12 August 2007

WOOLLIE

I bought some new woollie this weekend and in another exciting crafting development a parcel of fabric arrived from Z & S Fabrics. The fabric was purchased following a number of recommendations on the blogs of others and mention of a sale. I would recommend the company highly, the service was swift and the prices good and the postage a set $11 for 4.5 yards of fabric - which cost me a total of $23. I love the Heather Ross fabric for , Freespirit - the patterns are quirky and fit perfectly with my personality (not quite grown up) and the fabric feels fantastic. More in a later post of what I plan for the fabric.



Saturday was knitting group at Twist Fibre Craft over in Newburgh. As usual the event was enjoyed by all and much shopping was done - Laura and Peter do so much to inspire that it is hard to leave without a purchase.



This time I bought some Lopi roving so that I could make a felt bowl from Nicky Epstein's new book "Knitting never felt better" and 3 balls of Rowan Harris Tweed DK yarn that was found in the sale box......there was so much yarn in the sale box that at one point someone recommended tying a rope round my foot so that I could be pulled out once I had dived in.......

With the yarn from the sale box I want to experiment a little with the shibori style techniques in the book by making something simple like a scarf.

14 comments:

Kate said...

Will have to check that fabric sight - love that Rowan tweed!

tonpetiteoiseau said...

I absolutely love Lopi, the colors are so great. The journal swap a few posts earlier sounds like such a great idea.

Melissa said...

Freespirits's fabrics are some of my favorites! The yarn looks yummy too!

dizzyjadey said...

Uh oh! Be warned...I see the beginnings of a fabric stash, and once you get the feeling of not wanting to cut into it...then you'll want to collect more!

Red Fish Circle said...

Hi Di - thanks for commenting on the new fabrics. I hope they will be available in the UK as well - but definitley online. Loved looking through your blog, lovely photos! I will keep checking back.

Karen S said...

He, I like the visual image of you diving into the box of yarn... (who wouldn't like to?).

The stuff you bought looks gorgeous.

Best wishes Karen S

claudine said...

Very cute fabrics! I love Heather Ross's fabrics too, they're just adorable.

Heidijayhawk said...

i'm a big heather ross fan!! just ordered my own! the yarn is scruptous as well!

samantha said...

Hi Di
Yes I'm another heather ross fan, although I am trying very hard not to buy anymore fabric at the moment. That wall of yarn just looks divine, it would take me ages to decide.

Thanks to for commenting on my blog, especially after wading through all that text - I do suffer from verbal diahorrea sometimes :)

amy said...

Oh lucky you! How wonderful to receive that kind of mail!! Can't wait to see what you make...

Feltbug said...

Hello - thanks for dropping by - I like the sound of that book - Knitting never felt better and knitted bowls - bliss :)

redredday said...

hi Di, you are so good with picking out nice yarn and colors. i love those colors you got there. that light melon orange one in particular was the color that i kept associating with my June letters but for some reason or another just could not get it right.

excited to see the scarf and whatever else you will be making with these and the fabrics!

amisha said...

ohhh... 2 of my favorite things! heather ross + rowan harris tweed :)
thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. i realized i didn't have your email address to write to you! :)
xo

Amanda said...

Ooh, I LOVE the goldfish fabric. I have a bag I bought on Etsy adorned with it.