Saturday, December 17, 2005

Lots of Old Denim going going going.............

I'm finally tackling some of the bags of clothes I've been living with. (My stash is taking up the wardrobes). I've discovered dozens of old pairs of jeans, some of them weren't even mine to begin with so you can imagine how old! I know some knitters like to use denim features as part of their knitting. See MagKnits patterns, I think there is one there that uses the waist of jeans at top of bag. If there is anyone that can make use of my old jeans let me know and I'll bring them in. Some of them are very very small, size 8 and under and not good styles so I'm talking about using them as part of your craft work!. That's why they have to go as I wear size 16-18 now! Fortunately I have also found some new bras with DD cups(solves the side boob problem discussed last Angel Knits, honestly we can talk about anything there can't we!) so won't be as droopy as usual but may have difficulty breathing.

Happy Christmas to those who aren't going to be there Tues, to the rest, see you then.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Xmas party pics

Here are just some of the pictures I took. See the kool-aid? That came over from America via Israel. Very well travelled dye, I say.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Happy holidays from Annarella

Hey all,

Most of you know that I shall be leaving for Italy shortly, where I'll spend Xmas and New Year's Eve, being spoilt rotten and generally catching up with my old friends... but not before I have wished you all a fantastic time, whatever you'll be doing.

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Hope you'll like it! :) See you in the New Year!

Anna xxx

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Fuzzy Felt Portable Remedy Much Needed

I have been doing some Bigga bag fulling Its quite a successful fulling apart from one thing. Bigga is only 50% wool and it seems the wool element has decided to 'pill' all over the place. Although most of my felting has blocked the washing machine, the bag is still somewhat fuzzy and causing me to have sniffles and a rash. If anyone has a defuzzer or depiller that is quite portable that they could bring to Angelknits tonight I would be very very appreciative if I could borrow it please. I love my bag, its comfortable to carry and HUGE but its giving me a rash. I have tried the parcel tape thing but I'm creating more fuzz by using it, also tried velcro with not much luck. Thanks Erssie

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Mummy I'm too old to deliver presents!

Jem, affectionately known as Hooter, modelling one of the Santa hats at 3am. Why on earth did I have the idea of making my own fur using ordinary yarn and brushing it out? It takes ages, in fact longer than the thing takes to knit!

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

British-spun Alpaca available

I get regular mailings from a British Spinner who spins alpaca fleece into a 2ply yarn which can be knitted on 5mm needles for a lace pattern or 3mm needles for a tighter gauge. Each hank comes with a little photo of the alpaca who supplied it. You may have seen a previous one I bought spun from fleece from Twinkletoes, she was choc brown. I've now put in a bid for fleece from Katia as it goes within two hours of being up for sale. She is a lovely ginger light brown colour, like brown sugar.

Let me know if you want to buy a hank or two, normal cost is around £6.95 for 200yds which is one 50g hank. 2 hanks are enough to make a lace wrap/scarf. It usually comes with a pattern for a lace scarf. It knits up not unlike kidsilkhaze but with less fluff. Really I have enough yarn but can't resist buying it in case someone else would love it.

See you later