Thursday, 14 February 2008

recent dyed yarns

Here are a few skeins of yarn that I have been practicing on a bit.
I found a box of dyes that Grandma gave me yonks ago, and thought I would give them a try. The black is great, very true black. It ran a bit though, even with rinsing... will need to be careful.
I am thinking about selling some dyed yarns, but I am not sure it's worth all the effort on the business front. And I have no idea where to start in finding a great base yarn that I can get at a reasonable price.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

rain and more rain....and then a little bit more!

Last night we had the most rain that I can remember this summer. It hasn't rained this much since we moved into this house (over 8 months)

We had close to 100mm in just over an hour or so. And here's the photos of our backyard to prove it!

The photos are a little blurry because I was trying to keep my camera out of the rain... which was extremely difficult due to the crazy gusts of wind coming right at the back door. We missed out on the rain the last few times it has come down the coast, but not this time! The last photo is the rain trying to come in the back door!