Saturday, 15 January 2011



Over the past few days, legs and ears have been appearing in my handbag. Knitted ones of course. If you haven't discovered Knitty yet, do so here! I have recently been working on a pattern from one of their back issues. Kate is a little toy cat, although I prefer to call mine Henry.

Henry also likes hiding in my bags:

Wednesday, 12 January 2011


Its here! :D

Dissertation has been bound and ready to hand in, and as a reward and belated birthday gift I have purchased a drum carder. Although it was rather expensive in comparison to a pair of hand carders, after having it out of the box for 20 minutes I had already managed to blend 60g of fibres. Blending 60g of fibre on a hand carder would normally take me most of an evening.

So far, I have completed blending a merino and corriedale mix that I was working on before the drum carder arrived. Now I have finished a 20% tussah silk, 30% corriedale and 60% merino blend in a wonderful selection of light greens, turquoise and brown (with the bright white of silk shining through).