Friday, April 19, 2019

So much for promising to keep up the blog..

. ..recent events have got in the way.
The weather has been overly hot so wasn't enthused to do enough work.
My partner had been informed he had a subdural haemorrhage several weeks ago and it was being monitored up until the last Ct scan which showed an increase in volume. so a phone call from St. Vincent's Hospital late on the Saturday night to be there Sunday for an operation on Monday. Check out train timetables and we were off. I don't do Melbourne city traffic at all anymore. so drive to Seymour (an hour and a quarter) and then the train to Southern cross station and then taxi to the Hospital. I found accommodation for me that night 10 minutes walk away. Operation was successful, so I went home that night and followed up things I needed to do and went back on Wednesday to bring him home. How quick is that.
He discovered he was as weak as a kitten and spent most of the first day home in bed. I have given him 2 days that he is not allowed to do anything and then he can slowly get back into a routine. Hi son will be here today so I can do the Rushworth Easter Saturday Market tomorrow. Hope I have enough stock. Haven't really felt like spinning the last few days.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Plodding along....

I have been pushing through some handspun yarns, but also have managed a couple pair of socks and a few kids beanies.
Have managed some dyeing of tops and sock yarns.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year..

..and new yarns on etsy. Some yarn coming soon. and some socks.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas..

and a Happy New Year. Best wishes to all and a very safe holiday season.

I am hoping to do better with this blog and continue to put more of my craft on here.
Cheers, Colleen

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Finished Weaving..

...I had lots of leftovers on the bobins and plyed them all together. Great lot of colours. This was going to be my weft yarn. for the warp I blended a bright blue with a darker green to get an almost teal so spun this for my warp. Very happy result and will go on sale in the New Year.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Christmas approaches and a hot summer follows...

And so I have had my last market for the year. It was raining at the start, so waited a
while for that to settle. Thought it was going to be a bit quiet but made a few sales of my poncho/shawlettes, which are so ideal for any season. and had to pack up quickly at 11.30am as the heavens came down with thunder and lightning in the midst. so now drying out gazebos and the van awning.
so time to slow down and reassess what new items I can add to my stock. Plus restock beanies and mitts for adults and kids.
Handspun yarns I just keep adding, trying different colours.
I have purchased local fleece for yarn processing. This is a shared project, but my share is 75kg minus the loss in processing. This is white Corriedale and it is a very soft yarn and I will have fun dyeing it.

Monday, November 26, 2018

It definitely has been a long time Posting..

It has been pretty busy this year. Lots of family issues, to work in with the markets and making products. But the year is nearly over and I will look forward to a small summer break from the markets.
But making for sales will be stepped up in an air conditioned studio over this time.
I have improved my machine knitting skills, so socks will be added. Little kids fingerless mitts have been pretty popular, so more of those to do would only do a few and they sold out each time. so a good heads start will work well.
I continue to handspin my yarns, so a good start to the season for next year will be a bonus.
The Yarn Van was in dire straits this year, and needed an engine replacement , very costly exercise , which I hope I never have to do again.
Coming up next year is the Coloured Sheep Congress in May in Italy, and am so looking forward to it. The Biella Wool Company is sponsoring it so it will be more about the processing.
As part of the North East Yarns, we will be processing white Corriedale fleeces into yarns, when that is done, I will be handdyeing these for my markets. I also love dyeing sock yarns as well.
Ok, lets see if I can focus on this blog a bit more.