Friday, 15 July 2011

This Moment 15/07/2011

With ~ Soulemama ~

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

Summer Sunshine and Water a perfect recipe for smiles and dimples...

Finished Object Friday !!! 15/07/11

Hello Everyone, thank you for popping by, put your feet up, fancy a cuppa?  and now relax!

Yes RELAX!  this is the message for my weekend after a busy couple of weeks of teaching being a doula for a wonderful couple and obviously the usual mum type things,  I am going to spend this weekend doing basically nothing.

And what a better way to relax than by showing you all my FO....

The first has already left the building as a birthday gift for my mother in law, Knitted with my hand spun camel silk it's "The Age of Brass and Steam" shawlette and it is lovely!  the camel silk gives it a lovely sheen and a divine squishy feel which drapes wonderfully but still feels light and airy!

I am so pleased with how it knitted up and I believe my mother in law likes it too :)

and now for a drum roll......

The bag has finally been finished!  I don't think I need many words as this has been a LONG road but it is DONE!!!!

now onto a granny square blanket I think.

Thank you for coming and having a look at my FO please take a look at Tami's blog, there are links to some wonderful FO's inspire you!


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Tour de Fleece ~ Day FOUR

Hello Lovely people!

Well day three of the Tour de Fleece and I can't help being annoyed at the fact I am too busy to spin!!!  with work and children spinning is something I am trying to fit in but alas I have spun today! hurrah!

so I finished the first bobbin of the delightful sixth sense...

and here is the completed bobbin with Northern Lights which is resting awaiting N-plying :)  in the lovely morning sun.

and then this evening I have squeezed in a little more spinning after work

here is bobbin number 2 "in progress"

I feel a little annoyed that I have not done more but I have been VERY busy with work and children so I guess I need to let it go....

Tomorrow hopefully I will get the bulk of bobbin 2 done and then once complete I can ply Northern Lights ~squee~

On another note, I am considering a belated started to the "year of project"  just wondering if this is a big bite too far.... I will ponder until Friday when I have a day off from work when I shall make a decision.

I am heading for an early night, just in case the mama I am currently Doula'ing for goes into labour tonight... baby is almost hear!  lots of lovely birth vibes please!

T x

Monday, 4 July 2011

And... it's Tuesday Treasure with Tour de Fleece DAY 3!

Evening all!

Wow today has been HOT!  and very busy so busy that I have only managed to do half hour spinning today.... but lots of yoga and driving...  

Anyway I missed last weeks Tuesday Treasures with The House on the Other Side of the Hill

and here is my Tuesday Treasure....

How lucky am I that my lovely husband bought me these beautiful flowers ~mushy~

oh and another treasure from the garden which I love as my Grandad used to be an exceptional gardener and loved to grow carnations and I remember wondering round his garden as a small child with the heady scent around me but I never inherited his green fingers and almost everything I grow ends up withered but look!!!!

Such a happy sight and smelling gorgeous!

And not to be out done by their daddy the little unconventionals surprised me with some treasures of their own :)

And now to the Tour de Fleece!!!

unfortunately I have been VERY busy today with over 300 miles of driving.... a few hours of yoga practice and of course the "bedtime" of the children it was a early start so not much spinning done although I promise this is not the same picture as the last night, I have made progress ;)

almost finished the first bobbin now ~happy dance~

And that is that... to bed I must go as I am teaching tomorrow and have much preparation to do in the morning.

Thanks for popping by


Sunday, 3 July 2011

Tour de Fleece ~ Day TWO and Thomas Land!

Good evening :)  what a wonderful day we have had here!

All we are midway through the Birthday season here and so it came time for our annual "Birthday Funday" so we took ourselves off to Thomas Land.

Oh how much fun did the children have!  although they were not overly co-operative with the photographs! Heres a few the Unconventional husband got!

and after stormforce I convinced the biggest unconventional child to go on with me ;)

not very happy is she... thankfully it was a warm day and we dried out quickly :)

and always nice to have a sleeping baby on your back, especially when that baby is 2 years old and as light as a feather in a wonderful bamberoo ssc ;)

I see the tomato ketchup as a sign of a happy child ~laugh~

so.... after all that excitement we came home, had a water fight which of course I won as the children had a squeezy water bottle each and I had the garden hose ! Bath time and bed for little unconventionals and then...


So tonight I have started spinning the most amazing fibre I have ever spun!!! it is  simply gorgeous.

Its "sixth sense" naturally dyed by My Heart Exposed and you can see it here

Its Shropshire lamb fibre and I have about 120g of it to spin :)

So out came Bertie... and here we go attempting to spin it softly 

I am also trying not to go too fine... trying to keep it a bit thicker than my recent yarns and so far so good, spun about 40g tonight it is beautiful and the photographs simply do it justice!

heres a close up of the bobbin 

and the other half of the fibre wound in a ball as I split it length ways so I will end up with a lovely 2 ply yarn once I have finished 

~sigh~ So that is that... tomorrow I have a big day and I'm unsure how much spinning I shall get done but we will see.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Tour De Fleece 2011 ! Day One!

Well hello again!

And what a stupidly busy evening I have had here in the land of unconventional.  

So I sit with my glass of sparkling water in one hand feeding G flicking as you do through the many fantastic blogs and as I do so I realise it is "the day"  the start of the Tour de France!  and this can only mean one thing!  YES!!!! the Tour de Fleece has begun!

So for those of you who are not spinners and spend silly amounts of time browsing ravelry  it is an online spinning/blogging event where for each day of the event the wheel or spindle comes out!  you spin something appropriate to the day too so the first day is quite easy (LOL not if I was riding the bike it wouldn't be) so tonight once I had sent all the children to bed, done my work and at last sat down I dragged out the wheel... faithful Bertie!

and I spun the rest of the beautiful northern lights from My Heart Exposed...

and because this is set to be navajo plied (fab link about how to do it) I then set about getting back into the swing of it as I have not n-plied in a little while so I used some left over single on a bobbin and n-plied this teeny tiny cute ball of spinning a yarn merino

So now I feel slightly less nervous about N-plying the gorgeous northern lights, although the pictures doens't do it justice the colours in the single are sooooo beautiful!  I can't wait to see it finished.

Anyway, to bed with me, I may be attending a birth in my role as a doula very soon so need to get my z's

T x