Sunday, April 12, 2009

Oh so silky......

Originally uploaded by funknitter
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

Originally uploaded by funknitter
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!!