Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mountain Meadow love!

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Gosh I am so thrilled, first time that I got my hands on some Rambouillet and I love it. It needs a lot of dye and is sometimes unpredictable ...but It has created for me the most gorgeous colourway for me by accident.
It is Worsted Mountain Meadow Merino which is from a small green farm in the US!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wool/Silk frenzy

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OMG this is such a beautiful new yarn base which such an incredible sheen!!. It is a 4 Ply 50% Wool/ 50% Silk! Just gotta love it!
IF you love my Ultimo which is a 5 Ply Merino/Silk/Bamboo blend then you 'll love this too!

Gonna dye up a storm over the next days!!

I was thinking the other night that I would like to promote my yarn more and was thinking if I should join Brisstyle to get my name out there and sell on the markets.
On the other hand my yarn hardly gets to a big stocking as it is snapped up pretty quickly. I am just too excited to not show pics of my dye ups on ravelry! Hmhh what to do!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


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My contribution to the Ewe Beaut Sample Box dyed on cotton/bamboo blend!
I just love this yarn!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

My inspiration

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I don't have really lots of pics of me and Mr J so I thought I just show the reason why I started to dye wool ! When he was in cloth nappies I decided to start knitting soakers , bought my first handdyed wool and decided to give it a go myself. I was very reluctant to start dyeing because I thought it would be a very smelly business , but I was soon very hooked on it... and still am!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cotton/bamboo dye ups!!

Originally uploaded by funknitter
Here is a pic of my recent dye ups, of course it is on my favourite yarn 10 Ply cotton/bamboo. I could just dye dye dye and roll in it......

Left is Cherry Blossom, middle Hyacinth & Lime and right is Raspberry Swirl

Need to order more more more .....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Many many colourways.....and more....

I thought I should update the gallery of my colourways...the world is full of beautiful colours and I don't run out of them as it seems ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Order Update

Have been away for a few days and got back to more order, woohoo!

Need to do a list what I need to do next:

Karla - Licorice Twist, done, dye trim =- posted
Julianne - wind balls of Frogpond and matching trim - posted
Fiona - Choc Kisses on Gaia and Raspberry Swirl on Cotton/Bamboo blend
+ matching trim for Hyacinth and Limes
ETA dyed rapsberry swirl
Margie - Cherry Blossom on Cotton/Bamboo blend + matching trim

Kelly - wind balls of Happiness and Big Blue and post
Rae - matching trim for Gaia Pralines

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bamboo Cotton Love!!

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OMG , I have just received the most amazing cotton which I have ever seen, felt on planet earth!
It is a worsted weight and it is Cotton/Bamboo blend. I am blown away, I am gasping for air!

You will love it and if you don’t like cotton normally you will be surprised.
It doesn’t feel like cotton at all , it is sooo soft even softer than Gaia Merino!!
It is better thanmy Ultimo which is Merino/Silk/Bamboo blend!

You need to try it, I would give it the cotton blend of the century award, will do a test dye today!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Cotton Club is here.....

Cotton Club 2
Originally uploaded by funknitter
My love of dyeing cotton gave me the idea yesterday arvo to create a new club in my store on Yarn Collective.

It will start in October and will go for 3 months.

Customers can chose from 4, 8 and 10 Ply and a blend of Cotton/Bamboo slot.

One slot is 100 gm and there will be additional skeins and matching trims available to purchase

More infos on

I am so excited and hope there will be lots of people who will share the fun!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fairy-Floss 8 Ply Cotton

I can;t say it more often I love dyeing cotton at the moment. and I love this new colourway, very girly even with some light blue in it.
Fairy Floss!! It is for a lovely customer of mine hope she will love it as much as I do!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cotton love!!

Originally uploaded by funknitter
I love dyeing cotton at the moment can't get enough!
It is yummy 8 Ply cotton, I think the softest cotton I have ever felt and takes the dyed beautifully!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


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For a very special friend's brand new bubba hatched last Thursday in my Carribbean colourway on Gaia Bulky!!Hope she will like them!
I was a bit emotional when I was knitting them as I wish I would have a new bubba as well but I am still hopeful it will happen one day!

Cotton mini skeins for Ewe Baut Sept Box

All are destined for the Sept Ewe Beaut Sampler Boxes.
It was hard parting with the blue one as I just love how vibrant it is, but I am getting new cotton so I can also dye more of the Carribbean Colourway.
Other colourway is " Choc Kisses"

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Frst try at wool top dyeing!

Originally uploaded by funknitter
I always wanted to try it , now that I am learning how to spin with a drop spindle I thought it would be more inspiring to spin with some colourwool top so I dyed some of my Corriedale top !!
I was really gentle to it and dry to handle is a little as possble!

THe picture on top shows how it looks when set and rinsed!I wanted that it looks a bit brighter or vibrant but it was my first go at dyeing so I am quite happy with the result!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

For the sample box!

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I was asked to contribute a sample box of my hand painted wool and here are the mini skeins each around 25 gm!
Soon to be in the sample boxes on etsy!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Going green!

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My first test dye up with the new line of dye, Greener Shades!
I love that they smell less than Landscape dyes, need less dye and still have produced a pretty vibrant colourway even on BFL which normally just drinks the dye and is a bit muted!!
I wonna dye more of it and then order bigger jars of them, can't wait to try the other colours!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My new love

Originally uploaded by funknitter
Now I know why everyone raves about Gaia and especially the bulky one. It is divine. Dyes beautifully and is soooooooooo yummy and soft. Need to get 20 kg of it , dye it all up and lie on it!! :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

My first etsy sale!! :-)

Indian Skies
Originally uploaded by funknitter
This beauty is going to the US, I am so proud I made my first etsy sale and it is going international!!
Thought I would upload a few and see if they would sell and yep I was right.
Nornally good things don't happen on a Tuesday as I had my D&C three weeks ago so this has cheered me up after a very awful day!
Hoping for some more sales!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Worsted 100% Wool -Siesta!!

A dye up with a new type of yarn, it is worsted Merino , anti-felt treated!
Took the dyes beautifully and it was not hand "painted"!!
It is incredible soft!!
Asked DP about a name and he said Siesta so that's what the new colourway is called!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

YC Soaker Club Reveal! - Now in colour!

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Ok as lots of ladies have now their soaker club set I am posting a picture of the whole lot in colour!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

YC Soaker Club

YC Soaker Club
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I still won't reveal colours just a teaser pic, everyone should get their wool and surprise next week!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Oh so silky......

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I asked a lovely lady and customer of mine to test knit this new yarn for me. It is so yummy soft and silky and has a lovely sheen! Silkino!! I bet she will love it , I do!! It was love at first feel ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A day in woolly heaven

A day in woolly heaven
Originally uploaded by funknitter
OMG I thought I was already in woolly heaven , can I actually get better.
Yep it can got my parcel from overseas with another 5 kg of wool and my knitpicks set. I think I will be quite busy this month and won't order more wool I promise!!

Cestari goodness arrived

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Yeah my Cestari arrived today and it was sooo fast.
Almost missed the postie, he wanted to drive away already , wouldn't have been good with a 9 kg parcel.
Mr J always get very excited when I take out the wolly cones, they are so soft!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Speckle dyeing - Fun, fun fun!!

Originally uploaded by funknitter
Was trying some speckle dyeing yesterday and that's the result. It was on a light grey base so will try it on some undyed yarn so it will be not that muted hopefully.

Before dyeing if was pretty vibrant not after setting it !

Monday, April 6, 2009

Test Dye - Up

test dye black/white
Originally uploaded by funknitter
Got my fabrics today and have done a test dye today, still need some tuning but almost there....won't reveal the colours on here.....;)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Knit-a - Thon Longies

This gorgeous Licorice Twist in Wigwam dyed by me was just screaming knit me up when I got kindly the matching brown from WOOLganic for free when my order of dyers hanks was delayed.
So I did a three days Knit a- thon with two blisters on thumb and middle finger and unravelling it a few times as I was not happy how it was pooling before the increase and with the colours of the stripes.
I really love how they have turned out.
I wanted something funky and no bring legs.....

I think Mr J loves them too , was modelling for me and went napping in them....;)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Spiced Plums for now!

Spiced Plums for now!
Originally uploaded by funknitter
I am still not happy with the name of it, for the store I have called it Spiced Plums.
I was really sad parting with it as I adore this colourway....but I will dye myself some up when my Cestari will arrive after all the YC Soaker goodness

Drooling over some wool....oops another 5 kg

why oh why can't i never stop to buy more wool!!
I am drooling over some new kind of yarn where I got the sample card from.
Actually it will 3 new types I am trying out....
It will be delicious!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cestari ...wohoo I can order again......;)

I'm so happy the soaker club is falling into places.... Will order my Cestari for club and store this week-end , I need 3.5 kg for the club, rest will be back -up and for the store.Oh gosh I love my Cestari!!!

All my colourways

and I can add this week already some more.... maybe I should do one gallery for girly and then boyish colourways...but then it wouldn't be so colourful anymore....

The world is full of colours and I can see them everywhere, on bags on Jasie t-shirt just anywhere I look... sometimes I think I just go nuts....;)

My love for crimson rosellas....

has inspired me too dye this one up on WOOLganic.
We saw some on the week-end near Stanthorpe and DP and I always freak when we see these beautiful colourfu birds...I wish we could have some here in Brissie...and not just crows....;)

Raspberry Swirl

Originally uploaded by funknitter
A custom for the lovely Erin. I created this colourway when I got some new dyes, that always very dangerous when I get new ones as I am itching to try new dyes out....first I thought it was a flop and now I actually do love it....

Chilli and Green Tea

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I need to dye some more of this colourway, finally posted it off to the lovely Fiona after mixing her wool with Annas up! All a bit much in the last weeks!... Everybody was in awe when I presented this new colourway, it was actually an accident I was after another green but now I actually do love it. I was so eager like always to wind it up and see if I will toss it or love it. That's what I love about dyeing that it always looks so different when balled up....

Indian Summer .....

I don't know why I chose this name stuck in my head and I can't get rid of it. I dyed on BFL and on Cestari Columbia to see how different the same diluted dyes will turn out, it looks very similar
I have just found my love for Aran BFL, so will get some more to dye some more silky yummy wool

Bright Peacock on Sockino

Originally uploaded by funknitter
My first dye up on Merino sock yarn....
Next week I want to try some self striping sock yarn as I have bought a warping board some time ago.....

What to call....

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I have my dyeing mojo back after my early miscarriage and all the hassles another WAHM has caused me accusing me of using other and just copying colourways.
I am still looking for a name for it, the lovely ladies on rav suggested so many name but I haven't decided yet.

Long time no blog

I haven't blogged lately, I just forgot about it but I think it could help with my emotional healing process. I have suffered another miscarriage a very early one at 4 wks 3 days. I was so happy to be finally pregnant again and then on Friday 13 I started bleeding in the evening. On that day I actually felt really pregnant as the lovely Jen sent me a digital HPT which really said PREGNANT.The whole week I got just BFaintP, just thought this was early days
Maybe next time luckier??


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I have dyed up the cotton for Vicky in Lime Light. love how it has turned out! I should dye this one up next time on Cestari, anting to do this for a long time already!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


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I am so drooling over this colourway, it looks so different to other ones. I sold it to a good home but I can't wait to dye one for myself to knit with and of course on beautiful Cestari!


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I don't know why I had this colourway so long in my head...
I just know I need to try it and I was itching to do it.
In between several rainbow customs I squeezed this one in.

A combo of gold, olive, brown, crimson red , blues and turqoise.
At the end I knew there is still something missing so I added a patch of darker blue to give it the perfect touch.

I am drooling over it as I would like to keep it, but it has found a new lovely home already. I will dye some for myself and knit Jasie some lovely longies out of it

Boney rainbow!

After doing this custom below I thought it would be time to dedicated my passion to a blog.

Almost each of my colourway has a story to tell and even if it might be not very interested for other readers I would like to keep an online diary into my ventures of colours and wool! It is my first try of blogging so please be patient with me!

I love playing with colours, it was the best therapy for me when I had to experience last September my molar pregnancies and a D/C which followed.This blog will be a part of my healing journey as I feel better when I write things down! In my teenage years it helped me to get over failed love stories and other bad things what happened, of course I also shared good moments and happiness with my diary.

Sorry for rambling on lets dive into it....

Today I wanted to do a custom where I had to match this colourful fabric.
I had to postpone this dye job already so long because of all the gastros and cold over Xmas and New Year and I was also a bit scared if I would master to match the green perfectly. After a little arvo nap I ventured into it.
I love the challenge of dyeing from a pic and trying to match the colours!
Here is the pic of the fabric

I mixed a special green and that what I came up with

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That's the rainbow feast I came up with! I think it matches quite well if I may say so....