Thanks for popping into the ol' Sheepychic....any enquiries welcome. Don't forget the knitting silly season is nearly upon us..! Ruth xxx
Friday, March 31, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
My sister - in - law Andrea is so encouraging...it gives me a real buzz. I happened to have a roving brewing up when she popped in during holiday time and we had a fine ol' time pulling it all out and pinning it on the line while the kids disappeared playing. This little hank is chock o' block full of different colours....but with a beautiful winter-time depth. Check it out!
wow! even looks good wet and swimming in a bucket....
I'm sure Andrea won't mind me christening this hank....da-da-da-daaaaaaaa the "Oxley".
Thanks for logging into Sheepychic Bloggings...see you all..Ruth xxx PS. Andrea...keep an eye out for the mail man....a little birdie told me something may be coming out your way! (And keep us posted, won't you!) Andrea is a keen scrapbooker...her albums are absolutely georgeous. I'm wondering if some Sheepychic yarn may be included in some scrapbooking....it will be cool to see some alternative uses for this special yarn. I've used it as giftwrapping string (just imagine!), tied in bows attached to elastic hair ties (cute and sturdy for little P)..we even decorated out Christmas tree with handspun! (Well...it saved a trip to the shops!) All the best....Ruth xxx
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
I grabbed these daisies from eBay and I love the little finishing touch they gave Cloe's hat. You can just type in "embroidered daisies" in the search field and you can find them there. The user i.d.is "rtinga"...aka Robyn. Robyn is really friendly and quick to send what you order. These daisies are sooo cute!...perfect for kids hats or anything else...and lets face it...don't give the huge craft franchises or department stores your money...buy from the little guys...and gals!!! If anyone wants Robyn's email address I have it here at home...just ask.
Thanks Mr. Moley for taking time off the toy shelf to model for me. Hopefully we will be able to have a photo of the real Cloe!...stay tuned! xxx Ruth
Friday, March 17, 2006
Monday, March 13, 2006
In the strainer...straight from the pot. I was aiming for a verigated kind of yellow and I've got to say...I was delighted. My Sheepychic Mellow yellow mission accomplished!
Yellow Hankie here is a mixture of yellows which is (before you go thinking I'm clever or somethin'!!) merely the same shade of yellow in different strengths and the tiniest dash of red in the same technique I used for my 'trophy yarn'. (See previous posting)
Hand dyed (of course) and out drying on the line...looking at the photo..at the yellows and orange...it should be called 'citrussy'...but it isn't, is it...? Tweety bird meets Simba the Lion King??? Maybe..Please leave a comment if you can think of a suggestion.
I am looovveeen' this system of verigated colour now and I rarely use any other...(well...this week anyway!!) and as my research and development department (me after a couple of red wines) has discovered it works with any colour or mixture of colours you fancy!
Rovings are dry, bundled and looking fabulous!...Couldn't wait to spin them up!
All spun and plied back with gold metallic thread (suprise, suprise) The photo here appears lighter than the actual hank which seems a deeper yellow in real life....but you get the drift, I'm sure.
Stay tuned for other Sheepy colours...love yas!!!! Bye for now....