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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

More Woolly Goodness

I've been bad again!!!! Yesterday I purchased 10 balls of wonderful tweedy aran-weight rowan yarn from Jannettes Rare Yarns (UK) for only $90AUD, that's $9ea and there's about 170m per ball.. woo hoo!! She has so much great quality yarns, at fantastic prices, I'll be going back for more no doubt.. I'm going to use it for either the cable sack sweater in SNB or the sweater of many buttons from ohmystars Which do ya think?

I meant to say thank you to Kita for sending through the info on dyeing yarn from Knitty which I used on the weekend for my dyeing saga.. although I omitted the oven and just used the good ol' microwave thanks to the info in my SNB book.. I'll post pics of the yarn tomorrow that I dyed.. I'll get better with practice I'm sure (well, I hope!)

I also found this info on dyeing from Eunny Jang very helpful (and comprehensive!) too. That girl's a smart cookie!

Whilst I'm in love with the knitwear designs in Twinkle, and can't wait to make most of them, the sizing is OH SO TEENY TINY.. I gather you need to be a model size or 13yrs old to fit into any of them?? Or is it, because the designs are chunky, they stretch heaps?? dunno.. but here's an example.. Halter top to fit bust size 25" (26.5", 28", 29.5") that's it!!!! My bust is around 36" so I'll be making adjustments, no?

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