Crafty Monday

And a crafty day was had by all…..

Betsy and I had a productive afternoon with the dyepot/microwave. She dyed some lovely blue/grey yarn for a cardigan. I dyed these four. Top left is a shawl blank. It is Bendigo Luxury 3-ply. I bought the white yarn and Chantelle knitted it up for me on her knitting machine. I’ve started with a deep sky blue and gradually blended in a bright green. All up I have about 1800-1900 metres, so it should be an epic shawl. The rest is Polwarth top in various colours for spinning.

I’m still here…

I’ve been busy weaving this month:

tea towels











Waffle weave tea towels in 8/2 cotton.  I’ve woven 1.6 out of 4 (or maybe 5) tea towels.

And I’ve done some spinning:

Ixchel Club!











This is Navajo Churro Bunny from Ixchel — June ’12 club, Rusty Nail.  Navajo plied.

So, I’ve spun 400g in September, and received 300g from clubs.  Net -100g of fibre for the month.

Here are the details:

-100g Balance 31 August
-100g Island Paradise
-100g Swan Lake
-100g Rusted Hulk
+200g SCF Club
+100g Ixchel Club
-100g Rusty Nail
-100g Total for September

-200g Net Since 22/7/12

Time to get warped!









This weekend’s craft project: warp up some tea towels in 8/2 cotton.

The warp is about 400 ends, each 5 yards long.  Three colours in the warp and 4 in the weft. The picture shows one wide stripe of 97 ends.

Swan Lake Island Paradise


Well, August is over and September is here.  At Bribie Camp last weekend I finished two skeins.  On the left: Island Paradise – Shetland from Southern Cross Fibre Club; on the right: Swan Lake – Seaweed Bunny from Ixchel‘s fibre club.  Both have been navajo-plied.

The August stash tally:
-100g Corriedale Medley
-100g Rocky Coast
-100g Moon Cradle
+200g Southern Cross Club
-100g Alambee
-100g Prancing Peacock
+100g Ixchel Club
-100g Autumn Leaf
-300g Total for August

For a total of 300g in and 600g out during the month.  Adding this to the +200g balance at 31 July, the net balance at 31 August is -100g!

Swan Lake and Island Paradise came off the bobbin in September, so I’m already 200g ahead for the month.