Tuesday, September 13, 2016

It is September...

..and  have been neglecting the blog. But you know I have been busy.
5 markets a month.
Family commitments.
Machine knitting.
Spinning.
Handdyeing yarns and tops.
Will have to think of some lighter garments for the Spring  (NOW).
don't forget to check me out on Instagram, Facebook, my website and etsy store.

Monday, August 22, 2016

It's been awhile..

..but life gets busy.
I have bad jumper orders which although knitted on a machine do take some time. So here is a sample of the works completed, and some have already sold. Ad some get sold before I can take a photo. And I have one more garment that I have forgotten to take a photo of. another job for tomorrow.




Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Yarns ...

..added to my Etsy store CraftbyColleen
Corriedale 8ply handdyed.






Thursday, July 7, 2016

Busy, busy..

..as the Bendigo sheep and wool show gets close.
I can get photos done of progress, but takes time to then get them to computer.
Dyed tops are ongoing, dyed some more sock yarn, and m winding off 100gm lots of white 8ply Corriedale yarn for dyeing. Decided to spin up some of my dyed tops as I had sold more handspun yarn and this needed topping up.
I completed a new style jumper to sell at Bendigo but has now been sold and gone to Tasmania. so am halfway through another using Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Pumpkin, and more machine knitting needs to be done.
And need I say Girgarre market is on this Sunday.
Tuesday and Wednesday are medical appointments for my mother.
Then Bendigo to set up on Thursday.
That's about it. So back to work. Follow me on Facebook and you will get more details on what is happening.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Echuca Vintage and Steam Rally ..

..is on again this weekend.
Rain is predicted Saturday and clearing Sunday, but it has never stopped visitors.
I will be in the Shed as usual demonstrating how to spin wool. All my goodies will be there.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New wool tops..

..added to the website.
With a 2 day event in June, and a 3 day event in July, I am starting to slowly get more dyeing of products done.
So I have started with a few wool tops, and have started some sock yarn.
As well have added some more colours to my Poncho/Wrap.
Currently on the mid gauge machine I have a rolled shawl collared jacket.
so now the website is updated it is time to get back to the knitting machine.




Thursday, May 19, 2016

It is time...

.. to start getting more items ready for the 2 and 3 day events coming up with the Echuca Steam Rally on the Queen's birthday long weekend in June, and the Bendigo Sheep and Wool show in July.
so a couple more yarns added to the website.
and I am adding new colours to the Poncho/Wrap as well. This garment is still selling well.