Sunday, September 17, 2017

It has been a while...

...but I am still here. One wonders how much a person can do in this world of technology.
This year has been hugely busy. Building up stock levels of garments and accessories to sell at the markets, creating an online presence, spinning and dyeing yarns. And attend markets, events and keep and eye on family issues. At present parents are becoming older with the inherent medical issues that come with that.
In the meantime I have been planning a visit to the US particularly to visit my daughter in Dallas, Texas and include visits with woolly friends, plus a tour. And this is happening soon. I leave September 26 and return October 24.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

There is never enough time to post everything,

..so here goes.
As well as family commitments I have been working hard.
Machine knit jumpers. Trying to get enough beanies and mitts for the markets, as well as handspinning yarns.







Big weekend with the Rushworth Easter Saturday Festival Market, followed by the regular Mooroopna Farmer's and Craft Market on Sunday.
the following Saturday April 22nd, is our annual Wangaratta Wool day at Milawa. so have started dyeing more wool tops. Not sure how much time to wind off and dye more yarn.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Busy times ahead..

I have started back at the markets. Played with a new cardigan design, simply styled with tapered sides, and a diagonal front.


 
I have all my regular products, and another cardigan in Charcoal. And I have been learning more about the DesignaKnit program from a group on Facebook.
I have lots of new handspun yarns and handdyed wool tops.
Girgarre market is on Sunday and then next Friday is the Seymour Alternative Farm Expo.

 
 

 
 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Gosh it has been awhile...

..but we have had Christmas and New Year family catchups.
Now January is for working to stock up for the markets.
Wool yarns and dyed tops have been hot on the agenda. And a new style cardigan is underway. On top of that my standard stocks need replacing. So see you soon...

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas..

.and a Happy New Year to you all.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

My last market for the year...

..is tomorrow.
Mooroopna Farmer's and Craft Market
It should be another nice day. The heat hasn't hit us yet, so hopefully there will be a few people around.
Of course I will be busy spinning away. I will have all my yarns, dyed and natural tops, felt batts and knitwear. Landscape dyes are stocked up ready for next year.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Castlemaine Artist Market tomorrow.

I haven't attended a December before, so could be interesting. a customer from last month asked if I was coming back, which is why I will attend. If the heat keeps sales down or non-existent I will rethink this next year. I have found the market to be well organised and friendly, and I have had great sales over the past year including on a 38 degree day in early March.
I will have all my machine knitted items of course, along with my handspun and handdyed yarns. These would be a great gift to a knitter who always has wool in her/his hands.
Scarves and beanies would be great to send overseas to family members.
Today, at Nagambie Lakes Community Market was poorly attended so sales were poor for all stallholders.
Girgarre market next Sunday, and Mooroopna the following Sunday and then a break from markets in January. Of course lots of spinning, dyeing and knitting to do.