Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Progress

It is amazing how much progress you make with five minutes here and there of spinning. Much more than with five minutes of knitting. This is superwash roving from Sakina Needles in Bioluminescence. It is spinning like a dream.
My favourite part of making toys is choosing fabrics. I spent a lot of Saturday doing this until my room was full of piles. There always seems to be piles of aqua and red and pink and orange. I even managed a little cutting and sewing on Sunday.



15 comments:

Rach said...

I bang on about this all the time, mostly on your blog but, if I had the knitting gene I would love to be knitting up some of that! You see I dream of knitting, here in our little sitting room in front of the fire...Please someone, make me understand casting on! I can do the basic knitting bit but I cannot cast on. Oh dear.

And your animals, as always, are gorgeous.

Sarah said...

Such cute toys! I really like the giraffe. Lovely choice of fabrics.

Sarah said...

Oh, yeah, forgot to say, I tagged you on my blog. Looking foward to seeing your picture!

Stephanie said...

I do the same...playing and matching fabrics for projects until I'm in a complete mess! Just the way I work. Cute elephant but I'm very partial to the giraffe...my very favorite animal.

sue said...

Wow another wonderful talent you have. The yarn looks beautiful. I love that little giraffe, he is so cute. The elephant looks super in the red too.

our shabby cottage said...

You are an expert with colour combinations Kate!

Marina said...

That spinning sure looks like fun!

Kukka-75 said...

That Woodlan Bloom quilt is absolutely great! And what a lovely giraffe =)

fiveandtwo said...

Gosh, that has spun up beautifully. What a versatile woman you are!
I have seen your lovely work around the traps, in magazines, online, and so on.I always think, "Oh, excellent, well done", when I see it. You're doing great, I am inspired (but slack, I feel).

Gina said...

Gorgeous color, I just love it. And your little guys are so cute, you really know how to put fabrics together : )

sewtakeahike said...

Wow Kate, that fibre looks like a rainbow cloud! I just love it!!

Jelly Wares said...

I love the colour of that yarn that you're spinning up, can't wait to see what it looks like all knitted up..

Take Care
Jodie :)

Marj said...

Kate, I love your designs and have used your patterns from the softies books - elsie the little dog and hector giraffe. thanks for sharing! Marj

Juddie said...

So beautiful!!!

Lee-Anne Stillitano said...

Kate, I love the colours of the wool and the giraffe is gorgeous!! Happy sewing, knitting, spitting (whatever of your many talents that inspire you at the time!)!! Love Lee-Anne