This first photo is a secret....something for one of my swaps I am doing, will it be for you or you or you I wonder??
I have just taken posession of this book
I have been updating our website and it annoys me the way the buttons shift about so I need to learn about Cascading Style Sheets! When I learnt stuff at college in 2003 we used these Adobe Classroom in a Book books and I loved the way they helped me to progress in my learning. I love doing tutorials, they are like puzzles to me and please me when I have achieved the object of the exercises. I just need to find the time to actually do the tutorials!
After I had finished making the secret in the top photo, I found this pattern and was eager to make it so I had a go. It fair blows your mind at first but once you've done a few repeats I 'got' it! It is a lovely pattern and I think I'll be using up my bits of cotton yarn on it.
I love the hanging ring at the start of the cloth, it is fun to do that bit then you really have to put your brain into gear, well I did, but I do have a bit of a flutterby brain lately! Oh, the yarn is Anchor Magicline Dotty.
Look look look!
Aren't you just so jealous? I managed to secure me a skein of Amanda's new sock yarn. She didn't have much in so I was very lucky to get this. It truly is angelic, so soft and very tactile!
After chatting with my lovely friend Wanda about spinning she helped me to choose this gorgeous spindle. I have a little twiddle every time I go past it and I think I am getting the hang of it now. Hah!!I also got a DVD from her which was very informative and really lovely to see Wanda and hear her voice too! Wanda's husband Ed, makes the spindles, mine is called a purple heart and it is very beautiful. I am looking forward to plying the yarn I spin as it is done from the little ball made by winding the yarn round the bottom. You just pull the shaft out and then the feet and it is there, a cute little ball of yarn!! Amazing! The yarn is plied by using an end from the middle and the end on the outside, can you imagine the tangle I will get into?
So Jo, when are we having this lesson?
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