Whew, I wish I knew what 98 bags of wool looked like before I ordered it, my shop is a little crowded, but woo, what a lot of yummy yarn, and all half price too. I will be standing in the cold tommorrow handing out leaflets, shame the kids have left home! (not that i would of course......)
So if you see me looking blue, thats actually blue in colour, not just fed up, remind me its all for a good cause!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
I decided to add another range to the shop, so I am now eagerly awaiting Twilleys Spirit, in five fabuolus colours. Off to do a Craft fair at Nancledra this weekend, and looking forward to cathcing up with a few crafters I havent seen for a while, Still not feeling too Christmassy, but i'm sure that the smell of Ruby Murry's curry will help, this is the first year i will be able to eat it, not being allergic to peppers any longer, I cant wait! Oh, and the smell of mince pies of course!
Thursday, 20 November 2008
Now, why would anyone pay £15 for a pair of needles. I often thought that wood needles were needles were needles, but not so. DH bought me a pair of Lantern Moon size 4mm for our Wood anniversary (He did need prompting, and i did get the usual 'but yoiu already have loads of needles'). They are now the only 4mm I use (unless I have to cast on more than 100dk.). Such needles, such smoothness you never thought possible. It all comes down to the 'cost per use' ethic. If you can get, say, 50p a use then its a good buy, anyting less is a bargin and anything more, well, it would have to be something special. So my needles are an absolute bargin. Now to collect the full set..........
Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Well, i have been a bit busy of late, what with the flood, laying new carpets and summer hoardes approaching, so making a few things for the wee shop. Last week i finished what i think is my favorite bear to date. He is Porthelven, a wee Elven Fairie Beary, with lovely sparkling wings and swarovski crystal antenna. Me and the hubby went to Porthleven to photograph him on Saturday, such a lovely day, and a reminder of how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. .
I am also knitting a pair of socks in cornish organic that i have hand dyed with Australian Landscape dyes. (Cant now call them organic as they dyes arnt) but I dont think Uncle Peter will mind. They have to be in the post by thursday so Imust knit into the small hours again, oh well, any excuse!
Monday, 25 February 2008
I am back to making bears at work, little Cornish Beach Bums. I do love making the wee things as, like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get. I have started with a rosy pink one, as it is Mothers day on Sunday. New photos will be added as soon as i have uploaded the software to my new camera. I have managed to set up the new 'do it all' printer, all by myself, but whether I can actually photocopy on it remains to be seen, me and photocopiers don't mix. Now, I don't want to tempt the fates, (there are quite a few) but, photocopiers are a bit of a Nemesis with me, many a time I have broken the calm silence in the library with a loud exclamation of 'it shouldn't be doing that' and when the lovely assistant comes to my rescue is usually quite bemused (or worse) as yes, it is rather strange as they didn't think copiers did that either. Its the same at tills, if its going to go odd, it will be with me stood there. I have even walked away for it to go right and then go wrong again when I return. I guess its my electrifying personality.....oh is that a tumbleweed just passing...
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
I have an apology to make. I always thought that life was to short for it, even told lovely ladies in my shop that I agreed with their husbands, life is to short to knit socks. Oh how wrong I have been, so to all those ladies I have thought were being just a little silly with their knitting time, I am sorry. I got tempted by a lovely color way of Lorna's Laces and was going to knit a jumper for a miniature bear with it. But, having had the 'sock' conversation a few times i thought I really aught to know what I'm talking about, I cant really say its a waste of time till I have knitted one (didnt think I would even finish a pair) and them I could say with certainty that life is to short. Three pairs later and some hearts with the leftovers, I am just slightly addicted. Its the wool you see, they make such pretty patterns as your knitting dont they! I havent made the jumper for the bear yet, And as for grey school socks, I still think life is definately too short.