Sunday, 9 November 2008

Spindling, dyeing and presents

What better way to spend a rainy, windy Saturday than with other knitters, enjoying good food and good company, and learning some new skills? The talented Helen of Waratah Fibres fame opened her home in the Southern Highlands to us to teach us spindle spinning (very funny to watch - I can say that because I was pretty bloody hopeless at it myself) and dyeing (way more scientific than I had imagined).

Bells has a much better story and lovely pictures - go over and have a look. Suffice to say, a lovely time was had by all, and some of us are very excited about turning a hand to dyeing our own yarn.

And speaking of Bells, some time ago I played Pay It Forward with her. Yesterday, she presented me with a gorgeous Pay It Forward gift. Soft smoochy Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran fetchings. Thank you, Bells!!Now I just have to get cracking and Pay It Forward myself. Hashi, Rhonda, Becca and Tui have signed up to play with me. My promise to myself is to send off four little handmade gifts before xmas.

1 comment:

Bells said...

i love how we were photographing at different angles and so got the same stuff, but different!

Glad you liked your mitts.