our home in the bush

garden man

garden man
Just to sit a while and enjoy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Monday, September 21, 2009

Muir shawl

Well I am really happy to say I have finished my first shawl. Yaaaaaaah. I am really liking how it looks. It could have been a touch longer but I ran out of silk. Yes it is knitted from silk. The blue has more variation in it than the photo shows, between a light blue and a deep blue with a few bubbly bits( Dont know how else to describe then).
Now what will I start next. Hmmmmmm.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Under the Greenwood Tree

I found this movie at the end of a tape where I had been watching another program. What a little gem to find. I was so happy to have found this movie, and am really keen to read the book now.
I thought the story was ingaging and who can go past a good love story. Ahhhh aint love grand.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

holiday projects

It is half way through school holidays and am I any more organized that at the start? No. but I have got some photos to share with you of my projects. Now that # 1 child has returned home with the camera(which is actually # 1's but I borrow).
OK so this first one is not my project at all but a fantastic hand knitted hat that my mum picked up at a second hand shop for $2. Can you believe it. I love this hat and have worn it lots already. I would like to thankyou to the person that knitted this gem. I know you did not make it with me in mind but I thankyou because I love it.
It reminds me of a movie I recently saw for the second time. "The Witches" by Roald Dahl. I had never realised the number of fantastic hand knitted jumpers, cardigans, mittens etc in this movie before. Last time I watched it I was more excited about the scandinavian theme, and of course the witches. I think I would like to have a go at knitting some of those fantastic norwegian designs, but I do have a few other things to finish first.

I have finally finished my second hedgerow sock. I really like these socks as they have a girlie feel to them. Easy to knit but such a great design. If you want more details you can check my ravelry projects page.
And while we are still talking about socks, I recieved this wonderful sock wool from Wales. Sally Pointer has hand dyed this from Woad ( I had to google it to find out what it was). It is called ice and fits with the swap theme of my favourite fairytale "snow queen". Then I found an ice themed sock pattern to go with it. So stay tuned and hopefully I will start it soonish.
And we cant forgett the spinning. Here it is. And what will it be?????? Who knows. I have just become one of those people that spin for spinning sake.
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

colour and dogs

I have been spinning again. This time I had a rainbow mix that I spun into singles and then.... well what will I ply it with. Since I could not decide what colour to do I thought I would just try a few different ones. I tried mint, royal blue, purple, lilac and then I plyed some with itself( my favourite). It was a really interesting exercise in colour- which I am not so good at yet. It is always surprising to see how various colours react with others.
I have also decided to start the modular cardi "dream coat". This will use up lots of my handspun. And stop spinning and do some knitting.
And of course I Had to add some photos of the dogs that # 1 child took. Hope you enjoy them.

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