A Life in the Making

Yarn

  • I submit my manuscript 8 weeks from today. This is what I have left to do:     77 balls of yarn. SEVENTY SEVEN BALLS OF YARN have to be made into something in 8 weeks.  That means I need to use about 1/day for the next 2 months. And the postman wondered why I was crying when I answered the door ...
  • New Pattern: Goldenrod

    The moment I saw the mustart yellow/brown Flump Aran from Babylonglegs that was supposed to be a gift to myself for finishing the book, I knew 2 things: 1. I wasn't going to wait until September to play with it 2. It would be a hat 3. It would end up being a gift for Kerstin, aka Tantie.   And...
  • Yarn Parade

      Just some of the yarns coming into the house at the minute.  -- The top one is a custom dye of Flump Aran from Sarah at Babylonglegs that begged and pleaded with me to make it into something beautiful.  I told it that I had no time for other projects that I needed to work on Work.  But it loo...
  • Fact: One never realises how much yarn there is in the world, until one starts researching a crochet book. The range of makers, sheep, animals, fibres, drape, loft, ply, weight, place of origin, place of manufacture, dyes, varigation, self-striping, kettle dyed, hand dyed, dip dyed, hand painted...
  • Colour

    I am currently in love with this yellow and teal colour combination. I get into these phases where I crave colours, like my eyes ache without them. Yellow has been in this category for awhile, but other than the play table I have not been allowed to paint anything else *hands on hips and looks...
  • Yarn: The Motherload

      I did give fair warning that it was arriving.  I prepared for it, sorted through the stash, warned the husband...but the arrival of over 2kg of spun gold STILL surprised and delighted me to no end. Most of this is for things that I have to keep quiet (which I totally suck at, so NEVER tell m...
  • Wool and Sticks

    Amazing, huh?   How just some spun wool   And some sticks with a wee hook carved into them Can make things like these:   And this ------ Wool in top pictures and hat is this from Ice Yarns.  Its nice.  The very dark brown is nicer. The hat pattern is my own. The bamboo hooks are from here...
  • Yarn 'N' Stuff

    If I had to pin down the 2 questions I get asked the most they would be: 1."How do you do it all?" and 2."What yarn do you use?" The answer to number 1 is quite simple:: I do not do laundry or vacuum, but the answer to question number 2 takes a bit more explaining. Finding the right yarn for the...