Saturday, March 03, 2007

My children are quite welcome to have a little "turn" of my wheel...even the little ones. I slip off any bobbins and bands and they can sit and treadle the wheel. I find by doing this they actually fiddle with it less than if I tell them not to! hehe...I guess it gets it out of their systems. Occasionally, B asks if she can re-organise my yarn stocks....and if the old yarn cabinet is a bit unorganised I let her....she's very careful. One hank of yarn, Sheepychic "Tropical" seems to be the girls favourite. I guess it is so summery. I had been keen to design a drink bottle sling for my sister who does lots of walking and gets sick of carrying her water bottle....so what better yarn to use! hehe...hand dyed summery colours, chunky 100% Merino. Wool is a natural insulator and water resistant so it is very practical. I've knitted it over smaller needles than I would normally use for chunky yarn and this has given me a very thick, sturdy product. Cool!!
I've called it the Sheepychic "beach walker bottle" and you can order them for $20. Just email....
Another yarn I've been busy with is Sheepychic "Mountain Ash" I've got to say I'm pretty delighted with this one. I've hand dyed %100 Merino with beautiful greens, lilacs, pale blues...you can see the pictures. The colours show here pretty accurately. I've spun it through with copious amounts of a glitz called "Moodey Dhoo" which I love as it is a lighter colour than the usual glitzes. It's available from http://ewegivemetheknits.blogspot.com/ It has given the whole yarn a curious yet subtle iridescent appearance...especially as I've plied the whole thing over with some Japanese gold metallic thread.

It's a really big hank...weighing somewhere around the 220gm mark. I will offer it for sale as a whole for a while in case someone is keen for a larger project. After a couple of weeks I may separate it into 2 hanks.

Thanks so much for popping into Sheepychic bloggings...and thanks so much for your emails and enquires. I'll get cracking on your orders so you can get a headstart for the Autumn weather! Bye for now, Ruth...xoxox

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ruth can I please order a beach walker bottle I just love it.
Keep up the good work
love from your fav sister-in law

Mandie said...

I just love the way P is cradling that hank of Sheepychic yarn - too cute!
The Glitz is good stuff isn't it? I LOVE playing with it :-)
xoxo

Merry Munchkin Designs said...

I have seen this little baby in the flesh folks and let me tell ya it is wicked!!! I am secretly hoping to get one as a wedding present.............

Ahhhh, little miss P, a yarn junkie in the making if ever I saw one!

Love tye x

Ruth.... said...

hehe..yeah..brainwashing coming along nicely..

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