Some more dyeing

What’s it like in your neck of the woods? Winter has definitely arrived in Canberra – it’s freezing and good weather for hibernating on the couch with some knitting.

I took some annual leave from work this week to get a bit of ‘me time’ at home – some peace and quiet and time to potter without interruption – but it hasn’t quite worked out. I’ve caught the cold that half of Canberra seems to have – and so has Hugo, so I’ve had company. Not quite what I was hoping for. I don’t know if you other mothers feel the same, but sometimes I’d give my right arm for a long stretch of time without anyone else in my space. Perhaps it’s just my introvert tendencies shining through and I’m a bit of an oddball?

I have managed to crack open some new dyes though, while Hugo has been cat napping, and here are some of my results. I love that they’re soft but bright at the same time. This one is based on Family Roots’ Grapefruit Love colourway recipe (Lindsay has put together an eBook with a few of her recipes for sale, which is very kind of her).

grapefruit love collage 2

One skein has been listed for sale on my Etsy store, and the other is going to be knitted up into something sweet and little. I have a few dear friends who are pregnant. I know one of them is having a boy, but hopefully one of these little bubs will be a girl! If not, it will wait in the cupboard for the next little girl bundle to arrive in our circle of friends.

Other than my dying and a touch of knitting for Elena, I’ve been in a bit of a crafting rut here. I need to sew some curtains – and haven’t – so now I’m not in the mood to do anything sewing related until I get them done. Which means I’m not getting the curtains done, nor anything else much. It’s a fussy job, turning pre-made Ikea curtains and backings into joined, properly sewn curtains with better tape on the back.

It’s getting quite cold here (-2°C last night) so I really ought to get a wriggle on with the curtains. Hopefully my next post will be one with photos of covered windows…but who knows. There’s a Kid’s Clothes Week coming up in a month or so, and I’ve got another pattern test to get to. Maybe that can be my motivation to get these darned curtains happening?

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2 Responses to Some more dyeing

  1. Bron says:

    You’re not alone – I’d give anything for a long stretch of alone time too and I’m pretty extrovert. Hope everyone is feeling better in your house. We’re up for an op soon so hopefully tempers will improve here and illness will leave us alone for a bit. Gorgeous yarn by the way.

  2. Sutika says:

    these are gawjus!!!!

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