Sunday, June 1, 2008

In which purdiness is displayed..

Hey everyone! I thought I'd never get to post! Academia has been keeping me on my toes, which is great if you like essay writing, sadly I hate making up word counts, but c'est la vie.

I have some long overdue pretties to show off, and when I can be bothered, to upload a stack of photos, a veritable tonne of fibre from the recent Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists (QWSFA) open day last weekend.

Firstly though, thanks to the awesome Woolie Wombat for 22micron fibre she apparently promised me ages ago, but I really don't remember asking for. This stuff is so soft and is begging for splashes of colour. The staple length is long and makes me want to use it for a pillow so I snuggle in the sheepy goodness. mmmm

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Two bags! Can you see why I think she's great (and the fact that she's teaching a group of us to knit lace... online, not even one on one contact. Gem!).

For more bragworthiness, look what I scored at my favourite newsagent!
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By Alan Dart, the patterns are cute, and easy! I just love the fact that there are so many patterns in there, and uses for eyelash yarn! Beards, gotta love 'em :D For some reason, this 26-05-08 007 just captures my imagination. I may even knit some of them. I'm not a toy person per se, but I think this book just about has me converted. :D

Thanks to everyone who gave me suggestions re: mitts. I discovered the biggest help was the most obvious. Seam the bloody things! Although that said, they could still use some elastic around the finger and the bottom ribbing. *sigh* Next time...

Non-crafty things, I have just received my highest ever mark for an assessment at uni, 75%! I'm absolutely stoked, as I usually only just manage to pass by the skin of my teeth. I love the subject, but essays well and truly suck. Eugh!



gardienne said...

Love the book by Alan Dart!! I don't know why I'm all of a sudden attracted to Chicken things...The Chicken Legs must be influencing me!

catsmum said...

colour me oh so very very very jealous of all that fibrey largess from WW

catsmum said...

and congrats on the assessment too of course