Friday, 18 June 2010

new neighbour

Hi, not really got a lot to say this week except that we seem to have a new neighbour :-)


oh, and I did sign up for the sketchbook project with the theme below the surface. Hopefully this will spark off some creativity again.

Have a good weekend everyone :-)

Sunday, 13 June 2010

World wide knit in public day

Not that I need an excuse to sit and knit :-)This spinning lark seems to have been my obsession for a while and just when I think my knitting skill are sufficient for my needs ie basic grounding in knit and purl, someone throws a challenge in my face!!

So we packed our bags and headed off to Nottingham Contemporary Cafe which has become a favourite with us. Fellow Raveler Wikkidknitter produced this ball of mystery fibre

lace knitting fibre

and said 'you should knit this pattern next' Ok, lets have a look at it,

echo flower shawl

see what I mean about a challenge, isn't it pretty!!!! the patterns is echo flower shawl by Jenny Johnson Johnen and I think it will be on my needles at some point soon.

world wide knit in public day

We spent the afternoon quietly knitting and spinning on drop spindles, drinking tea and catching up with the gossip. It wasn't until we were on the way back into town that we realised that we hadn't a photo of us!! But I have got a very blurrey photo of me spinning in a bar in Nottingham two weeks ago so that will have to do.

Thanks Peter, I had a great time and hopefully will do it all again real soon :-)

Just one more thing, LOOK what they have done to our council house, is this the biggest England flag in the country?

nottingham world cup, world cup, england flag

I hope you all have a good weekend and find time for a cup of tea and a few moments relaxation


Saturday, 12 June 2010

The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op | We build art projects and communities

The Sketchbook Project: 2011 » Art House Co-op | We build art projects and communities

I've been thinking about taking part in this as I have been neglecting the sketchbook recently. Is anyone else taking part?

Thanks for all your comments about foreign objects found in washing machines, I'm just waiting for some to finish and wondering what I will find this time!

On the fibre front, things are a little quiet, just some spinning and sampling. Although it is world wide knit in public day so you will find me in Nottingham somewhere, needles in hand :-)

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Handpainted shetland tops by Wheeldale Woolcrafts plyed with merino, very small sample to see whether to ply with white or with another painted top, I'm liking this version which is a two ply, sort of sock weightish.

Have a great weekend everyone :-)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Is it just me?

Am I the only one to unload the washing machine and find a piece of motorcycle in it? Yes, one relay for a Motoguzzi 1100, nice and clean but will probably never work again :-)