I didn’t intend to be away from my blog for so long. Gorgeous Man and I have spent the last few weeks getting our work visas renewed.
I try to keep my blog a happy place so I will just say that I have told Gorgeous Man that he must have a job in a new country before our work visas are due for renewal in 2012 as I NEVER want to go through that process again. The term drowning in red tape is an understatement.
On to happier things. This little jersey arrived at it’s destination, so I can show it now.
Detail of the buttons and button band.
The ladybird pants do fit Gorgeous Girl – though they are a little big in the waist (but they don’t fall down, so it’s all good). The nice thing is that they go perfectly with the top I made here. Here she is at the butterfly farm, before she spilled her lunch all over her shirt.
The spinning continues. Here are the first attempts a a Navajo ply
There is also a large skein of grey.
I watched a YouTube video and then gave it a go. I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s a bit tightly plied in a few areas, but I love the technique and will be doing more.
This red merino is what is currently on the wheel.
This is my third batch of yarn. I even managed to dig out a US dime for scale.
After much consideration I’ve decided that Juno Regina is going to the frog pond.
I love the yarn, and I love the pattern, but together they just aren’t doing it for me.
I am going to be dyeing some fleece on Sunday next week, and have plans to dye a purple going from light to dark with some white as well (I can see the roving in my head) and use that for Juno.
I have two patterns that I’m going to try out the silk with today if I get time.
I did get the new quilt cut and the first few rows sewn.
The colour is a bit washed out in this picture, but you get the general idea. This is a fish quilt and the pattern comes from one of the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazines I bought last year. I love that magazine!
The scarf for my Scarves for Africa project is coming along nicely. It lives in the car and I do a few rows every time we go somewhere. I had lots of knitting time in the last few week driving the hour there and the hour back from the Department of Home Affairs where we did battle for our visas.
Well, I think that sums up the last few weeks, now I’m off to see what you have all been up to!