Wednesday, 15 April 2009

THANK YOU!!!!!!


Thanks, I mean it, a huge thank you to all of you who helped me get rid of that huge pile of books. It felt great, I fell lighter somehow. We had a mad but lovely Easter with a house full of family, one box less stuff really did make a difference! All my tools etc got packed neatly away so had the torment of five days with no making.....I just drank a lot instead! But now chaos of a more woolly nature can return and this is a small section of my dining room table! We had an outing to Broadstairs on Saturday, playing on the beach, eating ice cream, blowing bubbles, and stumbling upon a new and fabulous wool shop. (sorry no link, they aren't on line yet) I rarely buy posh wool, preferring the odds and ends from the £1 basket but really pushed the boat out and treated myself to a variegated wool made in Peru. I looked at a book of patterns which are knittable from one skein but resisted, particularly with the image of that pile of unwanted books fresh in my memory. How weird I thought later when I had finished grinning all over my silly face when I saw that I had won this;

Zoe and her friend had decided to document their precess of dying an spinning a special edition yarn on their blog Knitz and Bitz. Someone suggested they used Monet's waterlilies for a colour theme and this is what Zoe came up with;






This wool is just amazing-it even contains Angelina for the sparkly light across the water, and just look at how 'right' the colours are. I feel totally over awed with the idea of using this but I have had a think about what I might do. First I am going to couch it onto a fabric base to make a representation of a water Lilly painting. I might add some surface embroidery, maybe some beads..... Secondly I want to make a little bag I might felt in gently with the embellishing machine. I will definitely make some brooches, the scalloped design would be perfect. After that I will see what I might have left for a knitted cuff....I quite fancy a picot edge or a lacy design but that project might g to my Mum who is a far superior knitter to me. This is all unless I see a better idea in that book, which I am ordering from the library! Thanks so much to Zoe, I do realise what a precious prize I have won and will do my best to do it justice. xx

10 comments:

Zoe said...

WOW, Jenny so many ideas for the yarn. I am so glad you are pleased with it. I am sure you will do something FAB! Can't wait to see it. I am more excited now than I was spinning it.

Poppy Cottage said...

That yarn is wonderful. Thank you so much for the lovelky book too. Will pop some stamps in the post to you.

Colette x

Kitty said...

Wow! That is going to be such an exciting project - I can feel your enthusiasm from here! I rarely buy 'good' yarn either, but Dunelm were offering some half price stuff when I was there the other day ... so I treated myself! x

wonderwoman said...

ooooh that yarn is just gorgeous what a fantastic array of colours! i would just sit and look at it!!! thank you soo much for my book - i will pop stamps in post - can you email me your address please.

xxxx

JuliaB said...

Gosh! that's amazing wool! Can't wait to see what you do with it! x

Miss Natz said...

Gorgeous yarn Jenny. Just to confirm that my receiver has received her mug swap now :)

Miss Natz said...

Jenny that yarn is lovely, hope i'm not double commenting but my receiver has gotten her swap now :)

niftyknits said...

oh wow - that is sooo lovely. I wouldn't want to make anything with it for a while, I'd be content just fondling it lovingly ;-)

KnitCave said...

I look forward to seeing the continuing tale of waterlilies. Your plans are exciting.

karen said...

gorgeous wool!