Wednesday, 25 March 2009

A swatch!

DSC02996, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

This deserves an exclamation mark since I almost never swatch properly. But the Hanne pattern forces your hand.

I'm using up the leftover handspun grey merino corriedale from the Mr Greyjeans cardigan and some beautiful smooth 8 ply merino in a variegated red colourway from Marta's Yarns that has been sitting in my stash for a long time - just waiting for the right project.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Mr Greyjeans

DSC02988, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

A new grey cardigan for the cooler weather to come.

Ravelled here.

Flickr'd here (for the Ravelry-less)

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Fragance of barnyard....

DSC02981, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

.... or rather sheep paddock really.

C's dad has a couple of black sheep whose fleeces are no good for inclusion in the rest of his clip (black fleece being seen as a contaminant in a bale of white) so they (the fleeces, not the sheep) have come to live with me. K's a little bewildered that I could possibly make use of them, so there may be a hat or a vest going his way in the future. D has requested a hat which is giving me ideas of doing a mini-D version for J. OTT cuteness an' all that.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

There's something very graceful about emus...

The way their "skirt" of feathers hangs just so;

You wouldn't want to get in the way of one of their high kicks;

Not so different to ballerinas I guess;

I was never into ballet;

But I know a little girl - about to turn 5 - who is;

So this is for her.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

In preparation for the film release of Half Blood Prince...

DSC02979, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

... I am finally making the Gryffindor socks that I have been wanting to make for several years.

Self-striping soft sock yarn from Sunshine Yarns. This always sells out super quick when Dani does a store update, so the easiest way to get your mitts on some is when she does one of her Harry Potter sock clubs.