Wednesday, 27 November 2013


There hasn't been a great deal of spinning but I have been very busy prepping an entire white merino/poll dorset cross fleece.  SOme photos on that later lol I am currently up to the carding stage and putting it into rolled batts ready for spinning.  I have done a little on the Deep earth colour way from

Knitting and crochet

The crochet jacket is now finished and I have started a new scarf with the beaded handspun.  Plus I am also making a granny square rug with some acrylic yarn that I was gifted.

Old chair

 Remember this grotty old chair.
Look at her now!  Striped back to bare bones and french polished and finally a new cover.


With a little help from Merlin I succeeded in getting all the strips sewn together and it is now bordered and sandwiched ready for quilting.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Yes more woolliness but the machine is coming out tomorrow

Lance's stripe socks are finished and I have only to do two sleeves for this crochet jacket. 

I have also finished spinning all Grace's purple, overdyed the beaded yarn I spun and did some more blue/grey merino. 

Horrid photo but it is brown really and not black lol.

I have also had my first try of Navaho (chain) plying as well and am so happy with the new wheel.  So much easier to control the tension etc on a wheel with scotch tension.  I liked the colours in the EGMTK Deep earth merino, suri alpaca and silk blend that I purchased a few more bags and will navaho ply all of it to hopefully keep the colours nice.
I have also posted off my xmas swap box today now that my partner has returned from her holidays.  Keep an eye out for it soon Ofaigh!

Tomorrow will see the machine having a run while I have some mending to do and make a small bean bag for Tess.