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mini skein adventure

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It’s been a yarn winding adventure, suddenly the Wemake Christmas Fair is looming with my aspirations of how much would be knit slipping out of the window as am I lured into the delights of knitting big projects and Christmas presents.

I can’t tell you what I’ve made because my family read this now and again but let’s say if you’re female and related to me you will almost certainly be receiving a handmade item – to be fair that’s nothing new there so no surprises revealed. So all Christmas presents are done now and now I find myself (since last Tuesday) making my Paper Dolls jumper.

I know another distraction… but there is a strange link here as I bought the yarn from the lovely Susan Crawford at Iknit (I always think *Susan Crawford* sounds so very glam and she is) – lovely Jamieson & Smith 2 ply jumper yarn, in grey, orange and blue… and now I have been distracted again by Susan’s knit a poppy for Remembrance Day project. At the point of writing this, by selling £2 patterns she has raised so far £1748.

So now I have a dilemma, what to do ~ the two custom orders for Etsy? finish my paper dolls? make my poppy (although that will look tres smart on my paper dolls, so that only really counts as one project really??) or finish my unfortunately large snicket blanket in time for Ysolda and Sarah’s sleepover at my place?

Skeinqueen has been very busy dyeing up the yarn for our shops and wemake for the Johnny Rotten Handwarmer kits, another kit! My part of the deal was that I would reskein the large skeins into mini skeins, I love yarn but this was slightly maybe overdose? My Ravelry friends kept me entertained yesterday talking about their OH’s (no names will be made public here, but you know who you are…..). I was giggling so much whilst obviously winding yarn that I relayed some info to my OH and he admitted to some of those faults himself. He then decided to use the niddy-noddy and help me out. A large rush of guilty conscience there so I just want to say thanks to the Ravelry Squeenies for making me a new man x x x x x

So I bet you’re dying to ask why Ysolda and Sarah are coming for a sleepover here ~ Ysolda is launching her new book at jelly on Sunday 15th November and you are all invited.

See below the SQueens invite she has made ~ hopefully see you all there : )


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5 Responses to mini skein adventure

  1. skeinqueen November 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    Oh, so that’s what the mini skeins are for! I feel all Whirly-headed but now I remember. Also the choices between all your knitting projects makes me Whirly-headed – they’re all lovely and difficult to choose… so I’m no help!

  2. Pomona November 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    I saw via Flossie Teacakes that you will be at Wemake – I’m hoping to come along.

    I hope your presentmaking goes well – I tried to do that last Christmas and ended up collapsing all of a heap under the pressure and had to rush out and buy some pressies at the last minute!

    Pomona x

  3. alabamawhirly November 5, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    oh no!! That makes me extra sad that I won’t be there, my fellow outcastians will be and skeinqueen but it’s the day of my childrens show : (

    x x x

  4. Linda November 5, 2009 at 2:26 pm #

    Wish I could come, it looks fab!


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