Friday, 24 July 2009

Dyed a Rainbow

Busy, busy, busy! I spent most of yesterday dyeing solid colours for my colourwork. I wanted lots of really bright colours, which I have definitely achieved - get your sunglasses on! When I looked at what I'd dyed I noticed I had almost dyed the colours of The Rainbow (only blue and purple missing). These definitely had to go up on a new blog logo!

I've also been doing a painting for my daughter's new trendy bedroom. It's on a big canvas and a sort of wild black and cream flower design to match her quilt cover (which was a bargain in the John Lewis sale). I need to get this done pretty quick, she's no idea her bedroom is being re-vamped and arrives home from Corfu on Tuesday. Hopefully a nice surprise for her.

It's not quite finished yet, but here it is so far.

My new yarn ball winder arrived this morning just in the nick of time. Life is going to be so much easier with one of these, it saves so much time. I decided to splash out after it took me nearly 2 hours to wind 100g of lace yarn. I went for the basic model, no electric nonsense for me ;) In between dyeing, painting and playing on my ball winder I've managed to do some knitting too - Swedish Fish 50% done, Monkeys 50% done, Glynis 50% done and Spring Forward still a long way to go.

I'm making the most of my last few days of freedom - back to work on Monday after almost 2 weeks off. I'm not looking forward to it at all.....


  1. buying a ball winder changed my life :)
    Since I live in the US and Knitpicks is free shipping over $50 I got one of theirs (which is only $19.99). I don't have a swift just yet, it's on my Christmas wish list. the cool thing about the knitpicks ball winder is that it has a hand held attachment, so if you have the yarn around your knees it's easy to hold and maneuver I'm waiting for a 40/50% off coupon from craft store so i can just go ahead and buy that swift already.

  2. Yes my ball winder is my pride and joy! ;) It has made life so much easier. I think I'll be putting a swift on my Christmas list :)