this yarn was spun with my catandsparrow fibre club rolags some finnx fleece from kathys fibres and merino I dyed…
next up I’ve bought more fibre from New Zealand from the lovely Heavenly Wools…I’ll post the fibre breeds and names when I spin them.. Have a great Sunday!✌💛
I went and visited my friend Kathy at her art studio yesterday. I’ve been so busy and so has she so we haven’t seen each other in a few months so we had plenty of gossip to share! 😉…
So while I was there I managed to get most of the rolags from my last post spun and I added some assorted blue finnx fleece to the bobbin as well. I’m going to ply it with some other fibres that I’m spinning tonight.
More fibres for Meeeee! 😁 I joined the Cat & Sparrrow Flora and Fauna monthly fibre club…I now have quite a little fibre stash that this weekend I need to start spinning up!..
The August fibre colours represent the Maltese Rock Centaury, a pretty flower that grows on the cliffs of costal Malta.. sadly its an endangered species due to habitat loss. The blues and green mimic the natural surroundings where these flowers grow…
Fibres for the rolags include BFL, polwarth, tencel and silk neps 💜💚💗
They are super soft and I love the soft colours.
my haunui fibre purchased from heavenlywools.co.nz came today!!😁… I just love the colours and the fibres are fairyfloss soft!😍..
I’m going to get the wheel set up and have a quick spin tonight.. this fibre is a new spin for me and so far I love the feel of it! 😍..
The left braid is 23.7micron in the colourway Bollywood dyed on a charcoal base..the other is 26 micron in the colourway Cindis dyed on dark moorit base..
I spun and plyed this yarn yesterday..it’s gold orange/red and brown dyed finnxcorriedale/romney fleece.. I’m pretty happy with how squishy it is.. It’s 185grams, 123 meters 7wpi so it’s chunky.
I’ve been wanting one for ages!.. I purchased the spindle and two braids of merino/bamboo top from catandsparrow fibres. Cat had a post bendigo sale and I couldn’t resist this package deal..
Now I just need to YouTube a few videos because in the 13 years I’ve been spinning I’ve never spindle spun..😂
….This yarn is actually day 9.. it’s another braid of Polwarth/Pearl 75/25..spun on two bobbins and then plyed…
It’s 10/11 wpi and 163 meters, 95grams.
Finally I have daylight and time to post a pic of my first finished yarn for TDF 2018. Heres Lucinda.. she measures 220.5meters, 12 to 13 wpi, weighs 90grams.
I 2plyed from 2 bobbins, one bobbin still has some single leftovers on it so I’ll add that in the next braid of this same fibre colourway that I spin, but I’m going to prep the next one different before spinning it.
Ugggh I’ve been finishing work late each day and by the time I get home the winter sun just hasn’t been bright enough to take a pic of my first finished TDF yarn.
I’ll pop a pic on here by the weekend.
Meanwhile look at my pretty cineraria flowers 💕💕.. this pic was taken tonight after I re-potted and watered them. I love how the water on the petals and leaves made the flowers look to me like they are a painting.
I spun up one bobbin yesterday and tonight I’ve finished spinning the second..This is the first bobbin. Tomorrow after work I’ll ply them.
More pics soon!
Day One.. deciding which of my fibres to spin first..and we have a winner..
Polwarth / Pearl 75/25..
Ready, Set, Go!🐑🚴♂️
I started this crochet blanket at least a week ago using some assorted purple and pink yarns from my mum..I’m making the pattern up as I go along..Hopefully it will look ok..I’ll go back and continue on my rainbow wave blanket soon.