Tuesday, 12 July 2005

We have the technology...

La tra la tra la tra la I have the stuff I need (implements as we needlers call them, aha) for needlefelting. Bottom left is a book with needles in it that explain the whole caboodle. Have some merino fleece in red and a kind of pinky grey to add to my other bits of fleece to make felt balls from plus some wendsleydale (maybe) curly bits just for fun. The thing is - it all sounds horrifically expensive (silk is something like £70 a kilo) but you buy a clump of it and you pay 70p. Yippeee for 70p.
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The packet of reddish fibres in the middle is more silk. The bags at the back are blue faced leicester (not a cheese strangely), yak, more silk and camel. I love camel - it is unbelievably soft and lovely to combine with other fibres. Ooooo, look at me casually using the word fibre. I wish there was a living in all this. Anyway...back to the runown - the ball of terribly boucle stuff middle right is ...boucle. The boucles are HUGE though. What is it about me and boucle? I hardly ever knit with it but I do seem to hoard it. I just love the way it looks. Finally there is something that arrived in the post - my flower fairy cross stitch kit I got from ebay. I *love* flower fairy things and had a hankering to try some cross stitch again so here we are.

Now I kid you not, but I actually dreamt about knitting a scarf in a combination of three yarns last night. And this is them:
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Pink mercerised cotton, crazy pink gypsy and this weird puff slub pink and white stuff I can't remember buying but there it is. It is quite mental and therefore I love it. I'm on 10mm at the mo but think I might go to 15 or even 20mm. I'm quite liking the combination and hey, I dreamt it, and if you knit it, they will come or something like that.

I know I've been blogging a lot recently and forcing the faithful to read inches of drivel but I can't seem to help it. Another addiction along with stashing, chocolate and cyber-stalking other knit-bloggers - my apologies...

6 comments:

Tracy said...

Now that looks like fun, I'll keep my eyes peeled as to how you set about doing the needle felting. I love the colours you've chosen for your scarf, it's definitely a pink thing going on there.

Lauri B said...

I've dreamt yarn/knitting loads of times, but not usually anything too inspirational.

Where did your cute little picci go - the one where you're doing "I'm gonna getcha"? It was adorable!

Becky said...

Those colours and yarns for a scarf look fab - they go together really nicely. I can't wait to see the final result.

I have never heard of needle felting before - what does it involve and what do you get as an end result ? sounds interesting though.

scarletprincess said...

Hey don't apologise for bloggong! i wish i had the interesting happenings to blog every day! besides, I have hours of amusement ;o)

RoxyKnits said...

I have knitting dreams all the time. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing :) So what happens when you've knitted from your dream - do you get a visit from the yarn fairy and wake up to loads of yarn under your pillow????

Colours and textures look great together.

Nickerjac said...

I've done that cross stich I also like flower faries especially the fuschia one, it comes from my grandmother I think. Well done with the needle felting not so good at that myself keep stabbing myself very painful

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