Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday's Jewellery Day

I made this lovely two strand necklace and matching earrings at Sonja's jewellery class today. Black, white and clear beads with silver spacers in between were threaded onto silver tigertail with a large pewter flower in the middle.

It would look stunning on a "little black number" ...... something that I don't have in my wardrobe any more !

Sunday, October 28, 2007


After months of waiting, I have finally been invited to join Ravelry -

This is an awesome site and I suggest anyone interested in spinning, knitting and crocheting to join. Now I definitely have to post knitting/spinning photos to my blog.

This photo shows 6 skeins I contributed to the Handweavers and Spinners Guild Experimental Group entry for the 2007 Bendigo Wool and Sheep Show. The blue and green skeins represented the sea and the orange skein the Australian outback.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Happy Birthday to the best Mum in the world .........
Lots of love from Viv, Ern and of course Chloe
kiss, kiss, hug, hug, woof, woof

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


This is funny and totally explains why spinners are such unique people! A recent study indicated, that raw fibres gives off certain Pheromones that actually hypnotize women and cause them to purchase unreasonable amounts.

When stored in large quantities, the Pheromones (in the fibre) cause memory loss and induce the nesting syndrome, (similar to the one squirrels have, before the onset of winter, i.e. the storing of food,) therefore, perpetuating their species and not having a population loss due to their kind being cut into pieces and mixed with others.

Sound tests have also revealed, that these fibres, emit a very high-pitched sound, heard only by a select few, a breed of women known as "spinners." When played backwards on an LP, the sounds are heard as chants, “buy me, dye me, spin me".

In order to overcome the so called "feeding frenzy effect," that these fibres cause, one must wear a face mask when entering a storage facility and use ear plugs, to avoid being pulled into their grip.

Studies have also indicated, that aliens have inhabited the earth, helping to spread the effects that these fibres have on the human population. They are called "FIBRE STORE ASSISTANTS".

It's also been experienced, that these same Pheromones, cause a pathological need, to hide these fleece purchases, when taken home (or at least blend them into the existing stash.) When asked by a Significant Other if the fibre is new, the reply is, "I've had it for a while!"
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Monday, October 08, 2007

Dolly has a sister

My Uthando dolly now has a sister and a baby! My three dolls will be sent off tomorrow to the Uthando Project Co-ordinator.

I have already started knitting another l-o-n-g scarf for the homeless. I am using acrylic yarn, 14 stitches and 10mm needles. This is one way of using your stash and helping those less fortunate than ourselves.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Saturday Sky 6 October

Five minutes after this photo was taken, the sky turned stormey and it rained! So why didn't I take a photo of the rain? I had just left home to take Chloe to doggie school.

I know we always talk about the weather, but we need the rain so much. It really is quite scary that our water reserve levels are so low.

I need to wash some fleece before I dye it, but I sorta feel guilty using the water. It's a shame we can't get our fleeces drycleaned !!! hehehehe lol lol

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Uthando Project

I am a member of the Aussie Knitters Yahoo Group and we are knitting for the Uthando Project (dolls for Zulu children). The dolls must have brown (not black) skin with black hair.

My dolly began as a Trauma Teddy and ended up looking like this ..... I began with 12 stitches for each leg, then dolly just evolved as I continued knitting. I knitted in some lace at the bottom of her knickers !!

I have now started on a "sister" for her ............

This is their web site: