Green Eyed Monsters: Crafty Blog (greeneyedcrafts) wrote,
Green Eyed Monsters: Crafty Blog

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Photo-free dull.

Well, I'm home. Not been feeling too great, so I'm under instructions from mum to stay home until I do. Which means I'm missing work (am I nuts?!), but getting lots of time to play with fluff and string, so it's not all bad.

However, there is no space to hang anything up to dry. I tried hanging some roving outside yesterday (organic merino dyed with natural dyes...I was having a crazy earthy moment) but it just got cold and stayed as wet as when it went out. I think I need it rinse it all again anyway, I'm not sure all the dye's gone. Damn you, natural dyes. You're so pretty but so fickle.

Last night was Spinnerette. You'll be pleased to know that my kidnap plot did not come off, and I will therefore not be going to prison. However. Nomnomnomnomnom. That is all there is to say on the matter.

Charlotte's tigger socks are coming along nicely. I'm slightly worried they'll be too big, but we can deal with that when we come to the actual foot part. A slouchy ankle is just fine and dandy.

I've spun up the 50:50 part for the UKspinners swap, and even if I do say so myself, it's pretty lush. The fibre part is suffering the curse of No Drying Space, so that's not ready yet.

I got Wrapped in Comfort through the post yesterday - lots of pretty things! I'm thinking of either Karen's Water Turtles shawl or Nina's Ann Arbour shawl. They're both knit in fingering-ish weight on 5.5mm needles, so they'll be much quicker than doing something in actual laceweight. I'm a cheat, I know. And I just had 2 new base yarns arrive this morning - just small quantities to test out, but one of them is a baby alpaca and it's just lush. I may well be tempted to use it myself.

Last week I had a moment of weakness and bought the NME. Which I had been boycotting relatively successfully since they ate Melody Maker. But that's so last decade. And there were pictures of Brody. So I'm forgiven, right? Anyway, it was nice. I'm semi-tempted to start buying it again regularly, just because I know nothing about music these days and it makes me feel old. But I'd still feel like a traitor. I'd be OK if we still had Select, but no such luck. And I never really liked Q, except for the pictures. What to do?

Off to look around our possible reception venue later on. Hopefully it'll be big enough. Otherwise it's back to the drawing board...keep your fingers crossed for me.

And finally, a big shout-out to Becky of - a girl with amazing taste and a very cute and fluffy pooch.
Tags: dyeing, knitting, music, spinning, swaps, tigger_socks

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