Saturday, 25 December 2010

Secret Santa in green

Secret Santa fibre

This arrived a few days ago, and I managed to restrain myself from opening it until last night.  It's my Secret Santa present from the UK Spinners' list on Ravelry, and it's managed to stay completely anonymous!  Beautiful colours - very much what I had in mind for my Oak King colourway. 

I shall have to spin it up soon; it's too lovely to wait.

Not as cold outside today, though we did get very chilly walking up at Grassington in the Dales this morning.  Beautiful colours in the ice and clear water.
Frozen rock

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Copper shawl

Copper shawl finished

This thing has finally been photographed today, before it gets beautifully packaged and off to a Swordfest friend for his wife's Christmas present.  It feels beautiful, being about half silk, and the rest camel and fine wool.  I'm really pleased with the way the colours shift in and out but fairly subtly.

Copper shawl pre-blocking

This is the shawl unblocked; it shows the colours more accurately.  

Thursday, 2 December 2010


... is falling outside and inside now. Tiny snowflakes drifting down the screen.

Need to do some more dyeing for Christmas, not to mention take a decent photo of the Holly King fibre - perhaps I might get organised this afternoon, but the computer at home was playing up yesterday afternoon; it took my computer man an hour to get it sorted (which he very kindly lets me pay in costume!) and it was stillrunning slow this morning when I attempted to check snow and travel before leaving at 6.30).

It seems to be warming up outside - I can see droplets of water, sun shining through, like streaks of fire dripping of the house next door.