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Showing posts from January 29, 2012

Bye bye baby, baby goodbye

Single again. Again. Ah well. Flash was my third relationship since I left the marital home and I've learnt a lot from all of them. Onward and upward.

I've been tidying up as I'm joining the Exchange Away website for swapping houses with people for holidays. In case anyone reading does have a property in Amsterdam, America, Peru or somewhere else interesting I have a one bed flat with an additional sofa bed which could sleep 4 at a pinch but more like 2 comfortably which is 10 mins from Canary Wharf. You will find it here.

While tidying I wound the skeins of wool I dyed for the cloud jumper. Here they are.
I'm very pleased with how it came out. I used Kemtex acid dyes in grey, navy blue and ultramarine, all quite watered down and then had set aside 2 cakes worth of undyed for the clouds themselves.

I also took some photos of WIP. This is the Minnie the Minx jumper which is approaching the armpits.
I was making it reversible but have decided to stick with the 'right s…

Lixie Makes It - the Shop!

I've started adding things to my etsy shop. I've got just a few bracelets so far and some of the stitchmarker kits. Let me have your feedback - all constructive criticism is welcomed!

Use Coupon Code OPEN20 to get 20% off!


I have quite an active weekend. Firstly I was making jewellery. Not unknown I know but this is different - inspired by Nickerjac's success I am opening a little etsy shop. Photos are not my forte but here are some samples...
I've not listed them yet but when I do I shall post the shop link here and .... a coupon code. I do love a discount.

My next little endeavour was dyeing the yarn for my cloud jumper. I had dyed samples of an aran weight but have ended up with 4-ply. I'm also considering intarsia instead of fairisle to make it less bulky. I've unvented (in the Zimmermann sense) a way of doing intarsia in the round. I need to experiment to see if it will work properly though.
The yarn is still drying but looks rather nice. Flash thought the jumper would be just out of this stuff but I have some undyed from the same skeins put aside for clouds. This is all after having originally tried this with some Kauni back in June 2011. My crafting speed may be more glacier creep t…