My new baby

This arrived one morning in April…..

Which soon turned into this! My new Majacraft Rose….I call her Rozza, after a rose my Mum used to grow when I was a child, Rosa Mundi

I have even been spinning some funky coils, now that was such fun and a bit scary and I’m not even sure if I have done them right. I spun the rest of the fibre into some chunky yarn, Navajo plied to keep the colours separate.

I couldn’t tell you about Rozza until now because I had to keep it a surprise that my Ashford Traditional was going to be a birthday present for Ali from me and Barry and Jez, Ali’s husband. She has been spinning already and I think she’ll do fine. I took with me some of my hand dyed fibre for her to play with, I can’t wait to see what she spins up. It’s not Ali’s birthday until 9th May but we couldn’t get to see her until after her birthday, so this weekend it was!

This is Maddie showing off her new cardi from Grandma, I made it out of 2.5 skeins of sock yarn. It is knitted on larger needles than usual for sock yarn, but there is alpaca in it so it has fluffed up a bit too. The yarn, Caress, is from the Natural Dye Studio and the pattern is from Denmark, which did confuse me at times! The pattern is called Pebbles and can be found in my projects on Ravelry

This cute little top is called Fiona’s Top and is by the same designer as the cardigan, Sanne Bjerregaard, she designs such lovely patterns but the translation from Danish to English can be confusing…I have knitted one of these before for Imogen who’s two. This one is tiny, 3-6 months size for a special little girl. I love the yarn, another one from The Natural Dye Studio, sadly discontinued, Nino.

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Thank you so much for all the well wishes for our anniversary, as I said earlier, we went to Devon and spent the Saturday at Diggerland! Everyone had a great time and you can see all the photos if you click the picture below.
Diggerland April 18th 2009

sorry about the large font, blogger will either make it all big or all tiny, as I am getting on I think bigger is better!

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About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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9 Responses to My new baby

  1. Thimbleanna says:

    Oooooh Marianne, that funny yarn is gorgeous. So are those sweaters you’ve made/are making. I’m in awe — you get so much done!

  2. hakucho says:

    I’m here drooling over your new wheel :)Love the cardigan and top…very nice!happy spinning and knitting 🙂

  3. Jen says:

    very nice. Diggerland looks fun -was it the one in Kent? Would it be fun for 2 adults to go without kids?

  4. Clare says:

    Lovely wheel, and nice yarn. You can forget about housework for a while now then!!

  5. Julie says:

    Pretty new wheel! How nice that Ali gets your Traditional; I’ll bet she was thrilled.Beautiful sweater on a beautiful girl.Diggerland looks like a lot of fun!

  6. Monika says:

    You have to tell us how you like spinning with Rozza! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Rose.Lovely knits for your little ones!

  7. CG says:

    I doubt I could spin to save my life but it doess look fun!

  8. Lin says:

    I love your new wheel!

  9. KSee says:

    Grandma, you make the bestest stuff for the grand babies. Beautiful work. Just going to your Rav link and seeing all your project is amazing. Missed your anniversary. Hard to believe it has been a year!

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