Monday, September 06, 2010

I-Knit Weekender

Whose idea was this exactly?  When it was suggested, I agreed, it did sound like a good idea, and now I am almost ready to roll I agree again, it is a good idea, but oh my, the work that has gone on to get me to this stage has been immense!

Maybe my op back in July took it’s toll on me, but dyeing up many kilos of fibre has been hard work.  It was fun too, don’t get me wrong, I love to work with this fluffy stuff and dyes, I just get lost in it, so much so that a day can disappear with me just playing in my workroom*

*for workroom read anywhere in the house that has a space, sorry honey…will all be back to normal soon

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This is my banner for my stand, I am so pleased with it, really I need to zigzag around all the letters but at the moment, I will leave it as it is.  I might mess it up if I try to do it quickly so I’ll sort that out after the event.  I have a some more spinning/knitting events lined up and will hopefully have it completely finished by the time they come round.

 

fluff shop

Last Thursday my lovely friend Sally came round and helped me do a trial set up on my dining room table.  It was reassuring to see the fluff filling the table, and to know that there was even more still in bags ready to put out.  I have dyed up 3 or 4 of the same in one dye lot as I felt it would be good for spinners if they wanted to spin to knit something bigger than a scarf.

I am printing off some of my Aspen Leaf patterns to give as a freebie if 400g or more of the same fibre is purchased, also I will be giving 15% discount on 300g or more of any fibre, any colours. Hope I can find somewhere to hang everything up, I have a feeling I will be too warm to wear my alpaca version….

 

Oh and I’ll be taking all my made up Aspen’s too.  I have just finished knitting a tiny one, to fit a 12-18month size

I used DK/Sport weight yarn and 4mm needles to knit the smallest size and got this cutie

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all from 100g of yarn with a bit left over!

This morning I made myself a cute pinny to keep all my dosh

pens and things in, I just love the funky fabric!

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So, who’s coming to see me? Don’t forget to wear your badge and please don’t be shy, I love to chat..Sally is helping me on Friday and Heather is doing a stint on the Saturday, I have got some lovely friends!

See you there!!

7 comments:

Helen said...

Wishing you every success with the weekend Marianne, everything looks fantastic and so colourful :)
Will love to see photographs when you return
Helen xx

Marianne said...

Oh, how I wish I could be there!!!
It's all so beautiful! xox

Sunsun said...

OMG You've been really busy!!!
I wish I could be there!!!
;-)

hakucho said...

Good luck! You certainly have a wonderful assortment of colorful yarn :)

Robin C said...

hey Marianne,
are we alike? My gallbladder is misbehaving and I am miserable. Going to try to find a surgeon tomorrow.

Jan said...

I have just come here from Stashthingys blog ,after seeing her blog she told me how to buy your pattern ,and I did , this afternoon I am delighted with it , Michaela tells me you live in Chateris ,so we are nearly neighbours I live in Ramsey ,please take a peep at my blog some time... love Jan xx
http://serendipitylives-jan.blogspot.com

lmagsay said...

Hi Marianne, I just finished a pair of Sucky Thumb Mitts, they turned out really cute! I couldn't find you on Raverly! thankyou for such a delightful pattern :}

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