Friday, April 3, 2009

Birthday yarn

Everybody should get yarn for their birthday. This I bought for myself. It's extremely nice cashmerino from Wired For Fibre . It's more expensive than it used to be, so I couldn't buy two like I wanted to! lol.
And this is some birthday dyeing I did. 200g of alpaca from Bendigo Woolen Mills, done in Autumn colors, as my sister suggested. I'm not a good color mixer, but it was still fun.

Here's some of the bargain Jaclyn I bought, knitted up into the body of Byron's birthday jumper. I'm up to where I divide for the sleeves. I haven't designed a jumper before, so I stopped here to Think. Ü It's like shiny melted chocolate, and so soft!

Since I showed some dyeing already, here is the blue sock yarn I dyed a while ago. I put the two dry balls of wool in the pot with some blue and black dye and a bit of vinegar. The color change is speckley and nice.

Here's the boy (just because). He was very grumpy yesterday, as he didn't get much sleep. Doing this 'project' became tantrum material, because it wasn't working out and he was a bit frustrated. But it was working this morning. Funny thing.

Now they're both awake, so I'd better go check on them. Byron's able to open all the doors now (!!) and Jasmine is commando crawling (like a worm Ü) everywhere.


Jack said...

Happy Birthday!

Karin said...

Happy Birthday. What great presents to yourself. Love the colors.


Sinéad said...

Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. The birthday pressie yarn is gorgeous, and don't underestimate your dyeing talent, those autumn colurs are fab!

kelgell said...

Your kids a clever ones. Definitely have to come visit this week. Like the Autumn colour yarn.

Tara said...

Yarn for your birthday, why am I not surprised? Byron's growing up so fast! So is Maxime, of course, but I think he looks younger, just because he hasn't got so much hair! I still think of him as my baby.

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