Miserable January

Posted by kidneurotic on January 21st, 2008 — Posted in felting, swap

It is ironic that in the northern hemisphere, January is the dead of winter. In a lot of Australia, a case could equally be made for the dead of summer. Except that having ruminated and stored a whole lot of bile about how abhorrent the heat is - M Town is suddenly a bit grey. There was a little bit of rain last night. I wished I had worn something more substantial than a summer dress to work … Perhaps the key to defeating global warming is to think miserable thoughts about summer?

To give my friend Sam a little advice about felting [and anyone else who wants to write an outraged letter to the paper about young folk on their lawn and how much wool shrinks in the felting process]:


These are great comparison shots I know [the whole apples vs apples in scale is a wonderful and mysterious phenomenon to me] but the numbers suggest that my knitting shrank by about half. I didn’t bother to put a sideways scale because I only lost about 5% in width.

Swaps

A pincushion brooch with kanzashi petals and a measuring tape for a back, for the sewing notion swap. Modelled by the last of the brooch wearing husbands of mine …

and a novelty button swap.

Links

Clever web app for making cross stitch patterns - Dark Lilac

Apparently, Taronga Park Zoo wants knitted pouches for their orphaned animals - according to the wool craft page of Vision Australia.

Other people’s clever inventions

Posted by kidneurotic on November 3rd, 2007 — Posted in felting

Felting Machine

Posted by kidneurotic on November 3rd, 2007 — Posted in felting

Learning experience

Posted by kidneurotic on October 15th, 2006 — Posted in stitching, felting, shopping, embroidery

Hmm

Posted by kidneurotic on October 10th, 2006 — Posted in stitching, felting, embroidery

The fun has started!

Posted by kidneurotic on October 9th, 2006 — Posted in stitching, felting, embroidery

Post by a woman in need of a hoop.

Posted by kidneurotic on October 4th, 2006 — Posted in stitching, felting, thrifting

Time for some changes

Posted by kidneurotic on October 1st, 2006 — Posted in felting, embroidery

In which our heroine learns the difference between her hands and a washing machine.

Posted by kidneurotic on September 22nd, 2006 — Posted in felting

When the brain says no …

Posted by kidneurotic on September 14th, 2006 — Posted in kntting, yarn, felting, swap