Sunday, July 22, 2007

I know I said I would post pics of this only once the intended recipient had received them, but I figure I can flash a few pics if she can ;)

So here is the custom Set that I have been working on every spare minute for the last three weeks plus. It is in the equivalent of a size 0.

Close Up Of Embroidery At The Back:

I am very very happy with how it turned out in the end. I had quite sometime of unpicking, re-diong, and trialling in order to get the finished result to look like what I had pictured in my head when I started it, but in the end it is spot on and I couldn't be happier or more satisfied with the result. I can only hope the recipient feels the same!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Here we are a Saturday night, and I thought I would post an update of seemingly random stuff.
First off, today saw me at the Australian Wool and Sheep show. There was loads of interesting stuff there, no doubt about it. Wool in many varieties and breeds, loads of colours, dyes, patterns, wool craft goods and exhibitors. I am not entirely sure what it was I was looking for, but no matter - I didn't find it. I left feeling a little dissapointed in the offerings, with a small scented melt for my oil burner, and a pair of stitch markers.
I am nearly finished the custom order I am doing, and looking forward to posting a few pics of it once it is finished and it's new owner has received it. I am also about one third the way through a pair of cargo style longies for Mr Mayhem in posmerino, thus breaking my own rule of only working on one thing at a time. I am 99% sure I don't have enough wool to complete them, however it is ok, as the wool is available and I am knitting it undyed and dyeing the finished product black at the end.
Also in the very soon (next week) pipeline, are two soakers for a trade I am doing, and two calorimetries for a friend.
All progress has been severely stunted however by a rabid abcess that has had me howling like a wolf throughout the night for the past week, and unable to eat properly. As a result I am feeling drained of all energy, and entirely lacking in mojo. I am hoping the course of antibiotics I am on will help with that alot.
Other ideas whirling in the dervish that is my brain include:
  • Do I really want to make longies and a matching hat with the 'Turkish Delight'? What about a dress?

  • A wrap style jumper for Miss Mischief in the mohair/silk/alpaca/ wool blend that I have sitting around in a deep deep burgundy. Completely forgot I had it until I went wandering into the spare room / floordrobe/ bottomless stash pit in a forage for the posmerino.

  • A little under 400 grams of my current Bendigo Woollen Mills favourite - a 12 ply 85% merino / 25% angora blend, as yet undyed and squeaking in it's rabbit like way to be given love in the form of a simmering dye pot.

  • I would really like to attempt to make a shawl for myself, nice and large, in a lacey type knit. I am unsure of pattern, but I definitely want it in luscious colour - not neccessarily bright, but certainly deep.

  • A new type of set to go in the store, first one to be auctioned, just to see the reception it receives.

That's about it for me this evening. Lots to do, lots to do! Will be back soon with pictures, I promise!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Knitty Bit Episode 1

Just a quick update on the pastel rainbow type wool I dyed up for something I am doing.

Here is what it looks like knitted up:

I love it! Quite enjoy it when I go for a certain *look* and get it right!

So very girly girl too!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Having a ball (or two)

Finally, finished and dry and wound into balls, here is the wool I have dyed for a custom order. I started off with 2 x 200 gram balls of cream wool, then handpainted using landscapes dyes and a steaming method to acheive a very pale and subtle pastel rainbow. I'm very happy with the final result and looking forward to seeing how it knits up.

I am hoping to start on the knitting tonight - if Miss Mischief ever admits defeat and surrenders to sleep.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

The First One

First post in a new blog... it's like a blank canvas really. Unlike my other blog though, this one is about creativity, rather than how my own lack of sleep is hindering creativity.

This blog is for me to post ideas, comments and pictures of items I want to start, am halfway through, have completed and also inevitably (for a shopaholic) things I have bought. There will be wool, knitting, fabric, sewing, embroidery, and probably just a few snaps of modern cloth nappies thrown in for good measure.

It's all good! And it is all an outlet of some form.

Here is my current list of -gotta get to it- items. (In no order of priority)

Mums pistachio alpaca hat and scarf - finished and posted but yet to arrive and needing follow up

Miss B's pistachio alpaca daisy embroidered wrap dress - I've started it? But thats about all I can say there

TOT's custom set, wrap dress and soaker with matching embroidery - Wool is dyed, and dried, and ready to be wound into a ball to begin

Mr Mayhem's Posmerino longies - I've bought the wool and it's been sitting there for a month!

Miss Mischiefs longies and hat set in Monster Knit's 'Turkish Delight' wool - as above - wool is bought and languishing within the stash

Mr Mayhems shorties in Monster Knits 'Artic Forest' colourway - done! pics below

Mr Mac's beanie in remnants of 'Artic Forest' - also done & pics below

Calorimetry for myself in 'Passionfruit' mis dyed wool - done, finished this afternoon - Got to say fabulous quick knit for ~squeezing~ in between projects, and very useful. Also the model this one is on - she's bloody stunning! *chuckles*

So that's that. Back soon.