Sunday, November 23, 2008

D-A-Y-S unpacked

I couldn't stand to wait any longer. Last night at about ten past one, I had to see what was in that parcel. Here you go:

I am very happy and I absolutely adore this yarn! Maybe I will take the advice of my dear swap partner and spin the fibre she's also sent me into a suitable yarn and knit those two up in stripes. I suppose a scarf would be great - and would also go very well with the black clothes I usually wear :-)

Thank you again so much, Chra!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


All right - now I've just received a parcel. I am not completely sure it's the one I have been waiting for, but since I don't expect anything else, it should be.
I am so glad!
I am not allowed to unpack before tomorrow, though. I will keep you posted ;-)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Art Yarn Swap - still waiting

As posted a very long time ago, there is an art yarn swap we are participating in. Last sunday was supposed to be the thrilling day of unpacking, but we had to postpone that until the coming sunday. I am very excited - but I still haven't got a parcel. I am getting quite nervous now, I hope I will get it in time. And I am really curious about the yarn!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Arr! Loot!

Last weekend, I was in Innsbruck in Austria to accompany my hasband on a business trip. I had some spare time, and I found out that there are quite a lot of interesting shops in Innsbruck!

I bough all these beautiful things in about 30 minutes - every time I fell out of one shop, I saw the next one. Weird... But well, I won't complain! :D

I love the fabrics on the left: The first one will be used for a mermaid-themed yarn, the second one probably for something mythological. The third one, the green one with the golden stripes, is bound to become a 1001-nights-embellishment. And the two fabrics in the background, the golden and silver ones... Well, I already spun one yarn with the silver fabric - you'll see! ;-)

Then I found those beautiful sequin bands. I love especially the darker blue one. It's rather mat, but the color is awesome! I can't wait to spin it into one of the next projects!

And then, of course, there are the two ribbons in the background, the sage green one and the red one. I don't know what I'll to with them, either, but I had to buy them! The green one is beautifully ruffled and will sure look gorgeous spun into a yarn!

Oh, and on the left you can see a starry garland that will show up in some Christmas yarns.

Meet the Supercoils!

Aw, I wanted to do these for a long, long time. And they turned out so beautiful! Gosh, I love supercoil yarns! And finally! I spun some of these beauties.

Somehow my first attempts failed terribly. I still don't know what I did wrong - perhaps there was not enough tension on the single or the plying thread had just too much grip, I really can't remember, but I DU remember that I ended up entirely entangled and close to tears.

I think the yarns I finally managed to spin really make up for the trouble! ;)


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