nature’s art

Ugggh I’ve been finishing work late each day and by the time I get home the winter sun just hasn’t been bright enough to take a pic of my first finished TDF yarn.

I’ll pop a pic on here by the weekend.

Meanwhile look at my pretty cineraria flowers ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•.. this pic was taken tonight after I re-potted and watered them. I love how the water on the petals and leaves made the flowers look to me like they are a painting.

sick, sick, sick

ugggh I’ve come down with a cold and it started just before this Finke long weekend here in the Territory, which is a total bummer as I’ve spent the past two days mostly asleep in bed!

I knitted a beanie from my handspun yarns..its grey alpaca fleece and dyed black merino top.

I gifted it to one of the butchers I work with as it’s his first Finke race that he’s going too as he’s from New Zealand..

He loves it but I only have a pic of me wearing it for you..

just a basic 3×1 rib beanie..

I’ve started on another beanie with some of this leftover grey alpaca handspun and some dyed pink handspun merino to make a hat for me that I’ll wear when I’m at the Beanie festival in July..

To all my Facebook friends I permanently set the account for deletion as I hardly use it anymore.

I’m mainly on Instagram or popping on here…ok bye!

Wool Museum…

read about the scarf festival here

“At the National Wool Museum, you will discover why fleece from Australia’s sheep was at the heart of our economy for nearly 200 years.

Since the arrival of sheep with the First Fleet in 1788, the wool industry has dominated our economy, our agriculture and our reputation as a quality wool-growing nation throughout the world.

Geelong is a city synonymous with wool and the wool industry โ€“ sheep farming began here in 1835 and the first of many woollen mills opened here in 1868. For many years the city was known as the ‘wool centre of the world’.

Two hundred years later, in 1988, the National Wool Museum was established as Australiaโ€™s only comprehensive museum of wool.”

my handspun handknit corriedale and Romney scarf gifted to a friend.

local markets..

…arnt they the best!!

I went to our local markets this morning and I didn’t come home empty handed.

I was only going for a coffee and a lamington but I walked past a ladies stall and she was selling Australian indigenous artists paintings on canvas and they were all signed with the artists names and stories on the back and where the artists live.

They were so beautiful that I decided on two pieces of works from 2 different ladies.

Then I walked on past the local honey makers and couldn’t resist the tiny beeswax candles nor the honey varieties so after a couple of tastes I bought the one I liked the best.

I’m going to burn this candle tonight. I then got totally side tracked on my way into another shop by a lady who had a stall full of scrappy journals!!!

My heart was so happy when I seen them!.. but not so happy with the prices!… eeeeeek!!!

Then I had a inspired moment and asked the lady to do a personal journal for me!.. I gave her my two beautiful painted canvases and asked her to use them as the covers and can she make the journal with a tarot inspired art and colours feel!.. she was so excited to do it for me and I’m going to give her some of my spare tarot cards and send her some images to inspire her as to what types of colours I’d like in it.. I can’t wait to see it… Im so happy right now!

Ok tonight I will get my wheel out and spin so the next post I can show you the polwarth rolags as a yarn. They have been patiently waiting for close to a month I’m sure to be spun!.

bye Wednesday…

Today I was so busy at work and I just didn’t have the energy to go to the gym afterwards. I can barely keep my eyes open but tonight I want to knit on my mini beanies that I’m making. Last night I made 1 in about 3 hours …

I know that’s pretty funny as according to utube you can knit one in 30 mins!.. I am not that fast a knitter and actually I did really make 2 but wasn’t happy with the way my handspun looked so I frogged it and started again. 

I’ll make a few more before I pop some pics on here. I have a few pics of the sunset from the back yard tonight..

It’s starting to get really windy so maybe we will get a light shower out of the storm clouds that are building up. 

speak soon! 

Happy little vegemite!

I spun up the first lot of rolags on Saturday and I’ll ply this bobbin later this week. Love the colours!

Today after work I bought two new books to help me with my ukulele practice. I’ve been slack and not done as much practice as I should do. By the end of this year I want to be able to play at least one song on it properly.

Tonight I’ll probably spin up those other rolags I made and lastly some really good news. I found a place to rent! I can’t wait!..only one more week and I can move into my own place!