously, it might explain what's been happening to some of my mail, except it's a continent away... http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1457283/
I got my invite for Ravelry yesterday and spent a few hours there browsing and adding some of my projects and stash. In one fell swoop, I managed to lower the tone of the place by an immense quantum 😀 Most of my yarn is acrylic, my projects are odd and my photography is terrible. … Continue reading One fell swoop
I know I'm doing too many posts in one day, but this one has to be shared. (The aptly named) Wiseneedle has a very useful post up about an archive maintained by the University of Arizona which contains textile craft books of the past. Check out her post for specific links.
Here are the pins I used to block my last doily. 40 to the package. Must buy more. And here is an in-progress shot of my latest WIP, a baby dress for my friend's daughter. There are some errors in the pattern, but they are manageable. I've now finished it, but have lots and lots … Continue reading Pins and things
Almost all are granny square patterns and I seriously doubt I'll ever make any of them, but why look a sale book in the mouth? This book has some non-granny square patterns, but ditto ditto. Then this book full of "designer knitting" (how unexpected!) which again ditto ditto, but might serve as good swap/Bookmooch fodder. … Continue reading Yet another book binge