Yummy corriedale from @craftycatknittybits …
Yummy corriedale from @craftycatknittybits …
…oh yeh and I’m glad I did!!..
I bought these at the start of December with my Birthday money as early Christmas presents to me! They arrived today all the way from “sunny” England..
I bought them on Etsy from the lovely Caroline of The Shepherds Hut UK.. on Instagram she’s @cjpfibres
I have to say this isn’t the first time I’ve bought from Caroline and wont be the last!.. love them all so much!
left to right
Sunshine Mellow – Rambouillet, Cabbage Patch – BFL, Acorn Yellow – Finnish, Red Leaves – Rambouillet, Lemon & Lime – Superwash Merino/Nylon
My first yarn for 2019! I really want to keep this yarn but I plan on giving it away as a surprise gift tomorrow to my workmate who wants to knit some woolies for her first grandchild who just happened to be born in December on my birthday!…hes obviously going to be an awesome person like me!..wink wink..
2ply 200g, 246 meters, 11wpi/DK, merino bamboo & shetland fibres.
I spun up these blue green fibres over the weekend. The blue is called Lightening – its 70% merino and 30% bamboo from Cat and Sparrow fibres, the green is called Green Jersey its 100% Shetland from The Shepherds Hut.
I’m making this yarn for a friend at work. I’m hoping it doesn’t have the barber pole effect too much when I ply it.
I also noticed on my Instagram last night that the first yarn I finished on January 1st 2018 was also made with blue and green fibres!
The left skein is made from fibres named milky way and silky oats. Both spun and 2 plyed together. I popped a pic of Milky Way on here two posts back..
Silky oats is a bfl & tussah silk blend.
This skein is more of a grey colouring compared to my far right skein which was made with fibres milky way and camelot
That skein has more brown in it because there is more baby camel fibres in it.
Camelot fibre consisted of baby alpaca, baby camel, super fine merino and tussahsilk..both skeins are so soft.
oh and piggy in the middle of my photo is a mish mash skein of assorted coloured fibre singles I 2plyed😉
Happy New Year – see you in 2019!
I’ve purchased a beautiful merino fleece from a farmer in Tasmania. I want to spin up some of this fleece to gift to a friend at work as she’s just become a grandmother for the first time and she’s thinking of knitting her grandchild some winter woolies.
She knows I’m a spinner and has said she’ll buy some yarns from me, but I’ll give her the yarns for free as I know she’ll appreciate it.
This is a beautiful fine coloured coated merino fleece, white with smoky grey and light grey speckles.
I only purchased 700g but I’m also gifting 200g of this to another overseas spinner I met through Instagram.
I dont think she’s ever spun fleece before and I want her to have a great experience spinning with a lovely fleece as theres nothing worse when learning to spin fleece and getting a dirty matted fleece and having to spend hours cleaning and flicking it before even starting to spin it.
If I have to spend time cleaning a fleece then I dont even buy it. I dont mind dirt on the tips but lifes too short to waste time on crappy dirty fleeces especially when there are farmers who sell beautiful coated fleeces that I can buy, flick and spin as soon as I get it.
Last night I plyed up this natural coloured wool free combed top named “milky way”..its a luxury blend of Baby Camel, Suri Alpaca, Soy Fibre, Milk Protein and Black Diamond..
I plyed it with a braid of BFL & Tussah Silk named Silk Oats, both fibres were from catandsparrowfibres.
I’ll reskein the dried yarn & put a pic on here tomorrow.
I’ve got at least 100g of Milky Way singles left on my bobbin so tonight I’m spinning another natural coloured fibre named Camelot.
It consist of super fine merino, baby alpaca, baby camel and tussah silk. I’ll ply these two and post pics soon xx
I’ve finally got a finished skein of yarn to share…the fibre I showed two posts ago well it’s taken me forever to get it spun due to everyday life getting in the way…
this yarn was meant to be coils and when it came time to ply I completely forgot to ply the way my spinoff 2009 magazine showed me, so now my coils are what I like to call witchettygrubs😂🤣 …oh well its plyed and balanced so I’m sure someone will love it and buy it at the 2019 beanie festival…
Tonight I’ll get out some more fibre & my copy of The spinners book of yarn designs and try some of the yarn ideas in it as I’m thinking of making more art style yarns coming into this new year..
I’ve turned into the type of spinner that buys all these gorgeous fibres and then doesn’t have enough time on the weekend to ACTUALLY spin them!..
So no more wasting most of my weekend on Instagram..because I spend a heck of a lot of time looking at spinning, knitting, crochet, weaving etc that other fibre artists out there post.
So what did I buy… I bought some gorgeous handdyed fibres from The Shepherds Hut ..some are shetland and some are merino/bamboo..
Love em..now to spin them!
I’ve dug through my stash and decided tonight I’ll start spinning up these two braids of NZ Merino that I bought on Etsy from Heavenlywools.co.nz ..I think they’ll look good when plyed together..
I took this pic yesterday…its 324meters, 11-12wpi, Sport /Dk spun from superwash merino & polwarth/merino.. I’ve popped on a pic of the superwash merino bobbin that I plyed with my other bobbin from my previous post…