Well here in sunny Nelson it is winter and freezing but still sunny! -3 this morning so I am knitting hard out trying to keep up with socks hats baby clothes etc.
On the dyeing front I haven't dyed for months as I have quit the markets and will try and sell my yarn and knits on a different platform maybe Facebook or my own website, so watch this space. I did dye a few skeins on the weekend and really enjoyed it but freezing in my shed, I had forgotten how much i love dyeing yarn and the excitement of never knowing how it will turn out, love the surprise.
Seem to be dyeing a few spring colours wonder why!!! The Sapphire blue one was a custom dyed sock yarn for Lind's although she may make a scarf with it too nice to hide in shoes perhaps!! I am so excited waiting for some dyes I ordered from the States, cant wait to see what I can do with them!
The yarn I am using is all NZ wool which I always use now, the 100 gram 217 mtrs DK super-wash I sell for $19 and the 4 ply 357 mtrs for $24 depending on base used.
Well i am super excited to report that I am a grandmother for the 9th time, baby Lucy Rose was born in March and I am going to see her soon so I cant wait, she will be 5 months then, that ditch of water between the North and South Island makes things tricky for travelling up North. So all the baby thoings I had knitted for the markets which I dont do anymore have come in really handy, plus I a have been making lots of things for her. Here are 2 I made the Liesel link to my Rav pagehttp://www.ravelry.com/projects/louisson/wee-liesl
well my fingers are freezing up typing this so must go and thaw out in the sun.
So glad to be back and hope to be back on a regular basis now