DIY And WIP

Still not anything on the FO front – spring restlessness and the call of the garden are working a different kind of creative spell 🙂

My poor, poor Rheinlust has suffered some ‘dino damage’! A needle pulled out and I don’t have the patience just yet to tackle dropped twisted stitches. I will, but right now, it’s not happening. I have to fibre so snagged another of Hélène’s patterns, ‘Brise d’été‘ and went stash diving for the right yarn. I came up with a cobweb weight, hand dyed, 100% silk from ‘No Two Snowflakes’.

I’m terrified! I’m still far more enthusiast than expert with my crochet and I rarely knit with cobweb weight – dammit Jim! I’m a maker, not a masochist! So far though, it’s coming out okay and I’m a process stick handler so it’s all about that anyway 🙂 The NTS has a silky hand, subtle sheen and the colour is beautiful.

On the house front, the gardens are coming along well. I had promised myself no plant purchases this year – funds and needing to see how last year’s fill in being the reason – but… I have a few more heuchera and sedum coming and some mini bee balm to keep the bees happy. My living room long term plan got a wee bump up too – curse you Ikea how I love you! The bookcases I’ve had my eye on went on sale and it’s so rare, I decided to go for it. The last bit should be finished by the weekend, super happy that it’s working out for use of space and scale in my little nest 🙂

My Mother’s Day was wonderful as always because… my kids ❤ and my own Mumma ❤ and I hope the same for all the mums who read here.

And here are a few pix of of the WIP’s both wool and wood:

 

Whack ‘O Wollmeise

The Wollmeise has got to go. Details provided at the Ravely links beneath each photo.

Four skeins, including a 2007 club colour “Fratello”. $30.00US each. These are not marked up, they are the price I paid, as are any skeins in my “Stash for Sale”.

On my Ravelry, I offer to pay 1/2 of the calculated shipping cost for any three skeins purchased at one time. I will pay the full cost for shipping if one crazy person buys all four skeins at once to USA or CDN addresses (e-transfer preferred or Paypal)

More yarn than you need? Split with a friend 🙂

Photos of each:

Box ‘O Citrus

Tangerine, grapefruit, blood orange, Mandarins, lemons, limes!

Five skeins (one double) of gorgeous citrus shades at an “In Season” deal.

These skeins are one of: hand dyed by Indie dyers who are no longer in business, discontinued by Indie dyers, OOAK by Indie dyers, exclusive Club colour by Indie dyers. The yarn specifics for each are at the links beneath the photo mosaic.

On my Ravelry, I offer to pay 1/2 of the calculated shipping cost for any three skeins purchased at one time. I will pay the full cost for shipping of this crate of sunshine to USA or CDN addresses (e-transfer preferred or Paypal)

$180.00US, shipping included for some very rare and unique yarns. That’s enough Vitamin C & D to keep you going all winter long!

More yarn than you need? Split with a friend 🙂

Photos of each:

http://www.ravelry.com/people/KarinB/stash/andromeda

http://www.ravelry.com/people/KarinB/stash/gothsocks—asphodel

http://www.ravelry.com/people/KarinB/stash/hand-dyed-sock-3

http://www.ravelry.com/people/KarinB/stash/merino-tencel-2

http://www.ravelry.com/people/KarinB/stash/merino-tencel