Feng Shui Slugs

January 25, 2010

Who knew? Custom Order Feng Shui Slugs for a lovely lady in Belgium.
Passion/ Love Slug, Yin and Yang Slugs.

The Passion/Love Slug is gorgeous in rich, red and super-soft yarns. I used a scarlet red chenille yarn that has amazing tiny flickers of sparkly red through it – like the sparks of passion!

I also used another shade of red chenille yarn and a yarn made up of loads of fiery red threads.

I noticed (and you can see it in the photo) one of these threads made a little loop outside the knitting and was about to tuck it in neatly when I thought it was like being ‘undone’ in passion so I have left it! LOL.

The white and silver Slug is knit with pure white bamboo yarn with white wool mix yarn and a beautiful silver fibre yarn. The fibres look white in the photos but they are actually silver white. I stuffed this one lightly so it is soft and more feminine.

The black and gold one I made with black bamboo yarn with bright gold lurex yarn and a dull gold fibre yarn. I stuffed it more firmly and made it slightly bigger than the white and silver slug.

What a joy – these Feng Shui Slugs practically made themselves! Beautiful energy.

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No good stuffing

September 21, 2008

A friend gave me a link to what looked like great pure wool stuffing on ebay and even though I love the pure wool (sometimes even Merino) roving I get I thought I’d give this one a go.

Nope, don’t like it. Not using it. Immediately ordered a tonne of my gorgeous usual wool roving from my usual supplier at www.handmadepresents.co.uk. So I am waiting for stuffing. This has happened before – I knit up a storm in stuffing-less periods, it’s quite good really. I have today made a couple of adorable/disgusting Halloween Slugs in orange and black.

Who decides things like what colors represent what festivals. Like, why is Christmas all about green and red? Now giant supermarkets have decided (or was it us?) that Halloween is best represented by black and fluoro lime green and orange colors and occasionally a witchy-purple.

I’ve been knitting ghostly white slugs, black wizard slugs, orange and black slugs and bright pumpkin orange slugs in velvety chenille.