It hasn't rained here in 3 months and has been unusually hot too, so most blooming things are over and done with if they have even survived. I'm glad I didn't make a dye garden this year, as the cost of watering would have been massive. I try to do little preppy tasks whenever I'm … Continue reading Micro foraging for art supplies
It's taken me a long time to write this post, simply because the project never seemed to be quite done. It still isn't - but now it's on hold until I make it round to that end of the circle. I went on an exploration of colour palettes, solids mixed with subtle textures and fabrics … Continue reading Monk
I finished my colourful hat over the holidays, it was a quick and easy knit. Now I wonder if we'll get any frost so I can try it on without boiling my ears! I normally wear fleece headbands in the cold because it's easier to fit with long hair; what usually troubles me is wind … Continue reading Earflaps
It's a bone-cold, lazy (ie exhausted) indoorsy type of week with no social duties whatsoever, yay. I'm knitting a hat from an old handspun skein for no particular reason, G is finally updating my webserver and in return I'm rebuilding the website for his gun club. It's always fun to see how a handspun or … Continue reading Last week, last post
...or are you all too busy preparing for the holidays to visit Blogland? As for me I think I've got my back under control once more, my sleep cycle has readjusted to waking up at 6 without an alarm. Now I just have to shed the habit of dillydallying about and use my time more … Continue reading Is anybody out there?
The lack of interest last year allowed me to slack off on the subject, and the nettles I gathered are in fact still on the rafters in bundles. I partially blame blogging as a difficult forum for debates and sharing, as well as my lack of expertise obviously. As luck would have it, I'm now … Continue reading My failed nettle-along
I created this post 2 years ago with the intention of writing a series devoted to different procedures. But my woad crops failed and other stuff happened, as per usual, and here we are. So while waiting for black paint to arrive some time in the distant future; in between holiday house chores, I have … Continue reading Lincoln green 1
How has summer been treating you so far? Here in DK, children will be starting school again soon, in other countries I know August is the big holiday month. Do you have plans or did they already happen? Still very few days above 20° here, 15-18 and rain is mostly the norm. And I'm not … Continue reading August!
"Hello, my name is Pia and I like to make weird things." I had completely forgotten this experiment that I did after the "dishtowel shawl". But I guess it makes an excellent filler post while I'm busy with the 21 day painting challenge. I'd read about making seersucker or ruffles with two warp beams without … Continue reading Another non-scarf experiment