Sunday, August 17, 2008

stash...

My friend dopa went for a trip in Estonia and Finland. I asked him to bring me back some wool, but who could ever imagine 860 grams of fingering wool, undyed and natural, soooo pure?!? I love that itchy touch and it smells incredibly of... sheeps.

Estonian wool

In these last weeks I also challenged myself in dyeing with kool-aid I received some month ago from sparrowgal, a fellow raveler.
I used some 70% wool and 30% acrylic that, as expected, didn't dye too well. I tried then with some estonian wool I received as a gift from another raveler, annejeanne, when I met her personally in Florence.

Here is the result!
dyeing

dyeing

SP Questions

week 6
What is your favorite supper for a hot summer evening?
 
Japanese soba or San Daniele ham+melon.

week 7
Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair? Would you ever consider it?
No, not yet. I don't know.

week 8
What Olympic event would best describe you knitting/knitting style?
Mmm... Maybe marathon... never give up!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

sometimes sewing



A couple of weeks ago I made my third sewing project: a small bag for jriede, for Knitter's Treasure Swap on Ravelry. Now I know it asafely arrived to destination, I can show it with proud!

I have to thank countrylou, a multitalented bag-maker I met in July in La Spezia. Her bags are really great and she talks about sewing as she was naturally born to do that.

So, I'm back in town, I'm suntanned and I have a very long things-to-do list, my main mission for august is to sew my son's kindergarten set (apron, bags and similar goodies...). We went together to buy green vichy fabric and he asks me "Mum, did you make my bags?" almost twice a day... "Not yen, but I'll do them soon..."