Thursday, October 31, 2013

Approaching summer...

...I have purchased 4 ply cotton yarn in several colours from the Bendigo Woollen Mills for machine knitting. And have completed a few Vest/Wraps on the Empisal machine using the lace maker.


And here is a full Lace Cardigan in Red.

This one is Orange and is Pure Wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills.

This is in a Natural Grey 3 ply from our sheep. This vest is more plain without any lace but similar to a mock rib with needles out of work. Very light so suitable for summer wear as well.
Recently we had an agreed sale with our farm but unfortunately that fell through after they were not able to get their full finance. We had destocked our cattle, so still have my sheep. We missed out on a smaller property as this purchase had to be cancelled. So feeling a bit raw after all these disappointments.
But my studio work continues while another farmer looks to see if he can get finance to purchase as his property backs on to ours.
Spinning a Chocolate coloured fleece at the moment and am trying to get some mixed colour blends done as well. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Elmore Field Days..

..will be my next big event of 3 days in the General Interest shed.
This will be interesting as it is my first time here, so not sure how it will go. But it is all good, as I consider it to b an advertising tool.
Have been dyeing wool tops in single colours and have some dyed mohair curls on offer as well as my general hand spun yarns, hand dyed yarns, and various clothing items.
working on some summer cotton garments so not very many at the moment.
Here are some photos of items that will be for sale.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New toy...

This is going to speed things up a bit.

And another jumper and jacket off the mid gauge knitting machine.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Bedigo Sheep and Wool Show 2013...

...Oh Lordy, what a weekend. Rain and cold weather throughout, did not deter buyers. This year yarn, jumpers, scarves, beanies almost walked off the stalls for myself and the North East Yarns. I was worried about the amount of stock I had for sale, but my best year was before me in sales.
Thank you to all the visitors, and buyers, and new friends who came by.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Please don't be....

...bored with me. So much to do here, barely time to scratch myself.
I have been carding single colours into batts, so that a person can pick and choose thee colours they want to blend, and this takes up a lot of my time.
The Echuca nanny and Ewe Fibre Muster was held last weekend, and it was again a success.
This Saturday is the Wangaratta Wool Day at a new venue at Our Lady's Primary school Hall, White St., Wangaratta.
Today, the vet is coming to preg test the cows as some have calved early, so my crafting time is out for this morning.
Will come back after the weekend with photos, that I will have to update.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Oh dear...

Blogging is getting seriously left behind.
But I have been working hard on machine knitting, lots of spinning, etc.
I have had my usual markets, but some extra events are coming up with the NannyandEwe Fibre Muster in Echuca next weekend followed by the Wangaratta Wool Day the Saturday after that.
So a coupe of photos to show what is happening and then I have to help shift some cattle to another paddock.

Friday, February 8, 2013

It is...

....very dry here in Victoria. A recent fire across the road with the wind helping it along, was some concern, more because it could have been here with the wind blowing in our direction. But all good and 4 units put it out fairly quickly.
The garden is needing very regular watering but no weeding is getting done unfortunatly. While Leigh milks I do the garden in the mornings only.
Aso have to help my mother at times, sharing a few jobs with my sisters', as she is coming up for a shoulder repair.
Handwoven scarf from handspun Natural coloured Corriedale/Merino wool, plain weave

Machine knit summer cotton cardi...Bendigo cotton 4ply

Hand dyed grey fleece in 3 colours, blended once and handspun.
I have been spinning a lot, and machine knitting cotton  garments for our summer so am being very busy. I constantly look out for patterns to use or make up a few.
Above are a few items I have recently created.
Have organised a little trip to Papua New Guinea at the end of the month to visit my daughter Rebecca(Rebecca and the World) with her partner's mum as well.