knitting and the life I almost have around it

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Ok, so as predicted my life is insane this week. I am teaching two lines of english, one with the boys same as last week (which is fine, they're gorgeous) and one with a year 7 class (whimper). Well, they are all lovely kids really, its just having been in a class with 4 kids tops its kind of overwhelming to get a whole bunch of caffeinated 12 year olds. But i am enjoying it. Just tired is all.
Got home today and promptly fell asleep for an hour and a half. i only meant to be down for 20 minutes... and of course now i've planned as much as i can tonight and i'm in that false awake-ness that comes after a nap.
but this benefits those of you in need of some fibre porn to get you through your week because i can think of nothing better to soak up my time with and try to send myself to sleep.

So the haul! i will not tell you prices, its too depressing, though everything was a good deal. promise ;)

Here i have a little white crossbreed tops - been very keen to dye my own since buying the twisted sister sock workbook - some fabulous ideas in that one.

And a little... something. dont know what sheep was responsible, but its 2 x 100g.

And some 'spearmint' merino which may be plyed with the above. seriously, this stuff is so soft i want to weep. I AM NOT WORTHY!

And some rasberry merino. have been using this to ply with the pinky yarn (hereby titled 'Tickled Pink') and it is a DREAM to spin, so soft, so light, so fine... drooooollllAnd of course the pink/white concoction i showed you the other day. This is my third and last packet of the same, i have two skeins of Tickled Pink (200 metres all up) and should get another two from whats left over. Some tops dyed as Tropical sunset (seriously.. was i supposed to resist? i thought not).
Some grey polwarth with 10% silk Some silk handkerchiefs in Sarsparilla

A little laceweight just to prove i cant hide from the yarn (though i did see and resist the ladybird opal yarn... and i'm regretting it right now. but it was very strong for me to leave without sock yarn!) and handspun, hand dyed for $6.25 for 50g..! seriously people!!!The Vera-esque socks which i tried to show you on sunday. Finished on saturday. Excuse messy bedroom and dodgy photo, just swung around on my computer chair and rolled up my pj pants ;) Stealth socks for my sherpa. anyone with a baby to knit for try the rainbow variegated merino bambino - yummmm!! its fun! and of course... good for socks too ;) Wish me luck tomorrow, two classes >.<

Knit on!

Ms Spider xo

PS got a good report for my sit in ^_^

PPS am i a bit repetitive with colour choices or what?


  • At May 24, 2006 12:12 am, Blogger Daisy said…

    Oh golly those colours are all beautiful! I am reeling round the room in envy!

  • At May 24, 2006 7:18 am, Blogger kylie said…

    im so awestruck i cant so peeved now that i wasnt there...i hate dogsports...perhaps next time i go herding i might take a sheep home with me and handraise it in my backyard!

  • At May 24, 2006 12:07 pm, Anonymous raoul duke said…

    you are going to get some cool looking clothing from those colours. nice socks too by the way.

  • At May 24, 2006 3:40 pm, Blogger Katt said…

    Wow thats a wicked lot of fleece!! Gorgeous colours!

    Merino Bambino is lovely to knit with. Never seen the multi coloured one though.


  • At May 25, 2006 10:02 pm, Blogger Jejune said…

    Wow, stunning stuff, Spidey! Love the Stealth Socks concept and wool :)

    Congrats on the great 'sit in' result - you go girl! And Year 7s are the hardest of all - if you can handle them, on caffeine, you can conquer the WORLD! Get lots of rest whenever possible :)

  • At May 26, 2006 2:01 am, Anonymous Becky said…

    That tropical sunset looks good enough to EAT.

  • At May 26, 2006 12:20 pm, Blogger Bells said…

    How can you sleep at night knowing there's all that beautiful yarn to play with???? Oh my.....

  • At May 26, 2006 5:31 pm, Blogger Taphophile said…

    *sigh* yarny beauty and good reports at work. Great week, Spidey. :)

  • At May 26, 2006 9:12 pm, Blogger the stripey tiger said…

    Go spidey! You have a heap of spinning ahead of you!!! ;-)

  • At May 27, 2006 10:02 am, Blogger Sometimes Unwilling Guru said…

    Oh I am sooooo jealous!,I have to do all my spinning purchases online so I don't even get to fondle first,I am drooloin over a fine selection at moment but went shopping yesterday and spent too much "dolling" up for a special dinner tonight so have to wait til next pay
    I will say "you lucky thing", enjoy all that glorious spinning!

  • At May 27, 2006 4:20 pm, Blogger periodic haziness said…

    yay, :) hope you're having fun teaching, and it sounds like you are. Nice colours.
    bye bye


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