Thursday, 8 December 2011

Heroes, giants, villains, wizards, true love

I bought a fibre club from storied yarns recently and decided its worth a post all of its own as I can definitely recommend it. I was interested in this club as you get to choose the theme of the club, (there are suggestions for general topics to help you think of something if your stuck.) For my fibre club I went with the favourite film option and chose The Princess Bride (who doesn't love that film) and I love how she has interpreted it.

I got in my package.

4oz BFL dyed in some lovely shades.

the note she sent explains her inspiration in the choice of colours.

- a farm boy, poor and perfect, with eyes like the sea after a storm
- a red dress and golden hair, enjoying a daily ride or a dip in eel-infested waters
- the sun setting behind the kiss that left them all behind

if you know the film the above will make perfect sense :)

Some chocolates, which after a little internet searching I believe they are (well were I've eaten them already) Hershey's mint Candy Cane Kisses, which were yummy and not something I've had before as you don't really get Hershey's over here.

And some princess bride themed badges.

The fibre has spun up lovely and I found some natural coloured roving in my stash that I think may also be BFL though I can't be 100% sure to ply with it.

Now to decide what to make with the finished yarn??

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wednesday again

I've been mainly spinning this week. I've finished off spinning up the Wesley and Buttercup BFL I started last week and found some undyed roving (that I think is also BFL but I'm not 100% sure as it wasn't labelled) that I have spun and plyed the dyed fibre with and has made a lovely yarn. I'm really please with it though I'm not asking DH what he thinks again as his comment was well done you've made string LOL.

I've also spun up another fibre club I had in my stash. Its the November fibre club from playatlife fibre arts. Its mixed BFL dyed up in shades of red, brown, purple and green.

It started as this

and is now (bottom bobbin and bobbin on table)

I think I may try and get a nice brownish shade to spin up and ply with it rather than a paler cream.

I've taken part in a secret santa on NM's and my gifts are on there way to their recipient at the moment but mine arrived yesterday. I got a clothkits purse which I'm planning on having a go at later this week hopefully and should be useful as the size looks like it will be good for my crochet hooks and maybe a small pair of scissors, might stop me loosing them.

I've also made a Joseph costume this week for my Eldest who was playing Joseph in the Nursery Nativity. I went to see it this morning and the whole class were fab and so cute in all their costumes. 

I've still got a couple of shawls to finish and a quilt and tablecloth to make before Christmas and am thinking on making DH a Kindle cover if I can fit it in too. All really to be finished in the next week as the last week before Christmas is already a right off for crafting. Eek not going to do it am I.

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