I am sorry that I have neglected this blog for a long time. I am still dyeing, spinning, knitting and crocheting. Firstly, I would like to share with you my new stuff. I have made or rather my husband had made me two yarn swifts. The first swift is rather big and heavy. I helped to sand paper and painted shellac on it :
So my dear husband made me another new swift which is smaller and much lighter :)
I was using my pvc niddy noddy and suddenly it rang a bell. A pvc inch ruler! So there I go again to the local hardware store and came back with this :
It is perfect and I love it! So...what do I need next? Ah ha! A ball winder! I have been thinking of a ball winder for ages. My dear friend Donna helped me to buy this ball winder from Knitpicks.com. Thank you very much Donna! :)
I also hand spun and dyed this yarn :
I called it Emerald Dream and it is done using layering method in the oven. I spun it 2 ply before dyeing it. It is 111 gm of merino and the yardage is 421 m (460 yards). It took almost 3 hours to dye but worth it. I like how it turn out but not the colour. It is supposed to be a blueish green like the deep blue sea.
My latest project is called Elly because it is knitted for my friend Elly. This pattern was taken from Craft House Series 2 and it is knitted in the round from top down. It is knitted with double strands of crochet thread from Pyarn.com. She was too shy to model it, so I have to do it :)
Whew! This is my longest posting so far. There are actually two more projects that I have completed but still waiting for fitting and photos.
Now...I am thinking of blocking wires! Lol...