Sunday, January 04, 2009

Lily and Flu therapy

Lily (Twist Collective Fall 08) is knitted with Jaeger Roma which didn't turn out as expected - amplifying spares around my middle. Luckily, blocking and stretching gave another 4" ease which was exactly what I needed!!!

I arrived back from my trip feeling miserable, aching all over and spent the next 2 days pumped with flu medication. DH said it must be bad when not a stitch is knitted while the entire yarn loot sits in the bedroom untouched!!! Here's what I've been up to all of yesterday for recovery therapy.

Four skeins of Knitpicks Bare sock yarn became these lovely babies waiting to grow up into 4 Beech Wood Cowls for YL and her friends. She wants more handbag friendly Cowls.
My backyard workshop equipped with an old microwave oven dedicated for cooking yarn ;)
Guess who sits patiently in her 1st flr Condo, under the work top, keeping me company? Dottie, our 7 yr old Basset and Golden Retriever mix.
This turned out 'too green' and was later repainted with red tones.

Got this one right first time.

Hanging out to dry...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Stash enhancements

The pictures tell all.....

Finally after 2 evenings of relentless search and asking around in Shenzhen...

Basement wholesaler of mongolian cashmere, merino and cottons in Dongmen.

I found another wholesaler (forgot to snap a pic) nearby next day, the manager insists he's the supplier of the above. I got cheaper yarns from him too!

Before the boxes are thrown away.

Taking stock - 11 lots ; 7.2 kg in total.

Another picture I had meant to show - the roadside yarn stall in Ho Chi Minh where I bought the cheapie 4 ply cottons.