Monthly Archives: March 2010

Yarn Dyeing – Blueberry / Cherry Tea

Used two bags of Blueberry Tea and one bag of Cherry Tea to dye 30g of wool. The actual colour is more heather than shown in the photo, will still need to think what I’m going to be using it … Continue reading

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Yarn Dyeing – Wild Water Mint Leaves

This weekend I decided to try some more dyeing. This time I used about 280g of the white wool I have lying around to dye with Wild Water Mint Leaves (plenty of them at the farm). This time I mordanted … Continue reading

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Jada – Update

This is just a quick progress photo of Jada. I love this Lenpur Linen, it’s just lovely to work with. I only have another 3 pattern repeats to do (18 rows) before I reach the end of the main piece … Continue reading

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Best Friends – Cats – Finished

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Yarn Dyeing – Stinging Nettles

Having 12 skeins of white undyed wool (left in the picture) lying aroudn the house I decided to try my hand at dyeing using natural products. Seeing as they are plenty of stinging nettles around the farm, I picked enough … Continue reading

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Ovelha Negra Sock

Regia 6ply – Nordic 3mm DPN pattern: Ovelha Negra / Xana Left over yarn used to make two mini socks

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Jada from Rowan’s Lenpur Linen Collection

After having finished the toe-up socks for my mum last week, I could no longer resist JADA from Rowan’s Lenpur Linen Collection book I’d bought in December at Ribbels last year while I was stopping over in Holland. While I … Continue reading

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Sock Workshop at Ovelha Negra

As mentioned in my previous post I went to a workshop at my LNS – Ovelha Negra to learn how to knit a sock properly. Well Xana, our teacher, had gone to a lot of trouble to prepare the workshop. … Continue reading

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Toe-Up Socks

This is the first ever toe-up sock pattern I tried (freebie from internet – http://wendyjohnson.net/blog – generic toe-up pattern). I knit the first up in an afternoon and the matching pair in two evenings. I made them from some wool … Continue reading

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VW Beetle

This is my favorite car. I have an every day car, but this is definitely the one I enjoy driving the most. Sure it has no power steering, no radio, is really heavy to drive and makes a hell of … Continue reading

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