29 June 2009

Creative Mojo

I think my mojo has returned. I was getting frustrated with my watercolours; deep down I didn't want picture perfect yet that was what I was aiming for (if that makes any sense at all). After all, I could use my camera for picture-perfect. I think that's why I find artists such as Frida inspirational.

Anyhow, I dug out my watercolours and brushes, my creative juices are flowing again starting with an autumn watercolour of falling leaves, and also a tree.

Here is the beginning of two pieces :-

23 June 2009

Chunky Hat

A recently completed hat thanks to http://turvid.blogspot.com/2009/04/free-pattern-anyway-chunky-hat-in-super.html using some lovely chunky wool and a not so happy model.

16 June 2009

Handspun BFL

Here is the Blue Lagoon BFL which is plied and ready to knit with (although not sure what pattern to use as yet). The fleece was spun on my Castella wheel and plied using my Ashford Traveller with jumbo flyer.

10 June 2009

Socks using magic loop, and Handspun BFL

Here is a photo of a pair of socks I am knitting at the one time using one needle (i.e. magic loop) - I am sharing the photo particularly for my very good friend Lyn. I want these socks to be quite long (and warm) therefore will just keep on knitting until I run out of yarn.

Here is one ply of handspun BFL "Blue Lagoon" from http://www.ewegivemetheknits.com/ - I just love the colour. When I have completed another bobbin I would like to make either socks or a shawl from this.

08 June 2009

Spinning Wheels

I can't remember if I have shared photos of my four "babies" = here they are in order of acquisition.




.. and my latest babe which I "acquired" about one month ago, and as yet is unnamed.

Crochet of the Month - June

Two more blocks from the CAL challenge. These blocks were completed fairly quickly. In total I now have 12 blocks, I'm half way there!

06 June 2009

Handspun fabric and lurex

As part of a fun challenge in a spinning group this month was to spin fabric ! Here is some fabric I ripped into strips and then spun it with glittery thread (which I always call "lurex" - it comes from being obsessed with the 70s).

02 June 2009

Irish Crochet - flower

Finished another motif as part of the Ravelry IC challenge. This one is fun to do and I just adore the 3D effect. I have made a 12' square using a similar motif as part of a CAL earlier this year.