Wednesday, November 10, 2010

finding the right home...

I made this little doll a couple years ago and she faithfully came along to nearly every market I attended since. Last Sunday at the latest Northey street Village life market she was picked up, looked over and not put back down. She finally was matched to the right person...and what a sweet feeling it is to see something you've made go to someone who cherishes it.

I am completely cherishing my latest purchases too. In fact I was practically having a photographic love affair with these little babies today!
I always seem to bring home wool and feel a bit excessive and worry about having materials that are totally surplus to my needs, but in this instance of spontaneous shopping I have no regrets at all. Not-ta one!
These precious Fauve fibres have found the right place with me.
I don't really know what I'll make yet, but boy, it has to be sooooo special!


This green toned one is 10 ply and is amazing to touch...it's from a bluefaced Leicester Aran, which I was told is the 'poor mans cashmere'...I don't know much at all about the various sheep's and wools but, wow, I agree because it feels perfectly luxurious.

This amazing skein has silk spun through the wool too-I love looking at all those tiny flecks of light and dark, so rich and luscious....

The gorgeous smaller orange toned one is delightfully fine and is going to be perfect for making some new flowers. When I bought these yarns they presented to me were in this beautifully screen printed bag...sigh. Maybe I need to coin a new term for this-its not really retail therapy, maybe 'market therapy' ? Any other suggestions and importantly any ideas for projects with my new yarns!?
xkate
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12 comments:

Sarah said...

Love, love, love your wool! Have you seen the spiral scarf at Morris and Son - that could be stunning.

http://www.morrisandsons.com.au/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=36899

Also congrats on finding a home for your lovely doll x

michelle said...

a serious case of yarn envy here. i gee it is so nice to have a special project go home with the right person

garcia.sol said...

i love that little doll, its so comforting when the precious things we create find the right home ;)

Wendy said...

Kate, she's just so sweet! Glad she's found a home...

LeelaBijou said...

What a sweet doll! So glad it has finally found a home :)

kp said...

i'm glad she's found a home too! and if that's the screenprinted bag in the background of the last shot it looks gorgeous...just like those wools. divine.

Rosalind said...

I think you are in love! :-) enjoy planning what you are going to make!

Amanda said...

Such a sweet doll story glad it has found the right home. And oh my I would have quite a love for those too. Gorgeous!!!

crochethealingandraymond said...

No! Not jealous at all! Why would I be!!!!!
*turns green*
XXX

Amanda said...

Love the yarn it is wonderful. Something lacey to show off the threads I think.

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I loved your little doll Kate and am so glad she has found her home....I would have been tempted myself!

LOVE your wool....maybe just sitting and admiring it and stroking it for a while will bring some inspiration :-)

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh how did you part with her - so special!! The yarn looks so lush :-)