Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The Rest of Fest

I was surprisingly frugal at the Woolfest (see previous post) even though I had taken quite a bit of cash.  I did nearly buy a wonderful recycled sweater made from several other sweaters, but had one of those "I could make this myself" moments and now I will have to try to make this thought good.

I bought ...
 A hank of natural undyed wool from a bargain basket.  Contemplating knitting this into a little dog.
 A bag of angora fluff from Toblerone, the chocolate-eared bunny.  It's so soft, like wisps of smoke.
 Two bags of natural dyed rough fleece.  May be brooches, may not.
A fabulous book on simple, natural dyeing from stuff you already have in the kitchen or garden.  I'm "dyeing" to get started but so many other things need doing first.

I loved these items made by such talented crafters.  I should have noted who they were to acknowledge the images but forgot, so I hope they don't mind a bit of anonymous publicity...
 Beautiful crocheted hats
 Beautiful felted hats and vases
Beautiful knitted and felted scarves

And to finish ...
One week on from "Knit in Public" Day, I managed to do so on the train coming home.  I didn't stab anyone with the needles although I did accidentally prod a sleeping Japanese gentleman sitting next to me.  He didn't wake up, luckily!


  1. I cant wait to see what you make with your new wool :)
    Sue Xxx

  2. Looks like you had a good time at Woolfest, lovely haul of wool, these will keep you busy for a while, interesting book too...........just wondering what you can use from the kitchen for dyeing.

    I have only just started to knit in public, it still feels a little strange as everyone seems to watch you intently for the first few minutes, but then it's nice to be able to use waiting time to get on with projects.

    Love that shade of yarn you're working with.

    lily x

  3. Lily, I'll post info and pics when I get round to dyeing, but briefly you can use the obvious - tea and coffee - and also onion skins, soft fruit, herbs and seeds, flowers and red wine! xxx

  4. Hi there! I just wanted to thank you fro stopping by my blog & your lovely comment :) I love the scarf's! Oh so pretty!!

    Jo x

  5. Great stash! Glad you've started to knit in public too... even if it does put Japanese men at risk of being stabbed with knitting needles! :) x x x

  6. Wow restrained spending but much inspiration gained. Love the turquoise wool you're knitting with. I really must learn to knit. Congrats on the new edition to the family too, she looks like a little sweetie xx