And so the finished Yarrrn!!! The roving practically spun itself, and it also gave me the opportunity to practice my long draw...hence the slubby bits...hehehe
I will make a post first thing on Monday (28th) .....leave me a message, and I'll write all yer names down and get Dan to draw the winner out of a hat first thing on Tuesday....
Have been really busy.....dyeing, spinning and knitting up a pair of custom longies. The longies have one more leg to go and the handspun is still drying, so I'll blog them later ;)
This colourway I have called "Berries and Blue Sky"This one is "Storm" again, a custom dye for a Super dooper KnittyMama :)
I realised last night I've not blogged for ages......was reminded of the fact by my good friend BigBird....and felt so duly chided I thought I'd better come up for air :)
This roving I braided before putting it into soak and then dye, I wanted to see if doing this would reduce felting issues. We shall see if its worked when it comes to spinning it up, but it seems to be a little better....
An okay week sofar....with lots of lovely things to show and tell :) First off.....my Knitpicks Harmony Circulars from Get Knitted.....ooooooohhhh hhhhmmmmmm....and I got some sweeties and a free pen!!!
As I said on Monday, I've been experimenting in dyeing my new slow cooker....I did 100g of BFL on Monday, in pinks and purples.....and its turned out not too bad :) Ends are a little felted, but thats okay. I just need to work out the timings now.
Its spinning up okay.....!!!
I braided some more roving last night, and dyed it up in the braid.....so we shall see how that has turned out :) I am really enjoying the randomness of the dyeing......I am usually such a precise person, its nice to "allow" myself some "Lets just slap it on and see what happens"..... quite liberating in fact....hehehe
Woke up feeling a bit urghblah.......its the dark mornings,cold and rain I guess.....coupled with the fact I HATE Mondays......
Have been searching high and low for some new shoes.....my faves are now getting a bit threadbare, and are starting to hurt my feet. They are Rocket Dog mules, and the comfiest shoes... EVER. So having had my feet spoiled for a year, I couldn't find anything I liked. I have odd heels, and struggle to find shoes that don't leave me in agony, so I prefer to buy mules.....
Woke up feeling a bit miserable yesterday, so I decided to cheer myself up dyeing this lot :)
Just got a parcel, my blogversary prize..... from the lovely Lizet
She sent a knitting project bag, in a beautiful batik fabric (now you can't have too many knitting project bags) an entrelac washcloth, two 50g balls of Noro Silk Garden...ooohhh, and some undyed BFL fibre!!!AND also, she sent two bars of chocolatey goodness (yum yum), a jar of my favourite-est coffee AND a vanilla scented candle (which I have lit straight away...he he he)
These are a medium size, made with KraftyKoala's "Planet Earth organically farmed Merino Aran......yummy scrummy colourway, and a really joyous yarn to knit up :)