Wednesday, 17 March 2010

First 5 Kilos

Well it's that time of year folks when the dyes come out to play .
This is the first 5 kilos to be dyed this year :0)
Only 12 to go . All before Wonderwool at the end of April . Will I get it done you ask , watch this space.
I've drawn up a plan of action and if this week is anything to go by I'll do it.
I'm way behind with not being well . Before Christmas I had planned to start work in February but things didn't wrk out that way. Anyway i'm getting better and am in the process of having my pills reduced  . Hopefully I will stop doing a very good impersination of The Dormouse in Alice in Wonderland.
I have made a big decision as well , cutting back on the shows, drastically. We will only be doing four shows this Summer as well as Wonderwool and Woolfest . No going away for two months in the Lakes . Last year was the straw that broke the camel's back .The torrential rain and winds of last year just finished us . But you watch we'll probably have a hot Summer now we aren't going up to Cumbria . But who cares we are going to enjoy doing the garden instead . We've already started planting seeds and DH planted the first spuds today .
I'm looking forward to growing flowers whilst DH gets on with the veg .

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Spinning Wheel for Sale

I am parting with my Ashford Traveller Spinning Wheel . The reason being is I have just bought a new one . This time a Lendrum which is easier and quicker to spin with . I am loath to part with it but I just don't have the room for three wheels . I won't be parting with my hand painted Traddy though:0)
There are some bits and pieces as well .
Ashford Traveller . Less that a year old , mint condition.
£240 + postage ( now not for sale .changed my mind :0) )
Ashford Lace Flyer for Taditional or Traveller . Never been used .
£80 + postage SOLD
Competition Lazy Kate .£20 + postageSOLD
There are five extra bobbins as well SOLD
If you want to buy the whole lot I will give free postage .
Anyone interested can get in touch by email info(at)laalbear(dot)co(dot)uk replace words with signs :0)
or if you are on Ravelry you can PM me there ,Laalbear.
Thank you for looking .

Thursday, 4 March 2010

A long Weekend in Wales ( pic heavy)

We've just come back from a few days in Wales , were we stayed with our good friends Artis Anne and her DH Tony . We should have gone last week but they were both poorly .Still we got there in the end. 
Annie had got us free tickets to go to Portmerion.I'll not bothere with tags for the pictures just enjoy.

A rare pic of me and DH :0). It's not often we get photographed together .
We had a lovely time . It was very quiet as it was out of season. I've been there when it's been full of tourists .
Annie and Tony made us most welcome and the days were filled with spinning , knitting , watching films and eating . Annie is a fabulous cook and I felt sure I'd put a stone on , but was glad to find out I hadn't . 
Monday was Tony's turn to take us out . We went on a long walk through the woods .
The mountains covered in snow.

We came across this white peacock but he didn't show us his tail.
Someone had cut a seat in this fallen log.
Just the place to have a rest.
Meg sunning herself.
There were some fantastic waterfalls .
All to soon our stay was over . It did me the power of good . It's nice to spend time with good friends who are as like minded as yourselves . We've been invited back so we must have behaved ourselves :0)