Saturday, August 14, 2010

I know, I know

It's been a while. 
Short pictorial catch up:
There has been spinning:
'Clown Factory' Handspun. 3 ply, Superwash Merino, dyed by Ewe Give Me The knits

'Golden Orb' Handspun. 2 ply, oatmeal BFL, dyed by Southern Cross Fibre

'Barry' Handspun. Single spun. Merino/Rose fibre dyed by Ewe Give Me The knits

There has been Knitting, too:

'Black Tea and Sympathy' Cardigan (also known as Tiny Tea Leaves) in BWM Luxury

'Goldfish' Cowl. Knit from Merino/Bamboo handspun, dyed by Ewe Give Me The knits

Hand knit socks for Miss Chaos, Knit from Colinette Jitterbug

Of course, in there, the great fest that is the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show occurred, as did the Ravelry events that go along with them. I will say a good time was had by all, and there is no pictorial evidence to be blog shared - mostly because 99% of the pictures I took were of people, and I have rules about not sharing pics of people without their permission on the blog. I had a blast though! Roll on 2011, and in the meantime I will continue to try and whittle down the various stashed to make room for more stash. 

Another minor mention goes here to everything that has NOT occurred since my last blog - no sewing has occurred (though there has been more fabric brought into the house, but that's another blog post entirely) and very few Mayhem and Chaos updates have occurred. This is mostly due to life turning to.. well. not to put too fine a point on it - shit. It's still that way, due to a number of catastrophic instances, but I am looking at things with a different perspective now and muddling through. And that's all I really care to say on the subject at the moment. 

So where to from here? Well at this moment I have some knit items blocking, two work in progress(es) on the needles, and three work in progresses on the wheel / spindles. One of which is currently being plyed:

The other braid of this has now been spun up into singles, and I am setting about plying. There is 200grams there of laceweight spun BFL singles, in beautiful Jewel coloured tones. I've plyed for two solid hours now and would estimate to be about a third of the way through. And before anyone asks - no. I have NO idea at all of what it wants to be. 

I hope to clear a path between myself and the sewing machines at some point this week, and I also hope to be able to snap a few more recent photo's of various interesting things including fabric aquisitions. 


catsmum said...

berry noice - especially that last tres artistique shot - and having seen most of these in the flesh, and being aware of the shite that's been happening ... well... that's a pretty damn impressive update