Monday, 30 November 2009

Friday, 27 November 2009

Rachel's scarf


Rachel's scarf
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

So far: The secret message wool is crocheted alongside my handspun. Now I am waiting for some wine coloured fleece to line it. It will be blanket stitched around, and finished with a purple shell button to fasten with the loop.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

First landscape postcard


First landscape postcard
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

I'm not overjoyed with this. I liked it until I saw it in the photo. I still like the sky but I never could get perspective right. I shall continue to look at other folks' work and try to improve my own.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Leather needle case


Leather needle case
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Leather needle case


Leather needle case
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Leather outer with needle felted inner pocket/pins and needles sleeve.

Tree #2


Tree #2
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Needlefelted Christmas Tree decoration. My second one, and it's turned out better than the first one.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Dog and cat!


Dog and cat!
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Golden Retriever fur spun by spinweaver, plied with cat fur provided by lej619, spun by myself. It's very soft!

The cat fur was tricky at first, but then went rather well. It plied well with the dog and I look forward to crocheting it into the middle of a square for my blanket.

Needlebook


Needlebook
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

I thoroughly enjoyed making this. I experimented with stitches and particularly liked the open chain stitch. This was so much fun that I joined a Kit Group on Swap-Bot, and look forward to swapping more kits!

Needlebook


Needlebook
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Needlebook


Needlebook
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

The needlebook kit sent to me by Kicki1970


A parcel just because my coordinator was such a good sport and angelled me to: SecretSheep
Originally uploaded by Kicki1970

This was a gift because I angelled a swap for Kicki. Very kind of you, Kicki thankyou!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Ingredients for a scarf


Ingredients for a scarf
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

With the knitted blank Rachel and I dyed, and my handspun (including sparkly angelina) we have the ingredients for Rachel's scarf and hat set. I have started and it's gooooooorrrrrgeous.

Handspun


Handspun
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

The results from a pick'n'mix merino stand at this year's wonderwoolwales festival.

Spun yesterday morning. Initially I decided I wasn't friends with merino any more. Then it ended up like this and I love it.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Secret message wool


Secret message wool
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

Rachel (6) and I dyed this knitted length using Kool-Aid. Firstly we dyed it pink, then splodged cherry over it, then wrote the message in blue. It will be re-knitted into mittens and a hat for her. I am going to spin some sparkly pink to ply with it first.

Rachel is proud of her wool dyeing!


Rachel is proud of her wool dyeing!
Originally uploaded by Secret Sheep

She can't wait for the sparkly bits to be added and for it to be knitted into some goodies for her.