and I felt afresh how good it is to make things with my hands,to pause from retail work and university study
and feel them cut and seam and wind and hook,
to drink tea and birth some of the often-dreamed-of projects
that swirl around in my head -
and feed my cottony soul;
quilty tote bag for her birthday tomorrow
tunic; 21 squares done, 80 or so to go!
That ridiculously big ball of stone-coloured (yes, I took the risk of it possibly looking like medieval armour) yarn is the best ever - pure Australian wool. Its from Bendigo Woolen Mills and a 150g ball of luxury 4-ply (you see above) costs around $14... considering they sell 50g balls of similar varieties for $12+ in most shops I've visited its incredibly good value! Free postage within Australia too. Mmmmm woool...